Advanced Respiratory Care Practice (adult) HEA4262


This is a level 7 (Master’s) module that offers the opportunity to critically examine common respiratory conditions and their evidence based management, aligned to the person centred care approach in adults. Students will develop acritical understanding and critical awareness of current issues in clinical practice and the application of new insights within respiratory practice.

By providing this form of clinical education to masters level, staff are able to make more of a contribution to patient care in the arena of advanced clinical practice.

For information on the impact of Covid19 on our teaching, please see our Covid19 Teaching Update page.

Module Code: HEA4262
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2021 to July 2022

Who is this module for?

This module is applicable to all healthcare professionals working in an environment that involves caring for respiratory patients who fulfil the entry criteria.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The module aims to equip the 'generalist' healthcare professional practising at an advanced level with a vital insight into the specialist aspects of patient care and to offer an opportunity to students to critically examine common respiratory disorders within the context of their own clinical practice.

How Will I Study?

This module requires 7 full day attendance session. The module overall takes 15 weeks.

What will I study?

• Overview of common respiratory disorders.
• Epidemiology and aetiology of respiratory disease.
• Interpretation respiratory investigations.
• Therapeutic and non-therapeutic modalities.
• Guidelines for respiratory disease.
• Ethical and legal principles.
• Supportive palliative care and end of life respiratory care.
• Organisation, delivery and evaluation of respiratory services provision.

How will I be assessed?

4,000 word clinical case report.

On successful completion you will:

On completion you will be able to make a more informed contribution to patient care and service provision of chronic respiratory disease in the arena of advanced practice.

Study Dates and Venues

September 2021 S1

Venue: Ormskirk Campus

Starts: Wed 8th Sep 2021

Session Times:
  • Wednesday 8th September 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • Wednesday 22nd September 2021, 9:30am-4pm, attendance
  • Wednesday 6th October 2021, 9:30am-4pm, attendance
  • Wednesday 20th October 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • Wednesday 17th November 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • Wednesday 8th December 2021, 9am-4pm, attendance
  • Submissions due: Friday 14th January 2022

  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    February 2022 S2

    Venue: Ormskirk Campus

    Starts: Wed 2nd Feb 2022

    Session Times:
  • Wednesday 2nd February 2022, 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 16th February 2022, 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 2nd March 2022, 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 16th March 2022, 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 30th March 2022, 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 6th April 2022, 9am-4pm
  • Wednesday 13th April 2022, 9am-4pm
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

    For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

    For further module information, please contact the Module Co-ordinator Jaclyn Proctor via email: [email protected].


    This module can be studied on a standalone basis. It is also an optional module on the following programmes:

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Leadership Development
  • MSc Professional Clinical Practice