Dates TBC

Course details

  • Leader - Dr Nick Hopkinson
  • Duration: 5 Days (34 hours of face-to-face learning) plus independent study and e-learning
  • Fees
    - Assessed£950
    - Non-assessed - £600
  • Location - Royal Brompton Campus
  • ECTS - 7.5 (Level 7)

How to apply:

Applicants must submit their CV to and provide a short statement outlining your interest in and reason for applying for the short course.

For entry requirements please see the main course webpage,


This short course is one of the elective modules on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Healthcare programme.

Brief outline of content: This module will explore the evidence behind therapies such as pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen therapy, non-invasive ventilation and smoking cessation. Common outcome measures such as field walk tests and health related quality of life, the use of commonly used inhalers and their mode of action; domically non-invasive ventilation and continuous positive airways pressure will also be reviewed.

Course aims

At the end of this module students will be able to:

1. Critically review the literature on the reliability and validity of common outcome measures to explain their use in pulmonary rehabilitation.

2. Justify the use of domiciliary oxygen therapy and ventilator support therapies.

3. Critically evaluate the evidence for smoking cessation strategies in respiratory care.

4. Provide an evidence based rationale for the different medical and psychological approaches used in smoking cessation.

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