Osteoporosis for Primary Health Care Nurses

This course provides the primary health care nurse with the knowledge and practical tools needed to improve diagnosis, management and prevention of osteoporosis in general practice

Module 1: Introduction and a impact of osteoporosis.
Module 2: Bone biology basics and diagnosis of osteoporosis
Module 3: Managing osteoporosis with medications
Module 4: Diet, exercise, lifestyle and falls risks
Module 5: Coordination of osteoporosis care

All 5 modules must be completed within 6 months.

Purchase this course

$99 incl. GST


This activity has been endorsed by APNA according to approved quality standards criteria.
Completion entitles eligible participants to claim 2.5 CPD hours.

On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of how osteoporosis develops
  • Discuss the factors that increase the risk of osteoporosis and fracture
  • Summarise the diet and lifestyle factors essential to osteoporosis prevention and fracture risk reduction
  • Describe how osteoporosis is diagnosed and fracture risk assesed
  • Describe the pharmacological and non-pharmacological management options for osteoporosis
  • Explain the role of general practice co-ordinated care in the management of osteoporosis
  • Implement strategies for improving osteoporosis care in your practice