Managing Respiratory Disorders
Duration & study mode
Health, Nursing & Midwifery
Course starting dates
Fully online: September
Our Managing Respiratory Disorders Graduate Certificate course responds 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.
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.
Core Modules: 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.
COPD Diagnosis and Management – This theoretical module will also consider other chronic disorders such as, bronchiectasis, empyema and interstitial disease.
Option Modules: 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.
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.
We welcome Scottish, UK and international students and consider all applicants on an individual basis.
If you are applying with an EU or non-EU qualification, please check our Postgraduate & Post-experience Entry Requirements page which gives more information about country-specific entry requirements.
You must be appropriately registered practitioners e.g. registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
If you are an international student 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.
For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course.
General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)
All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:
For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf), applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For Health, Nursing & Midwifery courses that lead to professional registration with the Nursing & Midwifery Council, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
For our Certificate of Higher Education courses, applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows:
Applicants who do not meet the minimum English language requirements have the option to study one of our preparatory and pre-sessional English courses. The UWS courses available are:
There has been a significant shift in the current and future provision of care and support for people suffering from respiratory disorder and those who work with them. Our course will further develop and expand your knowledge and skillset and equip you with the skills necessary to deal with this change.
The core modules that you will study are:
Optional modules that you can choose are:
* a range of flexible, part-time delivery routes are available for this course. Please contact us for more information.
All teaching and learning activities occur using our online learning platform, Moodle. To complement this, we use a range of digital and online learning tools to support knowledge acquisition. The assessment methods within the programme are varied and may include of multiple choice tests, case studies and evidence based essays.
Find out more about the structure, learning outcomes, compulsory and optional modules in this course.
Undertaking our course prepares you to critically explore the issues surrounding the care of people with Respiratory Disorders. You will also develop your role in assessing and caring for patients requiring varying degrees of monitoring and organ support. Examples of how this programme may contribute to role development includes Specialist Respiratory Nurse, Advanced Practitioner, Primary Care Practitioner or Practice Nurse.
Our course will help prepare you for further studies at Master's level in practitioner or health-related areas. Appropriate UWS Master's courses available include: MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner, MSc Advancing Practice, MSc Health Studies. Our course can also help prepare you if you are interested in pursuing research.
The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career.
In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs like study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms.
Fortunately, there is a great deal of financial support available to help students meet the cost of their study. This ranges from:
The sections below provide details of additional costs that your course may involve along with any financial support that may be available.
You can also find additional information in our Postgraduate Money, Fees & Funding section.
Students on certain degrees will incur some additional costs not covered by their tuition fees. These could be for things like specialist equipment, study materials, work placements, graduation, membership of relevant organisations or costs related to carrying out fieldwork.
For students on course with an element of fieldwork, there may also be extra costs for travel and accommodation.
Please contact the course leader for details of the additional costs associated with this course.
Tuition fees are calculated based on where you are from and what you are studying. Some courses also involve additional costs, such as mandatory field trips, equipment or studying abroad.
Scottish students studying at postgraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
English, Welsh and Northern Irish students studying at postgraduate level at UWS are entitled to various funds and support towards tuition fees and living costs.
EU students studying at postgraduate level of UWS may be eligible for SAAS funding, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
There are several scholarship and incentive schemes available to international students studying at postgraduate level at UWS, as well as support to meet the costs of childcare and various sources of additional funding.
UWS administer a range of discretionary and childcare funds. These are designed to support students who are experiencing financial difficulty or struggling to meet the costs of childcare.
Becoming a student can have an impact on your entitlement to certain benefits. It may mean you are no longer eligible to claim a benefit you have been receiving, or your new income from student funding may affect the amount you are able to receive.
If there isn’t a statutory source of funding for you or your course, or you are in need of additional financial support, you may wish to consider more alternative sources of funding such as trust funds and scholarships.
Choosing to become a student can have a big impact on your budget and you may need to reassess your spending to account for a reduced income. We’ve put together some guidance to help you manage your money and make the right financial choices for you and your family.
You should apply for all UWS postgraduate courses using our online application form.
The first stage of the process is to create an profile; you don't have to complete the application in one session - you can complete it in stages by saving what you do each session and return to complete it at a later date.
Most courses don't have a formal closing date, but they will close when they are full; apply early to avoid disappointment. There may also be funding deadlines that apply to you.
You will need to upload documents with your applications, which may include transcripts and degree certificates.
You can find out more here in our Postgraduate Application Guide.
An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.
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