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Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Adults in Primary & Secondary Care - HEA00078I

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Mrs. Linda Currie
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20
    • See module specification for other years: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Summer Term 2019-20
C Summer Term 2019-20

Module aims

To prepare healthcare professionals working in primary and secondary care to provide appropriate and effective treatment and support for people with COPD that enables them to manage their condition and prevent progression across all stages of the disease.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Outline the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system and describe the pathophysiological changes that occur in COPD.
  2. Assess and diagnose COPD using structured history taking and spirometry.
  3. Discuss pharmacological and therapeutic interventions in the management of stable COPD.
  4. Recognise an exacerbation and implement appropriate interventions.
  5. Demonstrate and assess inhaler technique across a range of inhaler devices.
  6. Discuss the impact of the disease on patients, carers and families.
  7. Recognise the contributions of the MDT in the treatment and management of all stages of COPD.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay with case scenario (3000 words)
N/A 100
Objective Structured Clinical Examination - HS Dpt
OSCE
1 hours 0

Special assessment rules

Non-compensatable

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay with case scenario (3000 words)
N/A 100
Objective Structured Clinical Examination - HS Dpt
OSCE
1 hours 0

Module feedback

Written feedback for summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

  • Bellamy, D. and Booker, R. (2011). Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary care: All you need to know to manage COPD in your practice. 4th edn. London: Class Publishing Limited.
  • Bellamy, D. and Booker, R. (2005). Spirometry in Practice. 2nd edn. Hartley Wintney, Hants: BTS COPD Consortium.
  • Lynes, D. (2007). The management of COPD in primary and secondary care. Keswick, M&K Update Ltd.
  • Marieb, E.N. (2009). Essentials of human anatomy & physiology. 9th edn. San Francisco, London: Pearson/Benjamin Cummings.
  • The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (2018). Management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in adults in primary and secondary care. Clinical guideline 115. London: The National Institute for Clinical Excellence.



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