This Level 7 MSc module, validated by the University of Hertfordshire, will explore epidemiological, aetiological and pathophysiological aspects of COPD before considering the multifaceted approach to COPD management. Diagnostic and management issues will be explored, including issues around spirometry, pharmacological management and management of exacerbations.

Students will consider the number of people with COPD in the UK and explore important issues in the development of the condition and its diagnosis. Emphasis will be given to what is now recognised to be a systemic pathology, despite the title of the condition.

Pharmacological management will be described and analysed, following on from this, a variety of issues reflecting the systemic nature of COPD will be addressed. Together with their respective management strategies. Examples here include psychological, nutritional and cardiovascular aspects, along with acute exacerbations of COPD.

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: 7FHH1160

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 – 100% weighting

Study Method: Distance learning (includes 2 study days)

Duration: 6 months

No. of Credits: 30 at Level 7

Accrediting Institution: University of Hertfordshire