Principles of Respiratory & Thoracic Care

Continuing Professional Development (short course)


12 weeks

Module code: MOD001596

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits

We are the only university in the country to offer a course specific to respiratory and thoracic care
Number of places: 30


Enhance your understanding of how to care for a patient spanning both the acute and chronic respiratory spectrum. Our course will further your understanding of the complexity of respiratory diseases and illnesses, and your knowledge of current assessment and management options. You'll also explore the importance of working with other members of the multidisciplinary team and consider the impact of living with a respiratory disease upon patients, carers and the NHS.

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Full description

Who should attend?

This module is primarily intended for registered nurses working in areas such as respiratory wards, thoracic surgery and critical care areas.


31 January 2018
7, 21 and 28 February 2018
14 and 21 March 2018
11 April 2018

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

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Jane Young
01223 695313
CPD Admissions Team
01245 686868

Entry requirements

To access this course, you must:

  • be a registered nurse with at least one year’s experience
  • have at least six months’ experience in a respiratory and/or thoracic setting.
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