The Next Asthma Waikato Spirometry Course is: VIRTUAL
NOTE — Unfortunately, with restrictions and limitations Covid-19 has imposed, it has affected our ability to run our in person spirometry courses. We are therefore currently running an online, virtual course, as per the format below.
Nov 8 to 11th 2021
Virtual places still available.
Cost: $580 per person excl GST.
Our Virtual Course Structure.
Monday 8th November 2021
7 pm - 9 pm: Theory
Tuesday 9th November 2021
7 pm – 9 pm: Theory
Wednesday 10th November 2021
7 pm – 9 pm: Theory
Thursday 11th November 2021
6 pm - 7 pm: Theory (Catch Up)
7 pm – 9 pm: Practicals
The first three nights are just two hours of theory, and you will be able to ask questions as you go. The Thursday from 6pm-7pm is scheduled just in case it is needed. If all the theory is completed by the Wednesday night then it may not be needed. These short blocks of theory gives you time to digest them and think over what you have learned, before the next block the following night.
From 7pm – 9pm on the Thursday you will be having a one-to-one Zoom with the course tutor, to check practical competency. You will need to be available in the time slot you are given when you register, and sometime in that hour the tutor will call you to jump on the Zoom. The tutor will share their screen with you so you can see the machine output, and you will coach her through a spirometry test, and analyse and interpret the results you see from her screen.
Exam & Homework
At some stage you will be given a link to complete an online homework task, and another link to complete an ‘exam’. Both of these will need to be submitted for assessment. The exam is to check your learning and provide feedback to both you and your tutor about what areas (if any) you are struggling in.
The portfolio submission will remain the same as it always is and the requirements of this will be explained fully during the course. You will need to be able to submit at least 10 test results for auditing, along with biological control and calibration results, within the time frame you are given (3 months). You will need to attain a pass rate of 80% or more in order to gain certification.
We understand that this is different to learning in a classroom and may suit some and not others. However, there are some real benefits to be gained from an online course:
- no need to travel
- less time off work
- no need for expensive accommodation
- theory is in smaller chunks for learning and digesting
- and this style of virtual course retains a classroom environment, rather than a fully online ‘do it yourself’ style with no tutor interaction.
If these courses are successful then it is very likely that this is how we will run our courses in the future.
If you have any questions please email us: email@example.com or call us on 07 838 0851.