Pre-requisites: This unit will require the participant to utilise reflection from their clinical area to support the assessment of the academic outcomes. It is therefore necessary for the student to be engaged in clinical practice.

It is expected that participants have 120 credits at level 6 (degree) or demonstrate the ability to study at this level.

Aims/Description: Chronic respiratory disease is a major global cause of both morbidity and mortality and is the only currently increasing preventable cause of death. The condition has a devastating impact on lives and a considerable cost to the country's health and social care budgets. This Unit, facilitated by clinical specialists, provides the opportunity for professionals to learn the academic and clinical skills required for enabling clients to prevent, treat and maintain their condition. Through critical reflection of anatomy, physiology, treatment and management of common respiratory diseases; students will explore a potential change in clinical practice to support improvement in the quality and safety of patient care

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Nursing and Midwifery):

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