Principles of Respiratory & Thoracic Care

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Blended learning

12 weeks

Module level: 6 and 7

Module credits: 30 credits


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.

Full description

Who should attend?

This module is intended for registered health professionals working in areas such as respiratory wards, thoracic surgery and critical care areas.


Starts week commencing 10 January 2022
Teaching will take place weekly for 12 weeks, exact dates to be confirmed

Where you'll study

Your faculty

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.

Where can I study?

Blended learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our learning management system.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2021/22


30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2021/22


30 Credits (Level 6) for courses starting in 2022/23


30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2022/23


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Marian Hepburn-Barnes

CPD Admissions Team

Entry requirements

To access this course, you must:

  • be a registered health professional with at least one year’s experience
  • have at least six months’ experience in a respiratory and/or thoracic setting.

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 for more details.

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