University of Derby

Course DXA Reporting for Clinicians - Curso de Informes de Densitometría Ósea para Sanitarios

University of Derby
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  • Imparte:
  • Modalidad:
    Presencial en Derby
  • Precio:
    UK/EU students £580 per module
    International students Full time: £12000
    We have a variety of scholarship and bursaries for EU and Overseas students
  • Comienzo:
    Enero 2018
  • Lugar:
    Kedleston road
    Derby DE22 1GB
    Reino Unido
  • Idioma:
    El Curso se imparte en Inglés
  • Titulación:
    DXA Reporting for Clinicians
  • Otras Convocatorias:


    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
    Treatment protocols
    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
    Normal ranges
    Records and record keeping
    Radiation protection and IRMER
    Terminology and writing reports
    Governance framework.


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