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Osteoporosis and Falls Management PGCert

Osteoporosis and Falls Management PGCert

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

18 months

Start date

JAN-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Osteopathy Nursing

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

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.

Course description

  • 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.

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.

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.

Modules

Theoretical Considerations in the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis (20 Credits) - Core
Assessment, Prevention and Management of Falls (20 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£800, £900 or £1,000 per 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

It is anticipated that students applying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Osteoporosis & Falls Management will normally hold a professional qualification (degree or equivalent) in an area of healthcare delivery. Such is the multi-professional nature of the subject area other qualifications or experience, which demonstrates that an applicant possesses appropriate knowledge and skills at an equivalent standard, may also be acceptable.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more

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