Advanced Respiratory Care Practice HEA4007


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

The range of clinical conditions contained under the umbrella of “respiratory” is wide; by providing an overview of common respiratory conditions, their diagnosis and management this module will aim to equip the ‘generalist’ healthcare professional with a vital insight into the specialist aspects of patient care.

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 practice.

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

Module Code: HEA4007
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

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 4 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.
  • Smoking related issues.
  • Interpretation of spirometry and lung function tests.
  • Therapeutic and non-therapeutic modalities.
  • Guidelines for respiratory disease.
  • Ethical and legal principles.
  • Palliative care management of non-malignant respiratory disease.
  • Organisation, delivery and evaluation of respiratory services provision.

How will I be assessed?

4,000 word case study.

On successful completion you will:

On successful 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

Venue: TBC

Starts: Wed 1st Sep 2021

Session Times:
Dates for this module will be confirmed soon.

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 FAQs.

For further module information, please contact the Module Co-ordinator Dave Lynes via email: or by phone: 01695657067.


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

  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • MSc Leadership-development
  • MSc Professional-Clinical-Practice