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This masterclass is commissioned by Health Education England as part of its continuing workforce development (CWD) portfolio. If you are interested in participating, please complete the application form and gain authorisation from your Line Manager and your Trust Training Coordinator.





If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Designed for those who work with patients suffering from respiratory disease, this CPD Masterclass will give you the opportunity to explore a wide range of respiratory disorders and examine contemporary evidence on the management of these disorders.

This respiratory masterclass will teach you the Bates’ model of history taking and physical examination skills required for assessing the respiratory system.  Utilisation of the SOAP note format, S=subjective (history taking) using Medical Models; O=Objective (physical examination), A=assessment, P=planning will form the basis of the day.

Content Overview

  • Anatomy, physiology and related pathophysiology of the respiratory system

  • History taking for respiratory complaints

  • Use of medical models

  • Use of consultation models

  • Clinical Skills/Physical Examination of the respiratory system

  • Clinical reasoning

  • Contemporary evidence based decision making, interventions and treatment options

  • Use of contemporary clinical guidelines -  NICE, BTS, RCP, NEWs.

 Delivery Date

17th June 2020 10am - 4pm

Course Information

Award Type Masterclass

Mode of Study
Intensive Short Course

Coach Lane Campus

Start 17th June 2020 |

One Day

Health, Sport and Social Care

Our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

You will be taught by academic staff with knowledge of respiratory disorders, practitioners/lecturers and expert clinical staff.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.

This MC0004 Masterclass will be delivered through directed class room based interactive learning. To apply this, knowledge gained should be used in accordance with Continuous Professional Development (CPD) in your clinical practice setting. Clinical Practice  is an essential part of the learning process so you will need to be practising in a clinical environment that supports learning and teaching of essential skills associated with caring for respiratory patients. There is no assessment for this Masterclass. There will be a pre and post Masterclass quiz on the day.

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.


Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).


Completing this CPD Masterclass will enable you to provide enhanced care to patients and carers and give you an opportunity to reflect on current management of patients in your own area.

A masterclass for registered healthcare practitioners who work with patients suffering from respiratory disorders to develop an increased understanding of their treatment needs.


Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals.

Content Overview

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Respiratory assessment
  • Lung investigations
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Pathophysiology of various common respiratory conditions and contemporary management
  • Non-invasive respiratory support including CPAP and BIPAP
  • Contemporary treatment options
  • Transplant Assessment
  • Smoking Cessation/health promotion

If you have any questions or queries about this module please contact us via email at or call (0191) 4060901.

Please register your interest for this course and we will be in touch once we have confirmed dates.

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