University of Derby

University of Derby

Bone Densitometry Reporting

Students on this course develop an understanding of osteoporosis and the role of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry within the management of fracture risk.

Entry requirements

A 1st degree or equivalent, such as a professional health care qualification with appropriate post registration experience. Students must also be working as a physician, radiographer, technologist or nurse in a bone densitometry service with the support of the clinician with clinical responsibility of the service who will sign off the reflective portfolio. Students must have completed appropriate IRMER training. Students must have completed the NOS National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry or the Postgraduate Certificate in Osteoporosis and Falls Management or have equivalent experience in an osteoporosis service that provides bone densitometry.

Course modules

Modules may include: DXA reporting for clinicians; advancing practice; assessment, prevention and management of falls (theory); principles of service improvement in the workplace; theoretical considerations in the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis; work-based negotiated.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a verbal examination on a selection of case studies and a short written assignment on the role of vertebral fracture assessment (VFA).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 15 months

Campus details

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

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