University of Derby
Bone Densitometry Reporting
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.
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 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 name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Kedleston Road Campus||Derby||DE22 1GB||East Midlands|
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