The National Asthma Education Programme (NAEP), an NPO specialising in asthma education, provides a 6-month distance learning course for medical professionals, which PATS endorses.

The 6-month distance learning course begins in mid-March each year. NAEP provides students with their course manual and dvd, and students are required to submit assignments, and participate in a revision day and exam day at a later stage. The course is accredited through UCT (30CPD points), and covers the following:

Module 1

Asthma Basics

Module 2

Diagnosis of asthma

Module 3

Special investigations in the diagnosis of asthma

Module 4

Management of asthma

Module 5

Drugs and delivery systems

Module 6

Special situations (Occupational asthma, asthma in the elderly and in pregnancy, asthma in sports and exercise)

Module 7

Asthma education and setting up an asthma clinic

To be informed about the course and registration, and to access various asthma resources visit the NAEP website.