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Enhancing the Care for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Level 7 - AC0797

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About this course

This module is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on book now and choose the application for the correct starting month. Once your application is complete we will contact you in order to confirm whether or not you have been allocated a place.

In order to assist you in completing your application we have attached guidance notes. Please refer to these while completing your application.

As part of your application you will need to upload a copy of your completed study leave approval form. If you do not attach your approval form to your application or it is incomplete this will delay your application and may impact you being offered a place on the module. Instructions on how to do this are in the guidance notes.

GUIDANCE NOTES

STUDY LEAVE APPROVAL FORM

 

 

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

You will learn about the essential elements that contribute to improving monitoring and management of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This module will enable you to respond to and challenge practice for yourself and others.  As you explore the evidence base you will develop an awareness of contemporary drivers putting monitoring and management of COPD at the forefront of care delivery. You will develop your consultation and history taking skills which can significantly influence practice.

The module seeks to enable practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds and settings to develop knowledge and understanding of essential elements which contribute to improving monitoring and management of patients with COPD, whilst enabling them to respond to and challenge practice for themselves and others. Topics include:

  • Respiratory foundation – definition and classification of COPD; pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches; anxiety and depression; end of life.
  • Consultation skills – including history taking; shared decision making; motivational interviewing.
  • Health promotion and education – consideration of lifestyle factors including smoking cessation, diet and exercise and their impact on disease trajectory; referral to specialist services.
  • The practicalities of inhaler management – inhaler technique workshop; exacerbation management; encouraging and supporting patients with self-management.
  • Patient perspectives – patient voice; patient choice; carers perspectives.

In addition, participants will develop an appreciation of research relevant to the subject that can significantly influence practice.

Delivery Dates:

20/11/19

21/11/19

4/12/19

5/12/19

18/12/19

Learn from the Best

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through a blended learning approach which will incorporate the use of the University’s interactive online eLearning Portal (eLP), lectures, discussions and workshops. Technology enabled learning will be enhanced through your interaction with the eLP which will give you the flexibility to access the module materials and aids remotely. The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to tackle a series of guided exercises. Many of the exercises will ensure you co-construct knowledge collaboratively with your module peers during the workshops. You will be required to actively engage in research rich learning through an enquiry based approach to ensure authentic learning.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of the module.

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career an Edge

Ensure you are up-to-date with the latest developments in research and practice to support wound care.

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Lectures, Workshops, Reflective Practice, Seminars and Directed Study

Sector Health, Sport and Social Care

Study Mode Part Time

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start 20th November 2019

Duration 5 weeks (delivered on Wednesday's and Thursday's)

You will learn about the essential elements that contribute to improving monitoring and management of patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). This module will enable you to respond to and challenge practice for yourself and others. As you explore the evidence base you will develop an awareness of contemporary drivers putting monitoring and management of COPD at the forefront of care delivery. You will develop your consultation and history taking skills which can significantly influence practice.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of the module.

You should be a qualified nurse or healthcare practitioner, who is involved in the management of COPD patients. You will need to demonstrate evidence of previous study at level 6.

Level 6:

Undertaking the module should enable the student to:

Knowledge & Understanding:

Develop relevant knowledge of the trajectory and central components of COPD in order to assist them to lead and influence monitoring and management of COPD patients in clinical practice.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

Use established techniques to critically analyse evidence and draw conclusions about its usefulness to professional practice.

Draw upon IT skills to facilitate their professional development and communication strategies e.g. engage with the eLP materials and discussion board and submit their work electronically.

Hold critical discussions with their peers during workshops and in their written summative assessment.

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):

Develop the characteristics of a Northumbria student as they reflect on service user’s problems, applying knowledge of contemporary drivers used in the monitoring and management of COPD.

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at NSBackOffice@northumbria.ac.uk or call (0191) 4060901.

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