Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date

September, January

Course length

16 weeks


Distance learning

Module description

The aim of the module is for you to develop safe standards of practice in a clinical setting and critically evaluate current practice.

You will study the role of DXA/bone densitometry in the diagnosis of osteoporosis and the strategies for preventing and managing fractures within your clinical setting. This will include a review of the performance characteristics of bone densitometers and the measurement techniques employed, comparison of systems, system performance dosage, accuracy and precision of densitometers. Diagnostic assessment and report outcomes will also be covered.

During the module you will consider the strategies for the prevention and management of fractures within the clinical unit. This will include use of various pharmacological and non pharmacological approaches and lifestyle recommendation. Other factors considered will be lifestyle and onset of secondary disease, the physical, psychological and social impact on the patient of sustaining a fragility fracture and multi-agency input into the care of the fragility fracture patient.

Who this course is for 

This module is aimed at all health professionals holding a professional health care qualification and eligible to register with the relevant professional board.

Course team

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees (August 2019 - July 2020)

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £800.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) +44 (0)1332 591992

Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.