The COPD Level 5 module is aimed at any health care professional who participates in the delivery and management of care for people with COPD, their families and carers. This module will equip students with the knowledge and skills to improve the care of people with COPD in hospital and community settings. Sound knowledge, underpinned with essential practical skills and techniques equips them to participate effectively in the care of patients with COPD.Successful students will demonstrate appropriate skills and knowledge in the diagnosis, treatment and management of such patients and using current clinical guidelines will be able to suggest, initiate and vary treatment in response to assessment of individual needs.