RSC301 Asthma Management (8)

This subject will explore the current National Guidelines for the diagnosis, assessment, management and care of people with Asthma, focusing on priority population groups and the tailoring of health practice and education to the needs of the individual. The subject also explores and reviews the scientific literature that governs clinical practice in this field. Assessment includes case-based exploration of the content, reflection and a literature review focusing on an area of interest for the student.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: RSC301. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Biomedical Sciences

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the defintion and epidemiology of asthma in an Australian (or country of residency) context
  • be able to relate the current Australian recommendations for diagnosis and management of asthma to its pathophysiology and symptomology
  • be able to discuss the impact and managment of risk and triggers for asthma
  • be able to describe the pharmacological basis of respiratory medications as well as the classification system and delivery devices used in asthma management
  • be able to identify and evaluate the management strategies used in the care of people with asthma
  • be able to discuss and evaluate the strategies you would us to plan and deliver one-on one or group education sessions


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Pathophysiology and Epidemiology
  • - Pathogenesis
  • - Prevalence and Mortality
  • - Asthma Prevention and Triggers
  • - Diagnostic Symptoms and Tests
  • Module 2: Asthma Management Strategies
  • - Pharmacotherapy
  • - Management Strategies
  • - Adherence, Self-management and Support
  • - Clinical Considerations
  • Modules: Asthma in Diverse Populations
  • - Paediatric Asthma Management
  • - Priority Population Groups
  • Module: Educational Strategies
  • - The role of the Asthma Educator
  • - Educational Strategies
  • - Evaluation of Health Education

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of RSC301 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Case studies
Asthma management strategies
Online participation
Final exam

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.