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2 hours

GPs,GP trainees

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: long term management

Work through interactive patient cases to update your knowledge of the role and relative value of drug and non-drug therapies in controlling symptoms and improving outcomes in COPD.

Learning outcomes

After completing this module, you should:

  • Know that smoking cessation is a cost effective treatment for patients with COPD
  • Understand the role of pulmonary rehabilitation in patients with COPD
  • Know the indications for long term oxygen therapy in patients with COPD
  • Understand the role and cost effectiveness of drug and non-drug therapies in patients with COPD.

Please note: The 2017 update of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guideline for COPD included some important changes for chronic management. We are in the course of updating this module in line with the guidance, but please bear in mind that it does not yet incorporate all of the new GOLD recommendations.


 Irem Patel, Grainne D’Ancona

Peer reviewed by:

Stephen Gaduzo

Last updated

07 Oct 2015

Release date

17 Jul 2012


Accreditor credit Accreditation statement
BMJ Learning 1 credit, 1:00 hour BMJ Learning has assigned one hour of credit to this module
The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar 1 credit, 1:00 hour The Ministry of Public Health in Qatar represented by the Accreditation Department of the Qatar Council for Health Practitioners recognizes the continuous medical education (CME)/continuing professional development (CPD) modules provided through BMJ Learning as Category II self-directed learning activities in the State of Qatar. Healthcare professionals in Qatar can thus claim continuing professional development credits for their activity on BMJ Learning, calculated as 1 credit unit per 1 hour (Organization Code OP-02).