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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Cause (COPDC)

Certification Training
Duration: 0.6 hours, Online (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 1
Self-paced Training: 24/7 access to course.
Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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BioPharma Institute LogoTraining Program: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Cause
Training Provided By: BioPharma Institute

Availability: Immediately available upon ordering.

Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsChronic obstructive pulmonary disease is characterized by progressive airflow limitation that cannot be fully reversed, as well as abnormal inflammation due to chronic inhalation of particles or noxious gas. Symptoms rarely manifest in patients younger than age 40, though after onset, respiratory function declines precipitously over several years. This course will provide the basic information you need to understand the pathophysiology and epidemiology of COPD.
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Cause course is found in the following professional certification program(s):


1. Course Information
2. Interface Tour
3. Course Overview

4. Objectives
5. Pulmonary Ventilation
6. Lung Volumes
7. Gas Dilution and Plethysmography
8. Progress Check

9. Objectives
10. Definition
11. Risk Factors
12. Pathophysiology
13. Consequences
14. Progress Check

15. Objectives
16. Prevalence
17. Smoking and COPD
18. Mortality
19. Progress Check

20. Summary


Describe respiration mechanisms.
Explain respiratory air volume measures.
Contrast emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and COPD.
Identify COPD environmental and genetic risk factors.
Explain how inflammation and direct airway damage can contribute to COPD pathogenesis.
Describe COPD prevalence and its common comorbid diseases.
State COPD mortality rates.

Online Training Program Benefits:

  • Immediate access to training: Instructions, username, password and receipt of payment emailed instantly upon online enrollment
  • Optimized for learning: Courses include voice-overs, easy navigation, progress checks, and high-quality animations to increase retention of subject matter
  • Self-paced courses: 24/7 access to individual courses for 90 days; and 180 days for professional certification programs
  • Flexible final assessments: Tests include multiple-choice questions and can be taken repeatedly until a passing score is achieved
  • Direct access to certificates: Documentation instantly available once course requirements have been fulfilled
  • Verification of training: Certificates can be verified online, and electronic badges are issued for all Professional Certification programs
  • Corporate reimbursements: Employers may pay for or reimburse employees for training. Purchase orders (POs) for both individual and group training are accepted
  • Corporate LMS solutions: All courses are SCORM compliant and can be delivered from most corporate Learning Management Systems
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  • Career advancement: Professional certifications may be helpful for those seeking new careers or transitioning to different positions within their organization

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