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Stand Alone Module
Contemporary Issues in Respiratory Care
- 15 Weeks
- Start Dates:
- September and February
- One day a week
- Uxbridge Campus
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This module is suitable for Practitioners working or seeking to work at advanced level in respiratory care.
The aim of the module is to provide you with the opportunity to expand and synthesise knowledge, evidence and practice in the quest for clinical excellence in respiratory care.
The indicative content will be delivered from a multi professional perspective and will cover a broad amount of material to provide a sound structured understanding of the essential components of care.
This module will explore;
- The module will include a biomedical component, which addresses a critical examination of the epidemiology of illness.
- Psychological issues, for example a critical evaluation of self, behaviour and personality.
- Psychosocial aspects linking psychological and sociological influences on the individual and their families will be critically analysed. These will include life style changes, relationships, education and employment.
- Areas of political and economic influences on illness will be linked using a variety of legislative sociological and psychological perspectives
- Sociological aspects will be examined to provide a platform for analysis of morbidity and mortality. Particular attention will be given to issues pertaining gender, carers, and their associated impact on cultural issues and how these contribute to the management of contemporary illness.
- Professional practice and development considerations will form part of the critical evaluation process. Multi disciplinary working and its external impact will illustrate the development needs of the individual student and subsequently their input into resources, research, education, information, training and multi disciplinary working in respiratory care.
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Identify, interpret and evaluate political, economic and professional influences in the provision and delivery of respiratory care
- Develop and critically evaluate current research in respiratory care
- Critically evaluate the clinical care agenda within the respiratory speciality
- Debate and defend the decisions made within a multidisciplinary environment based on a process of critical reflection and consideration of changing health care
Teaching and learning
A variety of teaching methods will be used. Small group discussions, self directed learning and seminar presentations will be used. Formal lectures and audio-visual presentations will be used. Methods that have a direct relation to skills in dissemination techniques will be particularly emphasised.
You will explore critique and evaluate the impact of interdisciplinary practice intervention used in the promotion of improvement of the quality of life for patients in a respiratory disorder. The respiratory clinical care agenda will be critically appraised to demonstrate a strong understanding and critical engagement and will include exploration the multi-disciplinary environment as it impacts on changing health care.
- Registered professional qualification (e.g. nursing)
- 60 level 6 credits (or equivalent)
- Normally a minimum of 2 years experience in a relevant practice area
How to make an application
Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.
- Course_Enquiry_Letter (70.4 KB)
- Application_form (58.1 KB)
- Notes_for_Guidance (51.6 KB)
- Fee_Authoristaion_Form (61.1 KB)
- Clinical_Reference_Form (57.2 KB)
- Academic_Reference_Form (50.6 KB)
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Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.