Professional course

Asthma Care and Management

20 credit level 3 and Master's level module

About this course

Course code:
UZTRUU203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Sam Clark

Page last updated 19 January 2017

Introduction

On successful completion of this level 3 (UZTRUU-20-3) or Master's level (UZTRUT-20-M) 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.

Careers / Further study

This module can contribute towards:

BSc (Hons) Integrated health and Social Care
MSc Advanced Practice

Structure

Content

Introduction to Asthma

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Pathophysiology of Asthma
  • Epidemiology & 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 talking 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 runs a Physical Assessment and Clinical Reasoning module

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 time

48 hours contact time complemented by self-directed learning and online learning resources.

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.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

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Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

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