Allergy Professional Development module

This Allergy Professional Development module is designed for healthcare professionals who wish to develop their skills in managing patients with allergy.
Allergy is now considered to be the ‘number one environmental disease’ affecting 1 in 3 people in the UK. It can affect several organ systems including the skin, lungs, nose and gut and can result in anaphylaxis which is occasionally fatal. This module will teach you how to recognise allergy in each organ system and design management strategies to improve patients’ lives.

Why choose this module?

Benefits include:

  • Access to experts and Student Support.
  • Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
  • Greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.
  • Upon the completion of this module students should possess the qualities and knowledge to assist their further development as professionals.
What will I study?

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • Recognise the importance of allergy as a multi-organ disease
  • Identify the treatment implications for allergy in multiple organ systems
  • Develop an evidence based approach to the diagnosis and management of symptomatic patients
  • Recommend and justify appropriate treatment options
  • Understand the allergic response as it relates to symptoms and their management.
Where will I study and does this course include academic credits?

This is a 3 months eLearning course with no study days. The duration of the course is expected to be 4-6 hours per week over 3 months, however based on familiarity with the topic and previous experience you may need to spend between 5-10 hours per unit.

By enrolling for this course, you are studying for a course without academic credits. It is a standalone course.


How is this module assessed and what is the criteria for a pass?

Assessment is online, by multiple-choice questions. The pass mark is 80%, but students can take the assessment multiple times.

Can I take this module as part of a programme?

No. Because it does not carry academic credits, this module is not included in our programme, it is a standalone course.

What are the entry requirements for this module?

Accessible to any Healthcare Professional or relevant interested other teams, though material are largely UK-based. All applicants should have sufficient competency in the English Language to successfully study at Level 5/6.

All learning materials, teaching and assessment are conducted in the English language.

It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they have sufficient proficiency in the English Language to undertake the module.

Further information

Module lead Viv Marsh can be contacted via Customer Support on

We are committed to equality of opportunity. Our Disability Coordinator and Student Support Team provide advice and information and coordinate
arrangements for students. View our Support for Students with a Disability here.

Students have access to the eLearning materials for 12 months from the start date of their module.

As with all our courses, students on this course have access to our Student Support, see

How to apply

Click here to see all Allergy modules with dates.