This course provides an overview of the respiratory system, and the pathophysiology of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
- 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.