Taught course

Managing Respiratory Disorders

University of the West of Scotland · School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery

Entry requirements

Applicants will have a professional qualification in a health, social care or allied health profession. They must possess a first degree or qualifications at SCQF Level 9 or above, or qualifications or experience deemed to be equivalent; or considerable experience in working with respiratory disorders and evidence of further learning at an equivalent level.

Months of entry


Course content

The Graduate Diploma in Managing Respiratory Disorders at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is based at our Hamilton and Ayr Campuses on a rotational basis. This programme is part-time and some modules will be delivered via e-learning. Progressively more people with long term conditions (including COPD & Asthma) are being cared for in the community. However, those hospitalised with respiratory disorders progressively require specialised, multidisciplinary interventional care.

There is a need for specific education for healthcare professionals working in both the acute sector and the community and this programme has been specifically designed for registered nurses and professional healthcare practitioners to gain enhanced knowledge to deliver high-quality care specific to respiratory disorders.

Information for international students

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/international

Fees and funding

For more information please visit - www.uws.ac.uk/fundingadvice

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Student Enquiries Team
0800 027 1000 (+44 141 849 4101 out with UK)