Postgraduate Diploma in Respiratory Medicine (Online Delivery)
Respiratory medicine is an increasingly important field of medicine, as respiratory disease is a growing cause of morbidity and mortality. This Postgraduate Diploma in Respiratory Medicine course offers you the opportunity to explore and study the major classes of respiratory disease.
Run with the collaborative partner Diploma MSc, the Postgraduate Diploma in Respiratory Medicine allows you to apply knowledge for direct clinical benefit and future study in respiratory medicine. The Postgraduate Diploma is aimed at Doctors, GPs, Allied Health Professionals, Practice Nurses or those with equivalent professional qualifications and background experience. Once you have completed the PG Diploma you could progress to the MSc Respiratory Medicine.
The online Respiratory Medicine Postgraduate Diploma offers you the opportunity to explore and study the major classes of respiratory disease.
Module 1 – Respiratory medicine – Symptoms, signs and investigations (20 credits)
Module 2 – Asthma and Allergy (20 credits)
Module 3 – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (20 credits)
Module 4 – Thoracic oncology and pleural disease (20 credits)
Module 5 – Respiratory infections; diagnoses and management (20 credits)
Module 6 – Wider Respiratory Horizon (20 credits)
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the care of patients in respiratory medicine.
- Critically understand current issues affecting the care of patients undertaking respiratory treatments.
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of respiratory medicine that will facilitate decision-making in unpredictable and/or complex situations.
- Use knowledge to adapt professional practice to meet the changing demands of healthcare systems.
Dedicated and experienced tutors will deliver the course content, which will require you to communicate directly, and actively participate in discussions on the forum. You will participate in both individual and group projects throughout your studies.
The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.
Each of the six modules have the same assessment format:
- Academic Forum - 40%
- Reflective Journal - 10%
- Group/individual activity - 20%
- Case based examination - 30%
As part of your online studies you will have access to the Learning Resources Centre materials at the University of South Wales. FINDit is the University’s portal which allows you to search for over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles, conference proceedings and approximately 160 databases via one search box- the majority of these materials are accessible online. Interactive study skills modules are available to study via Blackboard to enable you to utilise the library services fully.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Respiratory Medicine is delivered by a board who have an established international reputation in Respiratory medicine and health education:
- Dr Ramsey Sabit, Consultant Respiratory Medicine, Course Director
- Professor Mark Williams, Course Lead
Our tutors are recognised experts in respiratory medicine and health education and are experienced in delivering online learning.
We regularly revalidate courses for quality assurance and enhancement
At USW, we regularly review our courses in response to changing patterns of employment and skills demand to ensure we offer learning designed to reflect today’s student needs and tomorrow’s employer demands.
If during a review process course content is significantly changed, we’ll write to inform you and talk you through the changes for the coming year. But whatever the outcome, we aim to equip our students with the skillset and the mindset to succeed whatever tomorrow may bring. Your future, future-proofed.
To secure your place on the course, applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.
In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.
English Language Requirements
Proficiency in the English Language is also essential to completing our courses. If English is NOT your first language, we ask for proof of competency during the application process. We are able to accept an IELTS overall score of 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 for each band) or an equivalent qualification.
This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSc. Please refer to their website for fee information.
August 2023 - July 2024 Fees
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At the University of South Wales, you’re investing in so much more than a degree. We strive to provide our students with the best possible experience, no matter what you chose to study. Whether it’s access to top of the range mac books and PCs, state-of-the-art facilities packed with industry-leading equipment and software, masterclasses and events led by industry experts, or a wide range of clubs and societies to meet likeminded people, better tomorrows start with extra perks.
Each course also has their own unique student benefits to prepare you for the real word, and details of these can be found on our course pages. From global field trips, integrated work experience and free course-related resources, to funded initiatives, projects working with real employers, and opportunities for extra qualifications and accreditations - at USW your future, is future-proofed.
As a student of USW, you’ll have access to lots of free resources to support your study and learning, such as textbooks, publications, online journals, laptops, and plenty of remote-access resources. Whilst in most cases these resources are more than sufficient in supporting you with completing your course, additional costs, both obligatory and optional, may be required or requested for the likes of travel, memberships, experience days, stationery, printing, or equipment.
Funding to help pay for (or cover) course tuition fees and living costs
Whilst you’re studying, you’ll have two main financial obligations – tuition fees and living costs. There’s lots of financial help available from the University of South Wales and external funding sources, that may provide loans (which have to be paid back) and grants, scholarships and bursaries (that don't).
To learn about course fees, funding options, and to see if you are eligible for financial support, visit our Fees and Funding pages.
This course is run in partnership with Diploma MSC who have over 10 years` experience in delivering award-winning, online, Postgraduate Diploma, MSc and MBA distance education courses.
Students are normally employed as healthcare professionals so work/study placements would not be suitable.
Completion of the course will enhance private practice and will help career progression. The course gives you the direct opportunity to improve patient care.