This module will develop and enhance your skills and knowledge in the diagnosis and management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in both the acute and primary care settings.
The importance of history taking will be emphasised and how to recognise when a patient's condition is becoming unstable. Evidence based treatments as well as lifestyle, health promotion and concordance will be reviewed in order to promote the best outcomes for the patient with COPD.
You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study. Alternatively classroom-based induction days take place at our Lancaster and Carlisle campuses and are usually scheduled for the first week of each semester.
The running of this module is dependent on there being sufficient numbers of interest.
This module will enhance your knowledge and skills in caring for those with COPD whether in primary or secondary care and assist in the development of key knowledge and skills framework indicators.
Having completed this module you may wish to bring the credits into the University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Long Term Conditions. Please discuss this opportunity with the module leader before completion of this module.
Alternatively, you may wish to use this module towards a degree such as the BSc (Hons) Practice Development or BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice.