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What you will learn

Course description: 

This module describes osteoporosis, its influencing factors, diagnosis and treatment. The first lesson examines the prevalence of osteoporosis and its costs to healthcare. The second lesson reviews the structure and function of bones and how osteoporosis occurs. Lesson Three details the etiology, symptoms, risk factors and preventive methods associated with osteoporosis. The fourth lesson contains a brief view of the methods of diagnosing osteoporosis through bone densitometry and treatment.



Course objectives: 

After completion of the module, the student should be able to:

  • Define osteoporosis.
  • Describe the structure and function of bones, differentiating between cortical and trabecular bone.
  • Identify the risk factors associated with osteoporosis.
  • Describe methods of preventing osteoporosis.
  • Differentiate between methods of measuring and diagnosing bone mineral density.
  • Identify methods of treating osteoporosis.
Course details

Delivery method: 

  • eLearning


  • English

Course author(s): 

Sinclair Community College

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