Management of Falls and Osteoporosis - Level 7

About this module

Healthcare professionals are required to effectively diagnose and manage osteoporosis and falls which are increasing in significance and impact on society. Practitioners must be able to critically evaluate current practices and fully appreciate both their diagnostic and therapeutic intervention if competency and effective care is to be assured. 

This module aims to provide you with an appreciation of the multi-factorial issues involved and enable you to engage and critically reflect on the identification, diagnosis, treatment and management of falls and osteoporosis and hypothesise on their future impact on the healthcare agenda and society.

The module is delivered through distance learning predominantly, supported by online resources and two study days at the university or in a suitable venue in keeping with university resources. Activities focused around work based activities and clinical scenarios will direct and encourage analysis and critical review of current and emerging issues relevant to effective falls and osteoporosis management. 

Support from the module team combined with guidance in the study materials will enable you to use the module as platform for future self-directed learning and to further enhance your work-based practice. Contact will be maintained on an individual ad hoc basis via email and telephone tutorials.

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 and Social Care Professionals

Start dates are usually: September

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate the epidemiology of osteoporosis and falls considering the impact on the individual and society.
  2. Critically review the issues pertinent to effective assessment, prevention and management of falls and osteoporosis and how it links to the identification of the patient at high-risk of fragility fracture.
  3. Critically evaluate the quality and delivery of care provided within their clinical practice.

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'll study this course via distance and on campus 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