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PG Certificate Osteoporosis and Falls Management - Derby

You will study this course through distance learning meaning you can study from your home, allowing you to stimulate the development of your own learning You can choose specific modules that interest you, so you can be sure that you'll learn exactly what you're passionate about This course will contribute to your continuing professional development as you'll enhance your knowledge in osteoporosis and falls management You will develop and improve your practice throughout the course as you become involved in higher level decision making and problem solving.

Start date: September and January

Course length: Part time: three semesters

Campus: Distance learning - optional study days at Kedleston Road site, Derby Campus

About this course

This course is awarded as part of our MSc Advanced Practice course. This means you may either complete your studies at the Postgraduate Certificate level in Osteoporosis and Falls Management or continue your studies to masters level and gain either the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Advanced Practice.

If you are a practitioner working in osteoporosis, falls or fracture management and want to build on your existing level of health and social care, then you can gain an award related to your clinical practice. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate your work-based environment and consider a broad range of issues relating to the management of patients. This will help to enhance your clinical practice.

You will complete three modules, including two core modules and one module of your choice. This allows you to specialise in your interests meaning you can develop in an area that you're passionate about. Your optional module can even be taken from the MSc Advanced Practice to broaden your knowledge base.

After completing the course, you'll be able to apply the theoretical underpinning you'll have learnt to your clinical practice, which will help to benefit not only yourself but your colleagues and patients.

What you'll study

You’ll study two core modules:

Theoretical Considerations in the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis (20 credits) Assessment, Prevention and Management of Falls (20 credits) Plus one optional module from the list below:

Clinical Considerations in the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis (20 credits) Clinical Considerations of the Prevention and Management of Falls (Practice) (20 credits) Health Promotion: Improving Bone Health (20 credits) Introduction to Masters Level Study (20 credits) Nutrition in Relation to Bone Health and Falls (20 credits)

Entry requirements

You must hold a professional health care qualification and be eligible to register with the relevant professional board.

Fees and finance - 2015/16 Fees UK/EU students £700 per 20 credit distance learning module

How you will learn

A combination of online and distance learning modules.

How you're assessed

You'll be assessed through written assignments, case histories, log books or poster presentation.

Careers and employability

During this course you will develop your understanding of osteoporosis, falls and the management of fracture risk. This will improve the effectiveness of your patient management and your ability to influence and direct further activities within the field of osteoporosis. You will also develop the skills to ensure you deliver enhanced service improvement in your practice.

What our students say

After completing a written assignment, one of our students said:

"Undertaking the protocol has proved to be both interesting and worthwhile in that it has a direct influence on patient care across primary, secondary and social care ... it has been worth persevering."

If you are interested in applying for this programme please contact Angie Snow, , 01332 593079. 

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