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Enhancing the Care for People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Level 7 - AC0797
Wednesday 29th September 2021

A number of funding arrangements are available for this module in 21/22 and you should contact your CWD lead for information and approval before accepting your place as you may be liable for fees. Students wishing to apply from outside our region should contact the email below.

To apply please make a note of the module start month, click on apply 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. The deadline for you to submit an application for this module is 10 working days prior to the start date shown below.

**PLEASE NOTE – the Continuous Workforce Development (CWD) policy we have with Health Education England and the NHS Trusts states that you must have authorisation from your CWD Lead before applying for the module. A list of CWD Leads can be found here.  

BEFORE YOU CLICK “Apply Now” to apply - please ensure you have confirmed your authorisation to attend the module with your CWD Lead as you will be asked to enter their name and email address as a reference on your application.

If you do not provide details of your CWD Lead with your application this will delay the progress of your application and your place on the module may be at risk. Instructions on how to add the details of your CWD as a reference are found within the guidance notes below **

GUIDANCE NOTES

 

 

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:

Wednesday 29th September 2021 (start date)
Wednesday 6th October 2021
Wednesday 20th October 2021
Wednesday 3rd November 2021
Wednesday 10th November 2021

 

Course Information

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Online

Mode of Study
Part Time

Start Wednesday 29th September 2021

Sector
Health, Sport and Social Care

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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