COPD: part one

Part one of this CPPE module looks at what COPD is and its causes, symptoms and diagnosis.

Welcome to the first module in our series looking at COPD. It is based on the Centre for Pharmacy Postgraduate Education (CPPE) focal point programme on Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and is designed to give pharmacy technicians an overview and better understanding of this area of practice.

Learning objectives

  • Understand the causes and symptoms of COPD 
  • Be aware of the tests involved in diagnosing the condition
  • Know the differences and crossover between COPD and asthma.

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