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95260 - Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: key aspects of prevention and treatment

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This free online module includes a peer-reviewed article on measures to prevent and treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Immediate feedback is given as questions are answered and specialist expert guidance is provided.

Relevance to General Practice

- Osteoporosis is a common and costly condition that has significant morbidity and mortality after a fracture. 4.7 million people in Australia (66%) over 50 years of age affected by poor bone health. 
- Despite robust evidence that treatment reduces the risk of future fractures, many people in Australia are not adequately treated. 
- The prevalence of osteoporosis and its associated costs are predicted to increase every year. 
- Inadequate treatment of a first fracture constitutes a critical missed 
opportunity to prevent subsequent fractures. 
- Fracture rates can be reduced with an increase in diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and increased awareness of falls prevention.

Learning outcomes

  • List risk factors for osteoporosis
  • Recommend lifestyle measures to help treat osteoporosis
  • Prescribe supplementation to achieve adequate calcium and vitamin D levels
  • Discuss the side effects of bisphosphonates
  • Identify measures to improve medication adherence
Delivery
Title
95260 - Osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: key aspects of prevention and treatment
Location
Duration
1.5 hours
Start Date
04-Apr-2017
End Date
31-Dec-2019
Price
1.50
Location
Online
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