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Developed in partnership with leading clinicians using nationally-agreed best practice standards.

Learning outcomes

  • Deliver the best possible healthcare to people with or at risk of osteoporosis
  • More accurately identify the number of fragility fracture patients in your service
  • Manage your fragility fracture patients appropriately according to best practice

The course is accredited:

  • By the Royal College of Nursing
  • For four CPD points by the Royal College of Physicians

This course is for:

  • Fracture Liaison nurses
  • Specialist nurses
  • Allied health professionals
  • Clinicians working in secondary fracture prevention
  • Clinicians working in osteoporosis management in primary care, secondary care and community services
  • Healthcare professionals wishing to learn more about osteoporosis and fracture prevention

Course format

The course is in two parts: Foundation and Advanced.

Both parts are made up of:

  • A series of online modules
  • An online assessment

The Foundation course should be passed before progressing on to the Advanced course.

You can complete the modules and assessment at a pace that works for you.

  • Epidemiology of osteoporosis, including definition, incidence and risk factors
  • Fracture risk assessment, including fracture risk tools, nutritional assessments, DXA scanning and vertebral fractures
  • Management of osteoporosis, including drug treatment, adherence, monitoring and non-pharmacological treatments
  • Falls assessment and management, including risk factors and Fracture Liaison Services (FLS)
  • Complex cases of osteoporosis
  • Bone physiology and risk-factors for osteoporosis
  • Common investigations and their impact in fracture risk assessment, including DXA scanning
  • Drug treatments in osteoporosis management and their rare side-effects

Fees

Course element Fee

Access to the online learning modules

Free

Foundation assessment

£50

Advanced assessment

£50

Register with no fee, and pay for the assessments when you're ready.

This is a fantastic course. So well put together with experts at the helm. I have learned so much - it's given me a huge knowledge base to give advice, and more informed, skilled care to patients. Thank you.

Any questions? Contact us now on:

contact telephone01761 473278

Register online today

Enrol on the Fracture Prevention Practitioner Training now on our online learning platform, and get immediate access to the course content.