Introduction to Asthma and its Diagnosis

This micro skills course will describe the impact of asthma on patients and identify the key characteristics of asthma. Later, it will explore the issues surrounding the diagnosis of asthma and describe the objective tests that are commonly used to support diagnosis.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
NHS Health Education England

What will I learn?

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  1. Describe the impact of asthma on morbidity and mortality;
  2. Identify the key characteristics of asthma;
  3. Explain why it can be difficult to diagnose asthma;
  4. Describe the tests used to support the diagnosis of asthma

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.