Enhancing practice in chronic pulmonary conditions (masters level)
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Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module is designed to prepare you for ethical practice within the field of chronic pulmonary conditions. Evidence based practice is examined in the light of changing health care policies and the management of long term conditions. Evaluation of a number of interventions (e.g. self-efficacy, health promotion, pharmacological, education, and exercise) through critical reflection and outcomes will be strongly emphasised to enhance the basis for clinical reasoning and decision making. A holistic view involving clients, carers, health professionals to promote self-efficacy and lifestyle changes will be encouraged.

Course details

By the end of the module you will be able to:

  • critically appraise commissioning strategies and different models of service delivery in chronic pulmonary practice.
  • critically analyse theory underpinning the management of patients with chronic pulmonary disease.
  • critically appraise outcome measures and their use in the assessment of patients with chronic respiratory disease.
  • Rreflect on the way in which issues of self-management and self-efficacy affect the managements of patients with chronic respiratory disease.
  • demonstrate effective clinical reasoning in the ability to design, deliver and evaluate management strategies for patients with chronic pulmonary disease.

This module can be taken as a standalone professional development module or as an optional module for our MSc Advanced Professional Practice programme and some relevant pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.


The assessment for this module is a 4,000 word written assignment.

(Please note that these assessment details are provisional - if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit).

Module dates

The taught dates for this module are 19 and 20 April and 17 and 18 May 2018.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.  

Module lead - Heather Hunter

On this module designed with health care practitioners, you will learn with and about different professions and to utilise and evaluate evidence and outcomes to promote ethical and holistic care for patients and their carers in this diverse practice arena

Find out more about Heather Hunter

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on this module:

  • you must have previously studied to graduate level
  • you must be a health or social care professional.

You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Funding and fees


This module is commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and you may therefore be eligible for funding through your employing trust.

To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator who will guide you through the application process.

If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

For those who are self-funding, please see our professional development module fees page.