Caring for People with Respiratory Problems

Respiratory disease is the third biggest cause of death in the UK, killing around 80,000 people a year. Respiratory disease affects one in five people in the UK and is responsible for around a million hospital admissions. According to the National Lung Cancer Audit Report (2014), a substantial number of patients are needlessly dying of lung cancer as a result of local variation in care.  A great many respiratory deaths are preventable with the right care. Positively, the Secretary of State for Health has recognized this and has made it a priority for NHS England to prevent people from dying prematurely from respiratory disease.


Module Code NM6151
Level 6
Credits 20
Cost Contact Admissions

The aims of the module are to:

  • Challenge learners’ thinking to anticipate and instigate preventative measures to eliminate and/or delay the development of respiratory diseases and complications in the population.
  • Enable practitioners to gain academic credit for negotiated clinical skills acquired within the workplace

By the end of the module, the student will be able to:

  • Understand in detail the anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology of the respiratory system, disease and its effects on the patients.
  • Manage respiratory problems with a holistic approach, focusing on the physiological aspects, psychological aspects and social aspects.
  • Consider how to harness all the efforts and energy of the different agencies, both community and hospital, to work integratively.
  • Understand the factors that shape and drive the agenda for respiratory disease; the interpretation and application of current research, contemporary literature, policy drivers and legislation.

KSF - Core dimensions:

This module contributes to the following core dimensions:

  1. Communication
  2.  Personal and People Development
  3. Health, Safety and Security
  4. Service Improvement
  5. Quality
  6. Equality and Diversity

Who to contact:

For further information on the
module content, please contact:

For application information,
please contact:

Ibrahim Ginourie
Module Leader
Faculty of Health and Social Care
University of Chester
Crewe Site (Leighton)
Leighton General Hospital
Crewe CW1 4QJ

T: 01270 612331

Health and Social Care Admissions
University of Chester
Parkgate Road
Chester CH1 4BJ

T: 01244 511000