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Osteoporosis course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCGP, NHS

This session examines a range of risk factors for osteoporosis and considers appropriate investigations and treatment options for the disease. Lifestyle implications are also discussed.

This session was reviewed by Khyati Bakhai and last updated in August 2019.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Recognise important risk factors for osteoporosis and future fracture
  • Describe the rationale for performing investigations, including DXA measurements
  • Describe a range of treatment options
  • Discuss relevant lifestyle factors that impact on skeletal integrity

Osteoporosis (OP) is a systemic skeletal disease characterised by low bone mass and micro-architectural deterioration of bone tissue, with a consequent increase in bone fragility and susceptibility to low impact fracture.


PRM123
Instructors / Speakers
Anne Sutcliffe,
Healthcare and Education Officer, The National Association for the Relief of Paget's Disease

Anne worked for 14 years as an Osteoporosis Specialist Nurse at The Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, which led to her high level of clinical expertise in this area of health care.

At national, regional and local levels she offered specialist advice, training and education to doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Outside the NHS, Anne has been actively involved with the National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) as a Trustee (2000-2007) and Chair of NOS Allied Health Professionals Forum (1998-2008).

Delivery
Title
Osteoporosis course for GPs
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Pain management
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
30 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
3.20_15
Access Duration (in months)
12
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