Osteoporosis is a condition characterised by reduced bone mineral density (BMD) and bone quality, which leads to brittle and weak bones and increases the risk of fracture, particularly of the hip, spine and wrist.
On completion of this course, graduates will be able to:
- Understand the specific and common mechanisms of muscle and bone loss in older persons
- Describe the pathophysiology of osteoporosis, sarcopenia and osteosarcopenia
- Identify the risk factors for falls and fractures in older persons
- Evaluate secondary causes of osteoporosis, sarcopenia and osteosarcopenia
- Interpret a densitometry report, including bone mineral density and body composition analysis
- Follow practical diagnostic and therapeutic algorithms applicable to osteoporotic and sarcopenic patients
- Design an evidence-based integrated care plan for osteoporosis and sarcopenia including non-pharmacological and pharmacological interventions
- Evaluate current and future therapeutic approaches for osteoporosis and sarcopenia
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