Learning Beyond Registration
Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you´re employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You´ll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.
Continuing Professional Development
CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional´s development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.
All Health Professionals
This course covers central DXA - it does not cover peripheral DXA or quantitative ultrasound (QUS).
You´ll study these topics:
Normal and osteoporatic appearances on DXA images, including an understanding of normal variants
The clinical risk factors that affect BMD
Artefacts and confounding factors, such as patient positioning
The radiographic appearance of vertebral fracture on lateral DXA images
Treatment thresholds for different patient groups
The significance of changes in DXA results with time and the implications for treatment
The effect of treatment on DXA results
Quantitative and semi-quantitative vertebral fracture assessment, including fracture risk assessment
Common pitfalls of interpreting DXA scan results
Records and record keeping
Radiation protection and IRMER
Terminology and writing reports
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