Continuing Professional Development (short course)
You’ll focus on the pathophysiological and psychological perspectives of managing patients with long term cardiac and/or respiratory conditions, developing the knowledge required to meet their diverse, chronic needs in primary and secondary care settings.
The management of long term conditions remains high on the NHS Mandate and Improvement Plan to improve self-management, reduce avoidable admissions and to recognise the potential for complications and deterioration.
You can take the module on its own, or as part of our BSc Acute Care (Top-up) course.
You’ll focus on the pathophysiological and psychological perspectives of managing patients with long term cardiac and/or respiratory conditions, developing the knowledge required to meet their diverse, chronic needs in primary and secondary care settings. There is a strong emphasis on applying knowledge of disordered physiology to support symptom management and the formation of care planning strategies reflecting patient/carer preferences. This will involve debating psychological, pharmacological interventions and therapeutic approaches to optimise patient well-being and critically evaluating the contributions that different health professionals provide in the long term management of these conditions.
How you’ll learn
Learning and teaching methods in the classroom include lectures, seminars and group work. As this is a blended learning module, three days will be delivered by distance learning, to fit around career commitments.
You’ll take a 3-hour examination based on case scenarios for a cardiac and respiratory patient.
You’ll have at least six months clinical experience and will look after individuals with chronic cardiac and/or respiratory conditions in primary and secondary care settings.
Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
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