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Bone Densitometry Reporting PGCert

Bone Densitometry Reporting PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Orthopedics Medical Radiography Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine

Course type


Course Summary

In this course you’ll develop your understanding of osteoporosis and the role of DXA within the management of fracture risk. Studying this flexible Postgraduate Certificate in Bone Densitometry Reporting at Derby will: increase your knowledge in the fields of fracture prevention through osteoporosis diagnosis and management ; enable you to tailor your learning by choosing specific modules, so that you advance your knowledge in areas you’re passionate about; provide you with in-depth knowledge of DXA scanning and reporting. This Postgraduate Certificate also incorporates the University Certificate Continuing Professional Development in DXA Reporting for Clinicians; and engages you 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.

You will be assessed in a verbal examination on a selection of case studies and a short written assignment on the role of Vertebral Fracture Assessment (VFA) too. During this course you'll develop your understanding of osteoporosis and the role of DXA within the management of fracture risk. You will enhance your practice by using a systematic approach in both your theoretical appraisal of research as well as reporting bone mass density results. Your patient management skills will improve and you will have the ability to implement further activities within the field of fracture management and DXA reporting.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


15 months

Start date



DXA Reporting for Clinicians

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Tuition fee for 2018/19 is £700; £800 or £900 per 20 credits and all fees may be subject to annual increase.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You'll usually need: a first degree or equivalent, such as a professional health care qualification and registration with a Professional Statutory and Regulatory Body with appropriate post registration experience. You must also be working as a physician, radiographer, technologist or nurse in a bone densitometry service with the support of the clinician with clinical responsibility of the service who will sign off the reflective portfolio, must have completed appropriate IRMER training, and must also have completed the NOS National Training Scheme for Bone Densitometry or the Postgraduate Certificate in Osteoporosis and Falls Management or have equivalent experience in an osteoporosis service that provides bone densitometry.

University information

The University of Derby is spread across three campuses in Derby, Buxton and Chesterfield. Derby is proud to welcome students from more than 100 countries around the world, so you’ll be part of a diverse, international community. Whether you are progressing from undergraduate study, want to change or develop your career, or simply study the subject you love in more depth, the University offers a wide range of courses and flexible study...more

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