- You will study this course through distance learning meaning you can study from your home, allowing you to stimulate the development of your own learning
- You can choose specific modules that interest you, so you can be sure that you'll learn exactly what you're passionate about
- This course will contribute to your continuing professional development as you'll enhance your knowledge in osteoporosis and falls management
- You will develop and improve your practice throughout the course as you become involved in higher level decision making and problem solving
This course is awarded as part of our MSc Advanced Practice course. This means you may either complete your studies at the Postgraduate Certificate level in Osteoporosis and Falls Management or continue your studies to masters level and gain either the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Advanced Practice.
If you are a practitioner working in osteoporosis, falls or fracture management and want to build on your existing level of health and social care, then you can gain an award related to your clinical practice. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate your work-based environment and consider a broad range of issues relating to the management of patients. This will help to enhance your clinical practice.
You will complete three modules, including two core modules and one module of your choice. This allows you to specialise in your interests meaning you can develop in an area that you're passionate about. Your optional module can even be taken from the MSc Advanced Practice to broaden your knowledge base.
After completing the course, you'll be able to apply the theoretical underpinning you'll have learnt to your clinical practice, which will help to benefit not only yourself but your colleagues and patients.
We’re proud to say that our courses are closely mapped against the health and social care sector. This ensures that our curriculum is up-to-date, providing you with the assurance that your learning is current and relevant. This does mean that we do have to respond to national changes such as government policy.
You will be expected to consider the state of fracture management (through bone health/osteoporosis/fracture and falls management services) in your own region. You will need to assess the current situation in this field and how things may be enhanced to improve services for your patients.
How you're assessed
You'll be assessed through written assignments, case histories, log books or poster presentation.
You must hold a professional health care qualification and be eligible to register with the relevant professional board.
2018/19 Fees (August 2018 - July 2019)
£700, £800 or £900 per 20 credits*
*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.
|Postgraduate Certificate||60 Credits|
|Postgraduate Diploma||120 Credits|
|MA or MSc||180 Credits|
This means you will gain 180 credits in total to complete the full MA or MSc. If you are studying part time you will normally complete your studies over two or three years, depending on the course structure.
Please note that all fees may be subject to annual increase.
Additional Fee Information
Module price is dependent upon the modules selected. Please contact the programme leader for further information.
Funding your studies
Find out more about fees, postgraduate loans and support you may be entitled to.
Find out about funding your studies
Alumni discount for Derby graduates
We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.
Find out about the Alumni discount
During this course you will develop your understanding of osteoporosis, falls and the management of fracture risk. This will improve the effectiveness of your patient management and your ability to influence and direct further activities within the field of osteoporosis. You will also develop the skills to ensure you deliver enhanced service improvement in your practice.
† Additional information about your studies
Like most universities, we operate extended teaching hours at the University of Derby, so contact time with your lecturers and tutors could be anytime between 9am and 9pm. Your timetable will usually be available on the website 24 hours after enrolment on to your course.
Please note: Our courses are refreshed and updated on a regular basis. If you are thinking about transferring onto this course (into the second year for example), you should contact the programme leader for the relevant course information as modules may vary from those shown on this page.