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Current practice is moving towards the prevention and early diagnosis of osteoporosis. Millions are spent every year on the prevention, management, and consequences of osteoporosis and osteoporosis-related fractures. The most commonly reported osteoporotic fractures are femur and forearm fractures, but the number of unreported, non-traumatic lumbar fractures is also very high. In this course, Scott Buxton provides a full overview of osteoporosis from the biology of bone to the pathological processes. He also introduces risk stratification tools for the prevention and early diagnosis of this condition.
This course aims to introduce the biology and pathophysiology of bone, as well as risk stratification tools to assist in the early diagnosis and prevention of osteoporosis.
This course is made up of a video, reading, discussions and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1.5-2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.4 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss the definition, impact and types of osteoporosis
- select up to 9 characteristics of bone anatomy and physiology as it relates to osteoporosis
- identify a standardised test and the fracture risk stratification tool for osteoporosis
- discuss exercise management and the most common medication for osteoporosis
- identify four conditions to include in the differential diagnosis of osteoporosis
Podiatrist, United Kingdom
As a podiatrist, it was a really helpful reminder of the ‘at risk’ groups, underlying causes, pharmacology and self-help advice. I now feel more confident to offer advice on health behaviour changes.
A really fantastic course! Scott Buxton is clear when explaining concepts and really does communicate his enthusiasm for osteoporosis and the current research. Excellent job on taking the information and demonstrating how to use the info in clinical reasoning to make better, more informed recommendations and treatment practices. I will definitely take more of his courses.
It's a very informative course and a good revision on the topic of Osteoporosis. Everyone should go for this course.