Respiratory Disease Management in Primary Care (UCPD Award)

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Course Delivery & Duration

This respiratory disease training course uses our proven and popular combination of self study and face to face workshops. Six months of self-directed study is facilitated by a distance learning pack and concludes with two days of compulsory workshops. Attendance at a mid-course study session is optional.

Students use our brand new electronic distance learning pack. This will give a more interactive learning experience, but students who prefer a paper pack may purchase one at a small additional cost.

Notional Study Time 300 hours
Duration 6 Months

Suitable For

GP, Nurse, Registered Healthcare Practitioners


Teesside University UCPD Primary Care: Management of Respiratory Disease 30 Credits Level 6

Outline Content

This course combines asthma training and COPD training into a single respiratory disease training course. The six month module focuses upon the assessment and management of clients with asthma and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The module considers differential diagnosis of the two conditions and the effective management and treatment options available. The impact of respiratory disease on the psychological and quality of life issues of the client will be considered. Upon completion the participant will be able to suggest, initiate and vary treatment to individual needs.

The respiratory disease training course will cover Spirometry, but if this is your main area of interest then you may wish to consider our two day course Foundation in Spirometry.

This course is also available without accreditation. On the non-accredited course, you will sit the same examination but do not need to write a case study. Click here for more details.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate the relationship between environmental factors and conditions which impact upon the disease processes in asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the psychological impact of the diseases upon the patient
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of the management and care, including relevant pharmacotherapy, of an individual experiencing asthma or COPD
  • Evaluate the relationship between assessment, diagnostic and screening skills, the management of asthma and COPD
  • Evaluate evidence from a range of sources to underpin the care and management of asthma and COPD
  • Demonstrate intellectual flexibility in the application of relevant theory to the management of asthma and COPD
  • Evaluate and modify care delivery in response to the assessment of the patient who has asthma and COPD
  • Select, apply and evaluate appropriate methods and tools whilst conducting an assessment of the client who has asthma or COPD
  • Develop and evaluate care strategies that promote health and assist in the prevention of complications associated with this asthma or COPD
  • Demonstrate effective writing skills appropriate to level 6.

Section Headings

  • Introduction
  • Diagnosis and Monitoring
  • Treatment Options
  • Management
  • Into Practice


One hour unseen examination comprising of True/False statements based on the content of the module. 3000 word case study.

Thinking stations - great way to learn...environment so relaxing...all speakers were jolly and fun to learn from.