- Pulmonary physicians
- Respiratory physiologists
- Respiratory physiotherapists
- Occupational therapists
- Social workers and carers
- Healthcare managers
- Health educators
- Trainees in the above specialities
- Research fellows
Following this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the optimal implementation of comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation strategies for patients with chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
- Describe the different components of pulmonary rehabilitation and the necessary tools to assess the efficacy of this intervention.
- Introduce in clinical practice novel patient reported outcomes and methods for assessing daily physical activity in patients with chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
- Implement physical activity measurements to evaluate the patient's functional performance before and after pulmonary rehabilitation.
- Appreciate the important adverse effects on functional capacity caused by abnormal haemodynamic function in patients with chronic obstructive and restrictive lung diseases.
- Design a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation programme, taking into account patients' abilities and preferences, within a health care system.
- Adapt programmes to accommodate comorbidities and other non-respiratory problems.
- Propose strategies to enhance physical activity in individuals with lung disease.
- Appreciate the barriers that prevent patients to enrol and complete pulmonary rehabilitation programmes.
- Learn how to increase awareness and knowledge of benefits associated with pulmonary rehabilitation among health professionals and patients.