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Course Syllabus: Asthma 101


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Course Description


Welcome to Asthma 101, a brief introduction into the medical condition known as asthma. Do you know the difference between asthma and allergies? We'll explain that in this course. Students will also learn about the usual suspects when it comes to asthma symptoms and the different types of asthma that an individual can be diagnosed with, depending on occupation, lifestyle and hypersensitivity to foods, drugs, and the environment.

In this course, students will also learn how to identify risk factors for contracting asthma as well as a brief background into genetic information that may be associated with the condition. Managing asthma is a focus of this course, and students will learn how to provide and contribute to long-term therapy and approaches to asthma treatment following a diagnosis.

In this course, we'll cover a number of commonly prescribed medications and alternative treatments for relief of asthma symptoms. Understanding of both prescription and over-the-counter medications used to treat asthma are also briefly covered in this course, as is the use of a variety of diagnostic methodologies to develop a well-rounded and effective short acting and long-term treatment plan for management of asthma symptoms.

You'll learn about some of the more common complications that those diagnosed with asthma need to watch out for as well as steps that you can take to create a cleaner, safer and healthier home environment.

Students will also learn how asthma affects children, pregnant women and the elderly in different ways and steps that each group can take to enhance greater understanding of medications, lifestyle changes, and knowledge that helps reduce the frequency and severity of asthma attacks in a variety of environments.

Course Requirements

This course does not require any previous medical background. Any aged learner (18 or older) is welcome.

This online course contains 11 easy to read lessons which can be completed at own pace (access to course upon enrollment will be available for up to 6 months)

Course Topics

Lesson 1: Asthma Explained

Lesson 2: Asthma Symptoms

Lesson 3: Different Types of Asthma

Lesson 4: Asthma Triggers

Lesson 5: Why Me?

Lesson 6: Managing Asthma

Lesson 7: Long-term Therapy Asthma Management

Lesson 8: Alternative Asthma Treatment Approaches

Lesson 9: Asthma Complications

Lesson 10: Creating a Safe Home Environment

Lesson 11: Understanding Asthma in Children, Pregnancy and the Elderly

Course Materials

All course material is available within this online course.

Grading Policy

Each lesson is followed by an end of the lesson multiple choice and T/F Quiz . Some of the lessons will be followed by an assignment based on lesson facts and opinions expressed. 70% or higher will be required in order to complete this course.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what asthma is.
  • Recognize asthma symptoms.
  • Identify different types of asthma.
  • Describe asthma triggers.
  • Describe methods for managing asthma.
  • Know long-term therapy asthma management.
  • Describe alternative asthma treatment approaches.
  • Describe asthma complications and how to create a safe home environment.
  • Know the challenges of managing asthma in children, pregnancy, and the elderly, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
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Assessment Guide

Lesson 1 Exam6
Lesson 2 Exam9
Lesson 3 Exam8
Lesson 4 Exam9
Lesson 5 Exam9
Lesson 6 Exam9
Lesson 7 Exam9
Lesson 8 Exam9
Lesson 9 Exam9
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam7
The Final Exam43
Total Points:137
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