Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease



This CPD module is about current thinking on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It will consider the symptoms of COPD, the self care and treatment options and the pharmacy services that can support patients.


To consider how community pharmacy can contribute to the care and monitoring of patients
with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).


After completing this module, pharmacy technicians will be able to:

  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of COPD
  • Describe the self care measures and treatment options that are available to patients
  • Understand how advanced and enhanced pharmacy services can support COPD patients. 

Contributing author:

Mark Stone MPharmS, pharmacist practice partner, independent prescriber.

About this module

This CPD module is designed for community pharmacy technicians to use as part of their continuing professional development. Reflection exercises have been included to help start you off in the CPD learning cycle.

Record your learning and how you applied it in your practice using the action and evaluation record at the end of this module, which will then be stored in your personal learning log. You must be registered on the website to do this.

Continuing professional development (CPD) is a statutory requirement for pharmacy technicians. Completion of this module will contribute to the nine pieces of CPD that must be recorded a year, as stipulated by the GPhC. 



Click here to download a PDF of the module as it appeared in print. You can still use your online learning log to record your learning outcomes and impact on your practice.

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