Managing Respiratory Disorders
This Graduate Certificate will respond to the demographic changes that indicate a national and global increase in the number of people with a respiratory disorder, while contributing to a knowledgeable workforce that is responsive to working with people with respiratory disorders across a range of healthcare settings.
Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admission requirements of the University of the West of Scotland as specified in Section 6 of the University Regulatory Framework together with the following programme requirements: candidates must be appropriately registered practitioners e.g. registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council [NMC] or the Health Care Professions Council [HCPC].
For international students undertaking this module as part of an international cohort, you must be able to demonstrate current professional registration from the country in which you practice.
Students are offered an opportunity to develop specialised knowledge about the needs of the people with a respiratory disorder in a variety of settings. There has been a significant shift in the current and future provision of care and support for these people and those who work with them.
The Graduate Certificate consists of 3 modules (2 Core and 1 Option); each credit rated 20 points at SCQF Level 9. Each module incorporates a variety of teaching methods.
- Respiratory Care – This is a theoretical module suitable for students anywhere in the world as it allows the application of theory to practice regardless of geography or care setting. It is underpinned by the philosophy that education is the key to the dissemination of new attitudes, knowledge and skills, in order that care management for all clients with an acute respiratory disorder should improve.
- COPD Diagnosis and Management – This theoretical module will also consider other chronic disorders such as, bronchiectasis, empyema and interstitial disease. It is delivered fully online or as blended learning. The module has been designed to provide the healthcare professional with enhanced knowledge to deliver high-quality, culturally aware, evidence-based care to patients suffering from chronic respiratory disorders. It will equip the student to be proactive in the instigation, critical evaluation and manipulation of therapeutic interventions. The module is suitable for all nurses and allied healthcare professionals working within acute and primary care both locally and internationally.
- Asthma: Diagnosis and Treatment – This module has been designed to provide the healthcare professional with the knowledge and skills required to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care to patients suffering from Asthma. It will equip practitioners to be proactive in the instigation, critical evaluation and manipulation of therapeutic interventions. The module is suitable for practitioners working within acute and primary care.
- Independent Study for Professional Practice – This module is designed to provide an opportunity for independent study where the student can critically analyse an area of relevant clinical practice and provide evidence and recommendations for development/improvement.
It is envisaged that by evidencing their learning, this programme of study will enable practitioners to develop and expand services within the field of managing respiratory disorders.