• You can choose specific modules that interest you, so you can be sure that you'll learn exactly what you're passionate about.
• Our teaching staff are healthcare professionals who have worked in a range of roles within the management of fracture risk. They will share their professional knowledge with you as well as their theoretical knowledge, including the latest developments in bone densitometry reporting.
• Our staff have also contributed to national guidance on standards for DXA reporting. This will inform your studies and provide you with confidence in the standard of teaching you'll receive.
• You'll develop and improve your practice throughout the course as you'll become involved in higher level decision making and problem solving, building your professional development.
About the course:
This course is awarded as part of our MSc in Advanced Practice course. This means you may either complete your studies at the Postgraduate Certificate level in Bone Densitometry Reporting or continue your studies to Masters level and gain either the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc in Advanced Practice.
You'll have the chance to study with people from different professions, which will improve your understanding of osteoporosis and bone densitometry reporting across a wide spectrum within healthcare. You'll also develop the skills you need to work at an advanced practice level, recognising areas for change and improvement that will enhance your practice.
It's important that you have the support of an appropriate mentor in your workplace before you start this course, as your mentor and our tutors will support you to produce diagnostic reports that will inform the management and care of your patients.
You'll attend a minimum of four study days at the University where you'll hear from keynote speakers, get involved in case study discussions and take part in scan viewing sessions.
Throughout this course you'll develop a portfolio of 100 reports, which have been independently reported on and include comments on technical aspects of the image as well as treatment recommendations. You'll also include an audit of your reports compared with those of a trained practitioner.
Your final optional module can reflect an area of particular interest to you personally and professionally, so it might be directly related to bone densitometry reporting or it could be a more generic module from the MSc in Advanced Practice course.