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CPD module: Cough in adults

Module Summary

This case-based module from Nursing in Practice Learning will discuss the varying presentations of a cough in adults, and guide you through diagnosis and management.

Learning Objectives

This module will:

  • Help you identify the causes of acute cough
  • Clarify the various factors that influence
    antibiotic prescribing decisions
  • Provide a guide to terms commonly used in lung
  • Help you manage cough in those with pre-existing
    lung disease
  • Provide a logical approach to patients with a
    more prolonged cough
Complete the CPD module here to gain your certificate and log 1.5 CPD hours towards revalidation



Dr Keith Hopcroft is a GP in Laindon, Essex



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