Professional Course

Asthma: Basic Mechanisms and Clinical Management

Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Module description

Clinicians management of asthma can only be applied when the patient is present. This is usually a few hours per year at most in contact with the health care professional. Patients then need to self-manage for over 8,000 hours per year on their own. The modern practitioner needs to know how to facilitate that process with the individual and family members.

They cannot do this without knowing the patients' motivation, self-efficacy, knowledge of illness, perceptions of severity and vulnerability etc. Without this kind of knowledge the practitioner would potentially face countless re-admissions using crisis management as the main strategy.

An international focus will be adopted in reviewing current policy relating to patient management and self management practices in addition to close scrutiny of national and local policies impacting on the students current arena of practice.

Who this course is for

All health professionals.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  1. Recognise key aspects of professional knowledge and competence in Asthma management that promotes logical decision making in normal, complex and unpredictable contexts.
  2. Evidence the ability to deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and treatment within the realms of asthma management.
  3. Reflect on and critically evaluate your own professional role in understanding and facilitating self management of the person with asthma.

How to apply

Level 6

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

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