Available for January start

Course details

Study options

Part-time: 18 months

Course level

Postgraduate

Qualification

PG Cert

Start dates

January, September

Location

Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, Distance learning

Course description

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.

What you will study

You’ll study two core modules:

  • Theoretical Considerations in the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis (20 credits) 
  • Assessment, Prevention and Management of Falls (20 credits)

 

 

Plus one optional module from the list below:

  • Clinical Considerations in the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis (20 credits) 
  • Clinical Considerations of the Prevention and Management of Falls (Practice) (20 credits) 
  • Health Promotion: Improving Bone Health (20 credits) 
  • Introduction to Masters Level Study (20 credits) 
  • Nutrition in Relation to Bone Health and Falls (20 credits)

How you will learn

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.

Entry requirements

It is anticipated that students applying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Osteoporosis & Falls Management will normally hold a professional qualification (degree or equivalent) in an area of healthcare delivery. Such is the multi-professional nature of the subject area other qualifications or experience, which demonstrates that an applicant possesses appropriate knowledge and skills at an equivalent standard, may also be acceptable.

Fees and funding

2018/19 Fees (August 2018 - July 2019)

 Full-timePart-time
UK/EU

N/A

£700, £800 or £900 per 20 credits*

International

N/A

N/A

*Note – at postgraduate level, you’ll need to gain the following number of credits in total to obtain the awards below.

Postgraduate Certificate60 Credits
Postgraduate Diploma120 Credits
MA or MSc180 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.

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Alumni discount for Derby graduates

We offer a discount on postgraduate course fees for all Derby alumni.

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How to apply

UK/EU students

Students should apply directly to the University.

Apply directly to the University

Careers

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.

Contact us

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Course: Marie Cook (Programme leader) E: M.Cook@derby.ac.uk Tel: +44 1332591595

If you need any more information from us, eg on courses, accommodation, applying, car parking, fees or funding, please contact us and we will do everything we can to help you.

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† Additional information about your studies

Teaching hours

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.