Health CPD modules at University of Brighton


Physical Assessment of Cardiac and Respiratory Systems

This module is for nurses and allied healthcare professionals working in acute care and primary care who regularly assess patients with primary respiratory disorders.  

Module Information

Module code

NH6175 (level 6) and NAM109 (level 7)


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

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


2,500-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 

2022-23 Semester 2  Falmer Campus, Brighton

  • January 18, 25
  • February 1, 8, 22
  • March 1, 8, 15

Assessments submission date: Thursday 25th May 2023

OSCE – May 3, 4 2023

2023-24 Semester 1  Falmer Campus, Brighton (dates subject to change)

  • January 17,24,31
  • February 7,21,28
  • March 6,13

OSCE’s – 2nd and 3rd May 2024

Assessment submission date: 30th May 2024


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:

2022-23 £1,870

2023-24 £1,889

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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