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Osteoporosis and Falls Management PGCert

Osteoporosis and Falls Management PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


18 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Orthopedics Nursing Personal Safety Awareness

Course type


Course Summary

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

How you will learn

You will be expected to consider the state of fracture management (through bone health/osteoporosis/fracture and falls management services) in your own region. You will need to assess the current situation in this field and how things may be enhanced to improve services for your patients.

How you're assessed

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


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. You will also gain PGCert and PGDip awards in this course.


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 / EU students

2020/21 UK/EU fees is £800, £900 or £1,000 per 20 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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

The University of Derby is spread across two campuses in Derby 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 methods...more

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