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Osteoporosis Treatment: A missed opportunity

Speciality Classification
General Medicine / Specialist
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
1 hour

Osteoporosis affects 1.2 million Australians. In 2012, fractures due to osteoporosis and osteopenia in Australians aged over 50 years cost $2.75 billion.

This module explains that even minor minimal trauma fractures are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. Hip fractures are particularly devastating, leading to decreased quality of life, increased mortality and loss of functional independence.

Learning Outcomes

  • Undertake a fracture risk assessment for selecting patients who require specific anti-osteoporosis therapy, arranging treatment and investigations for osteoporosis
  • Provider name

    Medical Journal of Australia

    Provider number

    N/A

    Type

    Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review

    Duration

    1h : 0m

    CPD Points/Hours

    MBA: 1h : 0m

    Topic

    Musculoskeletal Diseases

    Audience

    Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Podiatrist, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner

    Delivery
    Title
    Osteoporosis Treatment: A missed opportunity
    Interest Areas / Topics Covered
    Generalist, Orthopaedic, Rheumatology
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    CPD Points
    MBA: 1h : 0m
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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