University of Derby

University of Derby

Osteoporosis and Falls Management

Students develop their knowledge of the theoretical principles of osteoporosis and falls management and reflect on how they can be applied to benefit patient or client care. The course encourages students to critically review the current evidence base to develop their evaluation skills; as advanced practitioners students also consider change, its implications for osteoporosis and falls management, and how it can enhance their practice.

Entry requirements

Honours degree; or equivalent qualification plus appropriate post registration experience.

Course modules

Core modules: theoretical considerations in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis; assessment, prevention and management of falls. Plus 1 optional module: clinical considerations in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis; clinical considerations of the prevention and management of falls (practice); health promotion: improving bone health; introduction to masters level study; nutrition in relation to bone health and falls.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through written assignments, case histories, log books or poster presentation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 18 months
PgCert Part-time January 2017 - 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Kedleston Road Campus Derby DE22 1GB East Midlands

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Key information

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Course Enquiries
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01332 591703