Asthma and COPD

1h 30m
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CPD1h 30m of CPD
First Published
Updated16 July 2023
Expires 29 August 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia

Course Overview

An overview of two common respiratory conditions, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), with a focus on providing treatment, including for when the two conditions coexist (asthma-COPD overlap).


Asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) are chronic lung disorders that occur frequently in the general population. Patient outcomes require that these respiratory conditions are well understood and that healthcare professionals are familiar with current treatment options.


The purpose of this Ausmed Course is to provide healthcare professionals with education relating to asthma and COPD in order to support best patient outcomes.

Learning Outcomes
  1. A person in your care who manifests signs and symptoms of asthma or COPD will be either treated or referred for appropriate treatment.
  2. In-depth knowledge of the treatment of asthma and COPD will support the best-practice use of medicines and reduce the likelihood of unwanted effect
  3. People in your care will receive correct evidence-based education about the use of medicines used to treat asthma and COPD.
Target Audience

All healthcare professionals will gain confidence from undertaking this course, given the prevalence of asthma and COPD.


No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.


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Jenny Gowan View profile
Dr Jenny Gowan is a practising pharmacist, adjunct senior lecturer at Monash University and clinical associate at RMIT University. She has published over 500 educational articles, has copious experience in presentations and lectures and runs a consulting pharmacy company. Jenny was awarded the 2013 PSA Australian Pharmacist of the Year award and the 2016 AACP-MIMs Consultant Pharmacist of the Year Award. In 2024, she received recognition as a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine as a pharmacist, to professional societies and to community health.
CPD time1h 30m
First Published
Updated16 July 2023
29 August 2024
Recorded InMelbourne, Australia
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