Health Promotion: Improving Bone Health - Level 7 - 7RD513

About this module

This module is aimed at increasing your understanding of the general principles of health promotion and how they may be applied to promoting bone health. You will need to have completed the Theoretical Considerations in the Diagnosis & Management of Osteoporosis module prior to studying this module.

Many factors throughout life affect bone health and the current emphasis on health promotion could be extended to include this very important topic. There are many documents which recognise the possibilities for reducing the risk of osteoporosis by lifestyle changes and outline the need for health promotion for all age groups, both to reduce the risk of low bone density and the risk of fracture.

The aim of this module is to introduce you to basic concepts of health promotion and the methodologies used. It will enable you to identify how health promotion activities related to the health of bones may efficiently and effectively be incorporated into practice.

You will study the basic concepts and methodologies of health promotion and how they may be applied to your clinical setting. This will include:

  • A rationale for improving bone health and reducing the risk of osteoporosis by lifestyle modifications with reference to epidemiological data. Keeping bones healthy will be reviewed as a whole life issue and, therefore, relevant to all age groups.  Consideration will be given to the requirements of particular patient groups and individuals.
  • An overview of basic concepts and methodologies within health promotion will be included, as will barriers to effective health promotion. The role of health promotion and its practical application, will be discussed.
  • You will be encouraged to identify health promotion activities as integral to your work, rather than as an adjunct to it and to critically evaluate current theory and practice.  Key issues, including effective communication, facilitating informed decisions and motivation and ethical considerations arising in this context, will be included.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7RD513

Start dates are usually: September and January

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You will study for this course via on campus and online learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk