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Respiratory Disorders - Level 6 - AC0338

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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.

Designed for practitioners who work with patients suffering from respiratory disease, this module will give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of respiratory disorders and examine contemporary evidence of the management of these disorders. By completing this module, you will develop an increased understanding of the needs of patients with respiratory disorders and learn how to apply that knowledge to practice. You will also develop an increased knowledge of the patho-physiology of various respiratory disorders and become familiar with current treatment and research findings.

Aims of Module

  • Develop an increased understanding of the needs of patients with respiratory disorders and how to apply that knowledge to practice
  • Develop increased knowledge of the patho-physiology of various respiratory disorders
  • Be familiar with current treatment options available and appropriate research findings
  • Provide enhanced care to patients and carers through the utilisation of knowledge and provision of information

Syllabus Outline

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Lung investigations
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Pathophysiology of various common respiratory conditions and contemporary management
  • Non-invasive respiratory support including CPAP and BIPAP
  • Contemporary treatment options
  • Transplant Assessment
  • Smoking Cessation/health promotion

Learn from the Best

Our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in the NHS in the North East.

You will be taught by academic staff with knowledge of respiratory disorders, practitioners/lecturers and expert clinical staff.

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.

 

Teaching and Assessment

You will be actively involved in the learning process and the course will be delivered through directed learning, independent reading, case study analysis, group work, lectures and, where appropriate, e-learning.

Clinical practice is an essential part of the learning process so you will need to be practising in a clinical environment that supports learning and teaching of essential skills associated with caring for respiratory patients.

Assessment of this module will take the form of a 4,000-word essay exploring a respiratory condition in depth.

 

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 your CPD course.

 

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

Completing this CPD module will enable you to provide enhanced care to patients and carers and give you an opportunity to reflect on current management of patients in your own area.

Course info

Award Type Level 6

Sector Healthcare Public Health, Social Care Social Work, Sport Nutrition

Study Mode Classroom based and E-learning

Start February 2018

Designed for practitioners who work with patients suffering from respiratory disease, this module will give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of respiratory disorders and examine contemporary evidence of the management of these disorders. By completing this module, you will develop an increased understanding of the needs of patients with respiratory disorders and learn how to apply that knowledge to practice. You will also develop an increased knowledge of the patho-physiology of various respiratory disorders and become familiar with current treatment and research findings.

Evidence of diploma level study.

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