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Interdisciplinary Management of Cardiopulmonary Health and Disease - Pulmonary Focus

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Course description

Interdisciplinary Management of Cardiopulmonary Health and Disease - Pulmonary Focus

Want to explore more about common pulmonary diseases and their management?

Don't miss this FREE online course conducted by a team of dedicated healthcare professionals!

This course will equip you with the knowledge relevant to pulmonary diseases and broaden your understanding on the patient’s journey in healthcare from a holistic perspective – starting from symptoms emerge to the disease diagnosis and assessment, and finally, disease management in an interdisciplinary approach. In addition, as psychological intervention is also an important part in the all-round care of patients, this course also covers topics about the psychosocial needs of patients and caregivers.

If you are a graduate or a student currently taking a degree in medicine, nursing, or allied health, you can refresh your knowledge here and gain a new insight from the interdisciplinary perspective!

If you are currently suffering from these diseases; or taking care of patients with pulmonary diseases; or anyone who is interested in this field, you are also encouraged to take this course to have better understanding on these topics!

No prerequisite is needed!

Join us to learn more about the interdisciplinary management of common pulmonary diseases!

Want to learn more about common lung diseases and their treatments ?

Don't miss this free online course taught by healthcare professionals !

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Training content

Week 1: Module 1 - Anatomy and Physiology

  • What is Respiration?
  • External and Internal Respiration
  • Regulation of the Rhythmicity

Week 2: Module 2 - Understanding of the Diseases & Patients' Needs

  • Animated Case Study for Pulmonary Diseases
  • Pathophysiology of Airway Obstructive Diseases
  • Living with a Chronic Lung Condition
  • Challenges Faced by Caregivers
  • Psychosocial Intervention for Patients with COPD

Week 3: Module 3A - Understanding & Interpretation of Chest Imaging

  • Roles of Radiography in Cardiopulmonary Disease Management
  • Special Role of Chest X-ray
  • How Is Chest X-ray Taken?
  • Common Chest X-ray Pathologies

Week 4: Module 3B - Understanding & Interpretation of Medical Laboratory Results

  • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
  • Sample Integrity
  • Diagnostic Performance of Clinical Lab Tests
  • Quality Control of Clinical Lab Test
  • Lab Test for Pulmonary Disease

Week 5: Module 4A - Management for Patients

  • Management of COPD (From AECOPD to Stable Disease)
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Dietary Management in Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Pharmacological Medication for Patients with Asthma and COPD

Week 6: Module 4B - Management for Patients and Their Families

  • Stress, Depression and Anxiety for Patients and Caregivers
  • Phrases in Chronic Illness Adjustment
  • Family Psychoeducation & Family-based Intervention for COPD
  • Empowering Families in a Strengths-based Approach
  • Practice Issues and Skills for Working with Families

Week 7: Final Test and Evaluation

Week 8: /

Week 1 : Unit 1 - Anatomy and Physiology

  • What is breathing?
  • External and internal breathing
  • Regulation of breathing rhythm

Week 2 : Unit 2 - Understanding Disease and Patient Needs

  • Animated case studies of lung diseases
  • Pathophysiology of obstructive airway disease
  • have chronic lung disease
  • Challenges for caregivers
  • Psychosocial interventions for patients with COPD

Week 3 : Unit 3A - Understanding and Interpreting Chest Imaging

  • The use of radiology in the management of cardiopulmonary disease
  • Special role of chest x- rays
  • How is a chest x- ray done?
  • Common chest X- ray pathology

Week 4 : Unit 3B - Understanding and Interpreting Medical Laboratory Results

  • Introduction to Medical Laboratory Science
  • Sample integrity
  • Diagnostic performance of clinical laboratory tests
  • Quality control of clinical laboratory tests
  • Laboratory tests for lung disease

Week 5 : Unit 4A - Patient Management

  • COPD management (from AECOPD to stable disease)
  • pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Diet management in pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Drug therapy for asthma and COPD patients

Week 6 : Unit 4B - Management of patients and their families

  • Stress, depression and anxiety for patients and caregivers
  • Terms in Chronic Disease Adjustment
  • Family psychoeducation and interventions for COPD
  • Empowering families with a strengths-based approach
  • Practice questions and skills for working with families Family exercises and hands-on skills

Week 7 : Final Test and Assessment

Week 8 : /

Course delivery details

This course is offered through The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a partner institute of EdX.

3-6 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$99
  • Audit Track - Free

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What you'll learn

  • The causes, signs and symptoms of common pulmonary diseases
  • Understand the psychosocial needs of patients and caregivers
  • Interpret the results of medical examinations for pulmonary diseases
  • Differentiate the roles of different healthcare professionals
  • Integrate the knowledge learnt from different disciplines in the management for patients with pulmonary diseases
  • The etiology, clinical manifestations and clinical symptoms of common lung diseases
  • Understand the psychosocial needs of patients and caregivers
  • Interpreting Physical Exam Results for Lung Disease
  • Differentiate the roles of different medical professionals
  • Integrating knowledge from different disciplines into the management of patients with lung disease

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