• Welcome
  • Coughs explained
  • Understanding the problem
  • Treatment options
  • OTC products
  • When to refer
  • Scenario
  • Assessment questions
  • Action & Evaluation


This Professional Assistant module is about coughs. It will consider the different types of coughs and treatment options available.


After studying this module, assistants will:

  • Understand how and why a cough occurs
  • Recognise the symptoms that might warrant referral
  • Know the treatment options available, including self care measures.

About this module

This module is suitable for all members of the pharmacy team who wish to increase their knowledge of common conditions, treatment options and communication skills.
This module has been endorsed with the NPA’s Training Seal as suitable for use by pharmacy teams as part of their ongoing learning.



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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