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|Module Title:||Paediatric Respiratory Medicine: Asthma and Allergy|
|Mode of Study:||This module can be taken independently or as part of the Masters in Medical Science|
|Contact Details:||Sophie Gibbons - 01782 734933|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences|
|Fees:||Click for details|
Expert faculty will deliver teaching on invaluable topics including practice advice on how to diagnose, treat and manage children with asthma and allergic disease. The faculty include subject experts with decades of combined practical experience and those who develop and publish national guidance.
By combining face to face teaching with guided study and assessments the learners will increase their skills and confidence in managing children with asthma, allergy and related conditions. This is suitable for health professionals at all stages of training and will provide the knowledge base required to provide expert care for children with asthma and common allergies.
Guided independent study:
Participants will be guided through the important literature and asked to focus on literature which offers practical advice for management: 60 hours
Reflection on learning: 2 hours
Preparation of Report: 36 hours
Preparation of Essay including revisions as required in response to feedback: 36 hours
Lectures: 8 hours (1 full day)
Workshops: 8 hours (1 full day)
Expert faculty will deliver teaching on invaluable topics including practice advice on how to diagnose, treat and manage children with asthma and allergic disease.
By combining face to face teaching with guided study and assessments the learners will increase their skills and confidence in managing children with asthma, allergy and related conditions.
Written report (maximum 2000 words).
A case report of a child referred with possible diagnosis of asthma following the patient and family journey through the healthcare system focusing on patient experience, diagnosis, multidisciplinary management, morbidity and outcome.
Assessed skills will include, evaluation of the underpinning principles and methods used for diagnosis and management of asthma, justification of decision making in the application of different treatment modalities used for treatment e.g. biologic, oral steroids, use of electronic adherence monitors, role of the home visit, role of lung function testing. Demonstration of the ability to reflect on practice and take account of patient experience.
To ensure inclusivity, for those not in clinical practice, the faculty will make case histories with detailed narrative available. There are video resources already available for this which have been professionally developed by the module lead.
Essay (maximum 2000 words)
An essay describing the procedures that should be followed and background information required to establish a diagnosis of allergy and the potential for therapeutic intervention: discussing critically the existence of overlap syndromes and the impact of allergy on the child and family. This should include background information on the role of the while multidisciplinary team. The essay should refer to research, comparing and contrasting the evidence from published research with current national and international guidelines and observed clinical practice.