To ensure you have the correct qualifications stipulated by the University to commence the Level 7 module, once your application is received, a member of the education team will contact you within 5 working days.

This Level 7 MSc module, validated by the University of Hertfordshire, includes epidemiology of asthma, morbidity and mortality, classification of asthma severity within different guidelines and how severe asthma differs from poorly controlled asthma.

The module will enable students to establish a diagnosis of asthma, exploring the difficulties associated with history-taking and measurement of lung function testing in this area. They will also critically examine the problem of misdiagnosis along with the factors influencing asthma control from physical and psychological stand points. This will include patient engagement with the decision-making and treatment via e.g. asthma action plans.

This module will examine key issues in some depth and seeks to encourage students to adopt a more critical and analytical approach to the management of their patients with asthma by considering the potential for misdiagnosis. Where this appears to be sound, to be conversant with possible reasons for poor control and strategies for dealing with one of these in-depth.

Please note, start dates are the date a course will begin, and study days are not scheduled to be the same as the start date. Course code: 7FHH1131

Study Days

This module is delivered by blended learning, with study days to support the online course. Please note that if low numbers of students book onto this module we may cancel study days at short notice. If this is the case, students already registered will be contacted by our Student Support Team and offered alternative options.

The university registration end date is set at 6 weeks before the start date of the module. Late applications can still be processed and will be considered on an individual basis. Please be aware that applications received less than 6 weeks before the start date of the module may result in a slight delay in accessing online learning materials. If you have any queries regarding the above please contact the programme administrator

Course Details
Assessment Method: 5,000 word assignment

Study Method: Distance learning (includes 2 study days)

Duration: 6 months

No. of Credits: 30 at Level 7

Accrediting Institution: University of Hertfordshire

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