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Professional Development

Tel: +44 (0)117 32 81043, Option 1 for PD
followed by option: 1 for CHSS, 2 for CBAL or 3 for CATE

You can view, apply for and review your professional development courses here.

Asthma Care and Management


Courses

Please select the level of study you wish to apply for. Level M indicates that you wish to study at Masters level, and Levels 1-3 indicate that you wish to study at Degree (Undergraduate) level.

Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTRUU-20-3

Level

3

Fees

24-25 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£822.00

Unassessed

24-25 Accredited 20 credits

£1100.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.

Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 29/08/24 unless already sold out. If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. THIS MODULE IS DELIVERED AS A BLEND OF ON-CAMPUS AND ONLINE TEACHING DAYS. Submission Date: to be confirmed by module leader. NOTE: For parking at Glenside Campus, you will need to download a Parking Permit from the University - you will be able to do this once you have been registered on myUWE

Venue

GLENSIDE CAMPUS

Attendance days for the course

Thursday - 12 September 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 19 September 2024GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 26 September 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 03 October 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 10 October 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 17 October 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 28/03/25 unless already sold out. If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. THIS MODULE IS DELIVERED AS A BLEND OF ON-CAMPUS AND ONLINE TEACHING DAYS. Submission Date: to be confirmed by module leader. NOTE: For parking at Glenside Campus, you will need to download a Parking Permit from the University - you will be able to do this once you have been registered on myUWE

Venue

CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)

Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 24 April 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 10 April 2025ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 17 April 2025GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 01 May 2025ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 08 May 2025ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 15 May 2025ONLINE19:00 - 16:00

Applications

University

Assessment

Formative assessment
Presentation on effectiveness of treatment: Evaluate and critique a specific area of treatment for an individual with asthma. This promotes peer learning and appreciation of different roles in the delivery of service in healthcare. This will enable you to explore the foundations for the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment
Assignment on effectiveness of treatment: Writing an essay demonstrating knowledge and understanding of a specific area of treatment/intervention to a person living with asthma (3000 words).

The essay should include the pathophysiology of asthma and how effective the treatment/intervention is in order to meet the person's healthcare needs. The essay should clearly demonstrate understanding of the role of the practitioners in enhancing future practice.

At level M, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide independent perspectives regarding the delivery of treatment/intervention and management. This should include a critical exploration of literature and debate the wider socio-political implications of asthma.

Careers/further study

The Level 6 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

 

Content

The module syllabus typically covers:

Introduction to asthma

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Pathophysiology of asthma
  • Epidemiology and disease progression

Diagnosing and monitoring

  • *Introduction to Spirometry, lung function testing and peak flow assessment
  • *Physical examination and history taking (recognising a respiratory distressed patient)
  • Multi-professional roles in assessment; diagnosis and monitoring in children and adults

Non-pharmacological and pharmacological management

  • Non-pharmacological treatment for asthma in children and adults
  • Pharmacological treatment for asthma in children and adults
  • Critiquing papers

Assessment and Management of Acute Asthma

  • Lessons from asthma deaths and near-fatal asthma
  • Treatment of acute asthma in children and adults
  • Further investigation and monitoring
  • Hospital discharge and follow up
  • Effectiveness of treatment/intervention

Self-management

  • Self-management; personalised care planning for children and adults
  • Integrated care pathways

* The introduction to Spirometry lung and function testing and Physical examination and history taking sessions are brief overviews of these processes. They do not provide accredited skills or assure competency in practice on completion of this module. If you would like to do an accredited course regarding spirometry, please consider one of the following courses through the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology. For the physical examination and history taking, UWE Bristol runs a Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning module.

Course Director

Polly Wilson

Introduction

The 20 credit Asthma Care and Management module is available at level 6 (UZTRUU-20-3) or level 7 (UZTRUT-20-M). On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify, justify and critically debate the relevant literature, including policy, professional and academic relating to asthma service provision.
  • Critically discuss and evaluate asthma service implementation/development strategies based upon either your own professional practice or case studies provided within the module.
  • Evaluate and critically review current theories of asthma associated pathophysiology, relating this to a wide range/various types of anti-asthma therapy and management strategies.
  • Articulate and formally review how lifespan influences disease aetiology, management and the health care professional/service user therapeutic relationship.
  • Select and justify a range of diagnostic strategies and ongoing management assessment and management strategies to help identify and care for those with asthma/at risk of developing asthma across the life span.

Key Facts

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

Learning and Teaching

Scheduled learning includes lectures and seminars.

Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading especially activities online, case study preparation and presentation, assignment preparation and completion.

Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Get a feel for the Health Professions facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 6 and level 7 module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at pd@uwe.ac.uk


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Course Details


Course/Module Code

UZTRUT-20-M

Level

M

Fees

24-25 Non-Accredited 20 credits

£822.00

Unassessed

24-25 Accredited 20 credits

£1100.00

Assessed

Course Dates

Select course date below to see all attendance days and to apply.
If no course dates are shown below this could be due to high demand or no availability. If your course is being funded by your employer and they have bought places in advance you will need to contact them to be given the links to apply.

Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 29/8/24 unless already sold out. If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. THIS MODULE IS DELIVERED AS A BLEND OF ON-CAMPUS AND ONLINE TEACHING DAYS. Submission Date: to be confirmed by module leader. NOTE: For parking at Glenside Campus, you will need to download a Parking Permit from the University - you will be able to do this once you have been registered on myUWE

Venue

GLENSIDE CAMPUS

Attendance days for the course

Thursday - 12 September 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 19 September 2024GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 26 September 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 03 October 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 10 October 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 17 October 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 28/03/25 unless already sold out. If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time. THIS MODULE IS DELIVERED AS A BLEND OF ON-CAMPUS AND ONLINE TEACHING DAYS. Submission Date: to be confirmed by module leader. NOTE: For parking at Glenside Campus, you will need to download a Parking Permit from the University - you will be able to do this once you have been registered on myUWE

Venue

CPD DISTANCE LEARNING (HAS)

Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 08 May 2024ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 10 April 2025ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 17 April 2025GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 24 April 2025ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 01 May 2025ONLINE09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 15 May 2025ONLINE09:00 - 16:00

Applications

University

Assessment

Formative assessment
Presentation on effectiveness of treatment: Evaluate and critique a specific area of treatment for an individual with asthma. This promotes peer learning and appreciation of different roles in the delivery of service in healthcare. This will enable you to explore the foundations for the summative assessment.

Summative Assessment
Assignment on effectiveness of treatment: Writing an essay demonstrating knowledge and understanding of a specific area of treatment/intervention to a person living with asthma (3000 words).

The essay should include the pathophysiology of asthma and how effective the treatment/intervention is in order to meet the person's healthcare needs. The essay should clearly demonstrate understanding of the role of the practitioners in enhancing future practice.

At level M, you are expected to critically evaluate, synthesise and provide independent perspectives regarding the delivery of treatment/intervention and management. This should include a critical exploration of literature and debate the wider socio-political implications of asthma.

Careers/further study

The Level 6 module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

 

Content

The module syllabus typically covers:

Introduction to asthma

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Pathophysiology of asthma
  • Epidemiology and disease progression

Diagnosing and monitoring

  • *Introduction to Spirometry, lung function testing and peak flow assessment
  • *Physical examination and history taking (recognising a respiratory distressed patient)
  • Multi-professional roles in assessment; diagnosis and monitoring in children and adults

Non-pharmacological and pharmacological management

  • Non-pharmacological treatment for asthma in children and adults
  • Pharmacological treatment for asthma in children and adults
  • Critiquing papers

Assessment and Management of Acute Asthma

  • Lessons from asthma deaths and near-fatal asthma
  • Treatment of acute asthma in children and adults
  • Further investigation and monitoring
  • Hospital discharge and follow up
  • Effectiveness of treatment/intervention

Self-management

  • Self-management; personalised care planning for children and adults
  • Integrated care pathways

* The introduction to Spirometry lung and function testing and Physical examination and history taking sessions are brief overviews of these processes. They do not provide accredited skills or assure competency in practice on completion of this module. If you would like to do an accredited course regarding spirometry, please consider one of the following courses through the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology. For the physical examination and history taking, UWE Bristol runs a Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning module.

Course Director

Polly Wilson

Introduction

The 20 credit Asthma Care and Management module is available at level 6 (UZTRUU-20-3) or level 7 (UZTRUT-20-M). On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify, justify and critically debate the relevant literature, including policy, professional and academic relating to asthma service provision.
  • Critically discuss and evaluate asthma service implementation/development strategies based upon either your own professional practice or case studies provided within the module.
  • Evaluate and critically review current theories of asthma associated pathophysiology, relating this to a wide range/various types of anti-asthma therapy and management strategies.
  • Articulate and formally review how lifespan influences disease aetiology, management and the health care professional/service user therapeutic relationship.
  • Select and justify a range of diagnostic strategies and ongoing management assessment and management strategies to help identify and care for those with asthma/at risk of developing asthma across the life span.

Key Facts

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

Learning and Teaching

Scheduled learning includes lectures and seminars.

Independent learning includes hours engaged with essential reading especially activities online, case study preparation and presentation, assignment preparation and completion.

Study facilities

The College of Health, Science and Society has an excellent reputation for the quality of its teaching and the facilities it provides.

Get a feel for the Health Professions facilities we have on offer here from wherever you are.

Telephone

+44 (0)117 32 81158

You can also follow us on Twitter @UWEhasCPD.

Title

20 credit level 6 and level 7 module


Click here to ask us a question about this course. Please include your full name with your question. If required, please let us know if you want us to add you to the future dates mailing list. Alternatively you may email us directly at pd@uwe.ac.uk


Enquire

To view all CPD courses offered by UWE Bristol, please select (click on) the box below

View courses