Asthma Level 6 module
This Asthma Level 6 module will teach you how to manage people with asthma in a range of healthcare settings.
It has been developed for healthcare professionals working with adults and children who have asthma – the most common long term condition in the UK, affecting over five million people of all ages.
This module will equip you with the knowledge and skills to develop as an autonomous practitioner providing safe, effective and evidence based care in the field of asthma. You will be able to take a lead in the development of services in both primary and secondary care settings.
Validated by The Open University, this module is delivered by eLearning. Two interactive study days support your learning with a mix of interactive informal lectures and practical sessions delivered by expert practising clinicians. This module can be taken as a standalone course or as part of our BSc Honours Degree in Long Term Conditions.
You will learn:
- Epidemiology of asthma
- Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory tract
- Allergy and asthma
- Viral infections and asthma
- Diagnosing asthma
- Medications and delivery devices
- Asthma management
- Patient education
- Public health issues
- Specific types of asthma: late-onset, hormonal, occupational, brittle, exercise-induced
By the end of the module you will be able to:
- Analyse the prevalence and causes of asthma
- Examine the environmental factors in the onset of asthma
- Identify the link between allergy and asthma
- Critically assess the effects of asthma on the respiratory tract
- Select and justify methods for diagnosing asthma in patients of different ages
- Recommend appropriate treatment strategies to support patients
This module is delivered by blended learning, with study days to support the online course. Please note that if low numbers of students book onto this module we may cancel study days at short notice. If this is the case, students already registered will be contacted by our Student Support Team and offered alternative options.
Notional Study Time: 300 hours (including time to study learning materials, attend study days and complete case study and portfolio)
Assessment Method: Includes 3,000 word assignment and portfolio.
Study Method: eLearning (supported by 2 study days).
Duration: 6 months
No. of Credits: 30
Accrediting Instititution: The Open University
Module Specification: Download
Course Information Sheet: Download
Start Date: 19/03/2018
Study Day 1: 03/04/2018 09:00, 10 Church Street, The Athenaeum, Warwick, CV34 4AB
Study Day 2: 17/07/2018 09:00, 10 Church Street, The Athenaeum, Warwick, CV34 4AB