Online course

ONLINE COURSE: ''Respiratory Physiotherapy'' with GERARD MUÑOZ

20-hour training with which you will learn the most useful tools to treat patients with respiratory disease. Access to the campus with high quality videos of the techniques.

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START: June 21, 2021

The course will be available for 18 months from the beginning of the course and you can go through it when you consider it appropriate, at your own pace.


20 hours

The estimated time to complete the course is one month, but you will have it available for 18 months so that you can learn at the pace you want.


Depending on the country where you live, you will have the price in euros or in dollars
125€ / 150$


This course is aimed at physiotherapists and physiotherapy students.

  • Notes in PDF format
  • High quality videos
    • Theory videos
    • Videos of practical demonstrations of the techniques
  • Resolution of doubts with the teacher during the 18 months
  • Exam
  • Multi-device access
  • Diploma

Course language
The online course is taught in English

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How does it work?


  • 1. Respiratory physiology
    • 1.1. Respiratory biomechanics
      • Rib cage movements
      • Respiratory muscles
    • 1.2. Physical properties
      • Compliance and elastance
      • Resistance
      • Strength, muscle resistance, muscle fatigue
      • Equal pressure point
      • Röhrer equation
    • 1.3. Pulmonary ventilation
      • Ventilation
      • Diffusion
      • Perfusion
      • V/Q relation
      • Hypoxemia
      • Hypercapnia
  • 2. Respiratory diseases
    • 2.1. Obstructive diseases
      • COPD
      • Asthma
      • Bronchiectasis
      • Cystic fibrosis
    • 2.2. Restrictive diseases
      • Neuromuscular diseases
    • 2.3. Infectious diseases
      • CAP
      • NAP
      • Covid
  • 3. Evaluation
    • 3.1. Laboratory test
      • Cardiopulmonary exercise test
    • 3.2. Field test
      • 6MWT
      • Shuttle test
      • Sit to stand test
    • 3.3. Auscultation
  • 4. Treatment
    • 4.1. Ventilation techniques
      • Manual breathing techniques
    • 4.2. Airway clearance techniques
      • Low flow techniques
      • High flow techniques
    • 4.3. Devices
      • Manual hyperinflation
      • Airway clearance
    • 4.4. Pulmonary rehabilitation
      • Exercise training programs


Respiratory physiotherapy is a specialty that in recent times has increased in popularity despite being a strongly established area in the profession.

The field of respiratory physiotherapy encompasses different approaches such as ventilation techniques, airway clearance techniques or physical training programs. The correct application of these therapies has been shown to have beneficial effects in numerous aspects such as quality of life, exacerbations, hospitalizations, etc.

In addition, physiotherapists specialized in the respiratory field, are capable of making a complete and accurate assessment of the patient's condition with respiratory involvement.

However, it is essential to have a specific training in the most relevant aspects of respiratory physiology, biomechanics of the respiratory system; as well as a basic knowledge of the physiopathology of the main diseases with respiratory involvement.

Therefore, this course will facilitate this basic knowledge in an easy and understandable way, but with methodological rigor and supported by scientific evidence.  


  • Anatomical, physiological and biomechanical basis of the respiratory system
  • To know the main respiratory diseases: obstructive diseases, restrictive disease and infectious diseases
  • To describe how to do a correct respiratory evaluation.
  • To describe the objectives and the physiological basis of the respiratory physiotherapy techniques.



The course is divided into episodes and each one of them forms a lesson.

The lessons consist of a set of videos about the theoretical part and different videos with the practical demonstrations of the techniques.

The student will have access to the course from the date indicated and will have 18 months to complete it. To pass the training, you must watch and study all audiovisual content and pass the final exam.

The course lasts 20 hours, which correspond to the visualization of the different chapters, the study of the notes in PDF format and the completion of the exam. Therefore, the student must carry out active work at home in order to pass the training.


Here's an example of the lessons you'll find on campus:

Finally, in the following tutorial you can see what the platform is like and the sections that make up the course:

Solve doubts with the teacher

Once you have enrolled in the course, you will be able to resolve any doubts that may arise with the teacher.


The best professionals

Gerard Muñoz Castro

Education: PhD in Respiratory Physiotherapy. MsC in Respiratory Medicine. Postgraduate in Thorax Physiotherapy. Artificial Ventilation Diplome. Physiotherapy degree at Ramon Llull University.

Teaching experience: Head of Physiotherapy degree at International Physiotherapy Barcelona. Lecturer of Respiratory Diseases and Respiratory Physiotherapy at EUSES (Girona) and Barcelona University. Collaboration with different respiratory physiotherapy postgraduate courses.

Working experience: Currently working at Girona Biomedical Research Institute as a postdoctoral researcher in the Bronchiectasis research group. Author of different national and international publications, and active participation in national and international respiratory congress.


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Depending on the country where you live, you will find the course price in euros or in dollars
Course price: 125€ / 150$

Common questions

Yes, the course will be available for 18 months from the start day and you can take it whenever you consider appropriate.

Yes, in addition to the notes in PDF format, the courses include multi-device access videos

Yes, our online training methodology is designed in such a way that once you have enrolled in the course, you can resolve any doubts that may arise with the teacher.


To obtain the diploma after completing the online course, you must:

1. Take a multiple-choice exam (you will have 45 minutes).

2. Obtain a minimum grade of 50/100.

In case of failing the exam, you can take it again after 48 hours (you can only repeat it once). We will notify you by e-mail when this time has elapsed.


No, since we check that you meet one of these requirements before giving you access to the online course.