Professional Course

Theoretical Considerations in the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis

Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date

September, January


16 weeks


Distance learning

Module description

About this module

You may be working in a general setting wishing to know how to identify and manage those at risk of osteoporosis or in a specialist osteoporosis or falls setting as an introduction to further specialist study.

Healthcare professionals are required to effectively diagnose and manage osteoporosis - a disorder which is 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 provides you with an appreciation of the patho-physiological processes involved and enable you to engage and critically reflect on the identification, diagnosis, treatment and management of this condition and hypothesise on its future impact on the healthcare agenda and society.

Who this course is for

All health and social care professionals

Course team

Marie Cook - Senior Lecturer

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Undertaking specialist study of this nature will support both specialist and general health and social care practitioners to become agents of change. The theoretical underpinning and supporting evidence for managing osteoporosis provides a sound platform for all practitioners in preventing and managing fractures.

Entry requirements

You must hold a professional health care qualification and be eligible to register with the relevant professional board.

Students without a BA/BSc should be a health care professional and have a minimum of two years clinical experience in Osteoporosis, DXA, Falls.

Fees and funding

If you are funding your own study, the module price will be confirmed shortly.

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