At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
Entry and Admissions
Short Course / CPD
Six days in the classroom over 6 weeks. Supported by E-Learn.
No Partner College
Next cohort: May 2019
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.
- This module is aimed at nurses and other health care practitioners who are working, or wish to expand their knowledge in the care and management of asthma and COPD.
- The module prepares practitioners to work with greater autonomy in this field and will equip them with the knowledge and skill to take responsibility for leading and influencing the development of the management of asthma and COPD in primary care settings.
- The module will be of particular interest to practice nurses, nurse practitioners, district nurses, prison nurses, community matrons, case managers with a focus on respiratory medicine.
Learning Environment & Assessment:
3,000 word assignment.
We are committed to delivering academic learning of the highest quality, helping you to stretch your mind and fulfil your university ambitions.
Learning outcome & aims
The aim of this module is to build on the student’s existing knowledge of respiratory conditions and dysfunction and provide them with the opportunity to examine Asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in greater depth.
Learning Outcomes :
Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care and management to meet the specific needs of individuals with Asthma and COPD.
Apply knowledge of anatomy & physiology to the care of individuals with (i) Asthma and (ii) COPD.
Critically analyse your role and that of the multi-disciplinary team in the management of asthma & COPD and demonstrate a working appreciation of collaboration.
Critically examine national initiatives, guidelines and contemporary research and apply this theoretical knowledge to the clinical management of patients.
Industry links & professional accreditation
We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.
Work experience and international opportunities
At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.
The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.
UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.
From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.
Fees & Funding
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.