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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 course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

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.

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 Healthcare Public Health, Social Care Social Work, Sport Nutrition

Study Mode Part-time, One day a week - 4 taught days

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start January 2018

Duration Spread over 10 weeks

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.

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