The course educates healthcare providers about bone densitometry and osteoporosis and teach them how to apply standard practices to assure quality performance and interpretation of bone densitometry studies.
The course is most appropriate for those involved in the performance and interpretation of DXA scans and those managing patients with osteoporosis. It is open to Internists, Endocrinologists, Rheumatologists, Family Medicine Physicians, Orthopaedics, Residents, Radiology Technologists and Medical Students.
- Explain the value and importance of quality bone densitometry for the diagnosis of osteoporosis, assessment of fracture risk, and monitoring of BMD.
- Identify Principles for interpreting central DXA scans.
- Review fracture risk assessment combining BMD with clinical risk factors (WHO fracture risk model; FRAXⓇ).
- Recognize errors in DXA analysis and reporting.
- Recognize appropriate clinical evaluation of patients at risk for fragility fracture.
- Update and discussion on the management of osteoporosis with the use of non-pharmacological and pharmacological therapies for the treatment of osteoporosis, including adverse effects of medications.
This course is granted 12.0 CME hours by the College of Medicine, UAE University with Approval Code: 161201.
In addition, upon successful completion of the course delegates are eligible to set for certification exam by the International Society for Clinical Densitometry at accredited examination centre.