On completion of this course you should be able to:
- Critically review the epidemiology of osteoporosis and fragility fracture considering the impact on the individual and society
- Critically review the issues relevant to an effective diagnosis of osteoporosis and how it links to the identification of the patient at high-risk of fragility fracture.
- Analyse treatment and management options available to health care practitioners in the care of patients with osteoporosis and at risk of fragility fracture
- Critically evaluate the quality and delivery of care provided within their clinical practice.
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.