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PDC20070 - Asthma - An Introduction to Management

Overview

At a glance

This free online Short Course has been developed in partnership with the National Asthma Council Australia for basic asthma management.  Asthma is a common airways disease in Australia with 1 in 10 people suffering from this disease.  The course provides a brief introduction of physiology and pathology of an asthma airway, common symptoms, medication management, first aid interventions and the Asthma Action Plan.

There is no fee associated with this short course.

Study Mode Online
Intake Dates Year Round

Hours of study

1 hour

Career Opportunities

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession.

Professional Recognition

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded 1 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hour and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Details

Course Summary

This free online Short Course has been developed in partnership with the National Asthma Council Australia for basic asthma management.  Asthma is a common airways disease in Australia with 1 in 10 people suffering from this disease.  The course provides a brief introduction of physiology and pathology of an asthma airway, common symptoms, medication management, first aid interventions and the Asthma Action Plan.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Explain the effects of asthma on the airways
  2. List the three main factors that are known to increase the likelihood of developing asthma
  3. Identify common triggers of asthma
  4. Identify the common symptoms of asthma
  5. Recall first aid interventions for a person with a severe asthma flare-up
  6. Recognise the essential elements of an Asthma Action Plan and the treatment regime

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Program Structure

Self-paced online study with a Multiple Choice Quiz (MCQ).

How to Apply

Enrolment

For direct access to the course, visit cpd.cqu.edu.au

Key dates

20 SEP
Online Chat Session
28 SEP
On Time Applications to QTAC, UAC, VTAC, SATAC,
11 OCT
Online Chat
11 OCT
STEPS Online Chat