Faculty & Hospitals


Subject Areas Covered in all Trusts
Respiratory Imaging, Pharmacology, Pathology & Microbiology; Pulmonary Infections; Pulmonary Disease in the Immunocompromised; Asthma, Allergic Lung Disorders; COPD, Early Discharge schemes; Bronchiectasis;  Thoracic Oncology; Palliative Care; Smoking Cessation; Developmental Disorders; Respiratory Failure; Hyperventilation Syndrome; Pleural and Mediastinal Disease; Diffuse Parenchymal Lung Disease; Manifestations of Systemic Disease; Cardiological aspects of Lung Disease.  

Subject Areas covered in specific Trusts 
Respiratory Physiology: NUTH
Adult Cystic Fibrosis: NUTH
Sleep Disorders: NUTH, SRH
Pulmonary Vascular Disease: NUTH
Occupational Lung Disease: NUTH
Critical & High Dependency Care: NUTH, QE, SRH
Lung Transplantation: NUTH

Practical procedures covered in all Trusts
Lung Function Testing; Bronchoscopy; Closed Pleural Biopsy; Inter-costal tube placement & Pleurodesis; NIV; Allergen skin testing.

Practical procedures covered in specific Trusts
Thoracic Ultrasound for Pleural procedures: JCUH
Sleep studies and Nasal CPAP: NUTH
Tuberculin skin tests: NUTH
Medical Thoracoscopy: N Tees, S Tyne
The opportunity to witness thoracic surgery available at both NUTH and JCUH.


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