Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds Chronic respiratory diseases, such as asthma and COPD, are some of the most common causes of ill health in our communities. These non-communicable diseases affecting the lungs and respiratory system are very common in low resource settings. People with long-term respiratory diseases are often treated in primary care settings or in the community. Primary healthcare workers need to recognise common symptoms and know how to diagnose and treat respiratory disease.
Skip to 1 minute and 1 second A good way to learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic respiratory diseases is from real case studies, based on the experience of primary healthcare workers in low resource settings and the best available evidence. Primary healthcare workers play an essential role in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of respiratory disease. The University of Edinburgh’s short online course will give you an understanding of how you can adapt advice to your local context, taking account of the global variation and access to care and treatment and the workforce. Sign up today.