It is well established that there is "cross talk" between the upper and lower airways, so this integrated module will deal with the entire respiratory system. Normal physiology and anatomy will be taught, along with the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment and psychology of disease. Generic aspects of airways disease such as epidemiology and quality of life issues will also be explored.
Sessions will include the mechanisms of inflammation and remodelling, guidelines for management and assessment of allergic airways disease. Upper airways sessions on rhinitis, sinus disease and polyposis will cover the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment (including surgery). Immunotherapy will also be explored. Lower respiratory sessions will include asthma and small airways disease, as well as associated differential diagnoses (e.g. cystic fibrosis) and the role of viruses and bacteria in exacerbating allergic airways diseases. Sessions exploring the heterogeneity of these diseases and how this affects disease management are also covered. This module comprehensively covers both paediatric and adult disease.
Our online module is delivered using a blend of synchronous live teaching sessions and asynchronous recordings. Attending the live sessions is strongly encouraged as it allows you to engage with our expert teachers and your fellow students and benefit from rich discussions, whilst our recorded sessions enables you to personalise your experience and learn at your own pace. Engaging with the blend of live sessions and recordings within each teaching week allows you to synthesise your learning as you go to get the most from this module.
The module will take place during the following weeks (exact timetable to be confirmed):
- Teaching & guided learning: 19/10-30/11/22
- Self-directed learning: 01/12-25/01/23