Management of asthma and COPD, NU3065 Short Course

Management of asthma and COPD, NU3065 Short Course
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

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:


Course Length:

Six days in the classroom over 6 weeks. Supported by E-Learn.


School of Community Health and Midwifery

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: January 2021

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Course Content

Course Outline:
  • 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.

Academic Expertise

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

Aim :

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.


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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.

Graduate Careers

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.


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Progression Routes

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.

£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

For further information:

Module information: Gillian Armitage, Senior Lecturer, 01772 893695
Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,




About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839