This course involves 3 short webinars providing a practical, clinical focus on osteoporosis in primary care.
Duration: 45mins each module
Osteoporosis affects over 1 million Australians. It affects both men and women and is most common in adults over 50.
Osteoporosis is a common medical condition, expensive for the health system, and can be devastating for patients. It’s also significantly under-diagnosed and under-treated.
This course involves 3 short webinars providing a practical, clinical focus on osteoporosis in primary care. With the help of experts in the field, the course covers the latest evidence and tools available to help us “do bones better”.
- Webinar 1: Screening and Diagnosis – BMD, xrays, fracture risk calculators and bone turnover markets.
- Webinar 2: Medication Case Studies – options, side effects and clinical challenges
- Webinar 3: Non-Pharmacological Management – the latest on calcium, vitamin D and exercise and falls reduction.
What you will learn
At the completion of this webinar you will be able to:
- Identify patients who should be screened for osteoporosis, including how to recall them.
- Interpret the results of bone density scans and fracture risk calculators to determine which patients need treatment.
- Use a shortlist of effective treatments – know which to use, and when.
- Discuss the benefits and possible side effects of treatment.
- Determine how to monitor patients, including when to use BMD and bone turnover markers and whether patients need “drug holidays”.
- Discuss the latest evidence of the impact of calcium and vitamin D supplements and different types of exercise on bone density and fracture risk.