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Health Management and Clinical Exercise for Pulmonary Disease

  • 45 hours
  • 6 days, plus independent study for assignment (if applicable)
  • 06 June 2018

Overview

During this six-day course you'll learn about all aspects of managing and caring for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

You'll look at:

  • components and elements of effective pulmonary rehabilitation programmes
  • designing exercise programmes for pulmonary disease patients
  • evaluating the efficacy of interventions in terms of disease progression or stasis

You'll also explore how self-management and self-efficacy may affect rehabilitation of patients with chronic respiratory disease. 

You'll critically consider strategies to improve adherence with pulmonary rehabilitation and facilitate long-term behaviour change for such patients. 

There's an emphasis on advanced and evidence-based practice, as well as a focus on the use of validated and sensitive outcome measures.

This course is run by UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health.

Course content

Topics covered will include:

  • NHS strategy and national guidelines
  • behavioural change in patients with COPD
  • inpatient management of patients with chronic lung disease
  • acute care management of hospitalised patients with COPD
  • smoking cessation
  • rehabilitation for the non-COPD respiratory patient
  • adjuncts to pulmonary rehabilitation (respiratory muscle training, non-invasive positive pressure ventilation, supplementary oxygen)
  • challenges in delivering pulmonary rehabilitation
  • the influence of respiratory and peripheral muscle function on exercise capacity in COPD
  • palliative care for patients with chronic lung disease
  • COPD in the community
  • exercise testing and prescription of exercise in pulmonary rehabilitation

Teaching, structure and assessment

The course will next run from 6 to 13 June 2018 (weekdays only).

You can take it as:

  • a standalone short course for CPD purposes (with certificate of attendance)
  • a 'taster module' earning UCL credits

Find out more about the difference between advanced physiotherapy short courses and taster modules.

The taster module will be assessed by a 2,500 word case study assignment.

Eligibility

You'll need to be a qualified physiotherapist, with a degree in physiotherapy at least equivalent to a lower second class Bachelor’s degree.

Cost

The fees are:

  • £800 - short course
  • £850 - taster module

Learning outcomes

This course will help you to:

  • critically evaluate physiological, performance and patient reported outcome measures used in evaluation of pulmonary patients with chronic lung disease and to understand the wider implications of health management in pulmonary disease and to relate this to quality and outcomes
  • critically evaluate the literature concerning pulmonary rehabilitation, identify components and elements of effective pulmonary rehabilitation programmes and the design of exercise programmes for pulmonary disease patients
  • critically analyse theory underpinning rehabilitation for patients with pulmonary disease, and debate the use of respiratory muscle training in patients with pulmonary disease
  • critically appraise outcome measures and their use in the assessment of patients with respiratory disease, reflect on the way in which self-management and self efficacy affect rehabilitation of patients with chronic respiratory disease
  • critically consider strategies to improve adherence with pulmonary rehabilitation and facilitate long term behaviour change for patients with chronic respiratory disease, and deliver, evaluate and critique practical pulmonary rehabilitation strategies

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Course team

Dr Eleanor Main

Eleanor is Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at UCL and Programme Director for the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and MSc in Physiotherapy. Her clinical career has been predominantly at the Red Cross Children's Hospital in Cape Town and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. She's worked in research and research-led postgraduate physiotherapy education at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health since 2001.


Course information last modified: 26 May 2017, 09:28

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