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. Engage with an experienced and enthusiastic teaching team who are health care professionals. They have worked in a range of roles within the management of fracture risk, and inject this experience to their teaching.

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
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 900 per Module (Home/EU) 15 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time January 2018 GBP 900 per Module (Home/EU) 15 Months

Campus details

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

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