Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Physical Assessment of Cardiac and Respiratory Systems

This module is aimed at students looking after patients with primary respiratory and cardiac disorders.  

Module Information

Module code

NH6175 (level 6) and NAM109 (level 7)


The module covers cardiac and respiratory assessment, history taking, and respiratory failure. Conditions covered are asthma, COPD, infective lung disease, ILD, valvular heart disease, heart failure, endocarditis/ pericarditis, cardiomyopathy, history taking and clinical reasoning.  

Entry Requirements 

Applicants should be working in the UK as a healthcare professional for a minimum of 2 days per week, working in a clinical area with support available from a designated mentor. Applicants at level 7 would normally possess a bachelor degree or equivalent or have evidence of the ability to study at postgraduate level


2,000-word case study (50%), OSCE demonstrating and cardiorespiratory assessment (50%), and completion of two cardiorespiratory assessment skills in practice (pass/refer). 

Module Leader 

Lesley White

Module Dates 


2024-25 Semester 2  Falmer Campus, Brighton (dates subject to change)

  • February  5, 12, 26
  • March 5, 12, 19, 26
  • April 2

OSCE’s – 19th and 20th May 2025

Assessment submission date: TBC


If you are choosing this module as part of a postgraduate or community course, please contact for specific information on the fee for this module

If you are taking this as a single module or part of the BSc / Grad Cert/ PG Cert Clinical Practice or BSc (Hons) Professional Practice course, the module fee is:

2024-25 £1,910

Further Information 

Please contact for further information about the module

This module can be taken as part of a course, including: 

BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) or (Acute Care) 

BSc (Hons) Professional Practice 

Graduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care)  

Postgraduate Certificate Clinical Practice (Cardiac Care) and (Acute Care) 

MSc Health / MSc Health and Education / MSc Health and Management 

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice 

MSc Advanced Clinical Practice [Masters Degree Apprenticeship]

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