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The Respiratory System and COPD

The Respiratory System and COPD


SKU: PT016 Category:


This course provides an overview of the respiratory system and the pathophysiological impact of COPD.

  • describe the structure and function of the lungs and outline the process for breathing
  • differentiate between healthy lungs and lungs in a patient with COPD
  • describe the changes that occur in the lungs due to emphysema and chronic bronchitis and the symptoms that are characteristic of these COPD phenotypes
  • identify other respiratory conditions that may be confused with COPD
  • recognise the links between other chronic conditions and COPD.



Activity Number: 88507. Allocated 2 Category 2 points in QI&CPD Program for the 2017-2019 triennium.