• Who is the course for?

    Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Pharmacists

  • Benefits

    This course will give you the knowledge, techniques and tools needed to help your patients live better with COPD.

  • Course Highlights

    The course contains three modules, covering topics such as COPD pathophysiology, symptoms, treatments and integration of an action plan. It also includes informative and relevant case studies.

  • Continuing Education Units

    You will receive a certificate for 7 hrs of continuing education training.

Course Description

The COPD Management for Healthcare Professionals Course includes the following:

  • Module 1: Pathophysiology and Treatment of COPD

  • Module 2: Management of COPD Symptoms

  • Module 3: Integrating a Plan of Action for Life

This course has been approved for 0.7 continuing education credit/professional development credit by the Réseau québécois d'éducation en santé respiratoire.

It has also been approved for 7.0 continuing education credit/professional development credit by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists. 

eXpand Courses maintains all responsibility for this offering and its content.


As a non-profit organization, our sole aim is to elevate clinical standards and patient care. While our free courses empower countless professionals and patients, opting for our paid courses has a far-reaching impact. Every dollar spent on our paid courses is directly reinvested into developing state-of-the-art educational content.

Course Instructors

Respirologist - MD, MSc, FRCPc

Dr. Jean Bourbeau

Jean Bourbeau is the Director of the Research Institute MUHC's Center for Innovative Medicine, the COPD Clinic and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Unit at the MUHC Montreal Chest Institute. He has been President of the Canadian Thoracic Society. His work and research on COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, integrated self-management programs for patients with COPD ('Living Well with COPD') have had an impact not only in the field of research, but also in clinical practice at the national and international level.

Nurse Clinician, B.Sc, RN

Alexandre Joubert

After graduating from McGill University with a bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1995, Alexandre Joubert started his career at the Montreal Chest Institute on the acute care and long term care units. In 1996, he started working at the ambulatory services in different programs. Since 2001, he has been permanently working as a case manager in the COPD clinic and pulmonary rehabilitation program, educating patients to self-manage their chronic respiratory disease.


These are some of the most recurring questions amongst our students:

  • Who is this course for?

    This course targets healthcare professionals (nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists) who want to learn how to help their patients with COPD live better.

  • What does this course prepare me for?

    Through the use of case studies, lectures and additional resources, this course will provide you with the knowledge, techniques and tools needed to help your patients live better with COPD.

  • Is there a time limit to finish the course after I enroll? For how long do I have access?

    There is no time limit to complete the course, you can complete it at your own rhythm. Once enrolled you will have unlimited access to all of the lessons, videos and additional material.

  • Is this course validated by any official organization?

    Yes, the COPD Management for Healthcare professionals course has been approved by SOFEDUC and by the Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists (CSRT).

  • Do I get CEC (Continuous Education Credits) with this course?

    CECs are offered depending on the length of the course. The Health care professional course is valid for 7 hours worth of credits. SOFEDUC offers 0.7 CEU and CSRT 7.0 CEU.

  • Do I get a certificate after finishing the course?

    Your official certificate will be available to download from your account. If the certificate is not there, it will be emailed to you within 3 business days by a member of our team. You will be notified by email if the certificate is available directly on the platform.

Have questions?

Not sure if this course is right for you? We'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.