Academic Courses

Respiratory Level 7 modules

Our modules, which can be taken standalone or as part of a programme building to a Postgraduate Certificate or Masters, are designed to meet the needs of a diverse range of practitioners who have to adapt to a changing evidence base, role transitions, and political and economic climate.

Enhancing the Diagnostic and Management of Respiratory Disease Level 7 module

This Level 7 module is suitable for health care professionals (HCPs) and professions allied to medicine (PAMs) who are involved in the differential diagnosis and management of respiratory disease.

This module will enable learners to ensure the timely and effective diagnosis and appropriate management of people presenting with respiratory symptoms.

Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV) and Respiratory Failure Level 7 module

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of effective support and management of people with respiratory failure. This module is designed to enable learners to evaluate outcomes, share best practice and improve health outcomes.

The complex nature of respiratory failure and management will be explored using selected clinical scenarios which include end of life and symptom control.

Respiratory Assessment and Examination Level 7 module

This module has been designed to enable the learner to analyse the role of history taking, respiratory assessment and examination in the diagnosis of respiratory conditions.

Learners will advance their knowledge and understanding of the assessment process to consider the complex interrelationships between patient and practitioner and to evaluate the appropriate use of investigations and clinical examination, enabling them to work through the diagnostic process systematically, using reasoned deduction.

Respiratory Diagnostics Level 7 module

This module will address the principles underpinning a number of respiratory investigations and will seek to provide studies with a critical view of the accuracy and validity of the tests, by consideration of the concepts of sensitivity and specificity.

Linked to this the learners will also explore the importance of utilising the patient and the patient’s history to both guide the selection and interpretation of investigation results to reach firm conclusions to inform diagnosis.