Enhance your understanding and knowledge of how to care for a patient spanning both the acute and chronic respiratory spectrum. We're the only university in the country to offer a course specific to respiratory and thoracic care.
Our course will further your understanding of the complexity of respiratory diseases and illnesses, and your knowledge of current assessment and management options. You'll also explore the importance of working with the multidisciplinary team and consider the impact of living with a respiratory disease upon patients, carers, families and the NHS.
The ‘Burden of Lung Disease’ (British Thoracic Society 2000, 2006) highlighted the huge health and economic burden of respiratory illness. In the UK respiratory disease kills 1 in 5 people, more women die of lung cancer than breast cancer and premature mortality from COPD is twice as high in the UK than in Europe. The current and future impacts of respiratory disease in the UK is concerning, this means there is a need for specialist knowledge and skills in order to deliver high-quality, evidence-based healthcare
This module will improve your current understanding, knowledge, management and assessment of respiratory diseases. It will enhance your understandings of the impact of respiratory disease and illness, upon patients, carers, family and the NHS. Your knowledge of treatment options available will be enhanced as Respiratory pharmacology, Oxygen therapy, Non-Invasive Ventilation Therapy and Thoracic surgery are samples of that which is included with this module’s content.
You’ll be a health care professional working on a respiratory ward, in thoracic surgery, or in critical care. You’ll understand the demand for specialist skills in this area, and you’ll be keen to meet the challenges and demands of caring for patients across the acute and chronic spectrum.
There will be dedicated time spent within the module to consider the pathophysiological effects of Covid-19 and an update on implications for current health services and emerging research.
There are two forms of assessment to this module. One is completion of a practical portfolio undertaken in practice with an identified clinical mentor. The second is a written assessment on a topic of your choice, relative to an area of care within your working environment.
This module is intended for registered health professionals working in areas such as respiratory wards, thoracic surgery and critical care areas.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
To access this course, you must:
Applicants for level 7 study should also have a degree in a relevant subject
If you work in primary care, we offer a course aimed specifically at your area of practice. Please see the course page https://aru.ac.uk/study/professional-and-short-courses/management-of-chronic-respiratory-conditions-for-primary-and-community-practitioners for more details.
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