DXA Reporting For Clinicians, Certificate | University of Derby | Buxton, United Kingdom
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DXA Reporting For Clinicians

9 months
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This course evidences that you have addressed the learning needs in relation to DXA reporting. It enables you to maintain currency and safe clinical practice as required by local clinical governance procedures.University of Derby offers the DXA Reporting For Clinicians programme. 


Key facts

Regardless of your health profession you will be able to develop and enhance your practice as part of a multi-professional strategy and to utilise a systematic approach to reporting BMD and VFA results from DXA scans.You will work closely with a service-based mentor to report DXA scans consistently and independently and review the role of vertebral fracture assessment. You will also review both technical aspects of bone densitometry assessment and patient management in relation to national guidance.This course covers central DXA - it does not cover peripheral DXA or quantitative ultrasound (QUS).

University of Derby's DXA Reporting For Clinicians programme will teach you more about this topic. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Normal and osteoporotic appearances on DXA images, including an understanding of normal variants
  • The clinical risk factors that affect BMD
  • Artefacts and confounding factors, such as patient positioning
  • The radiographic appearance of vertebral fracture on lateral DXA images
  • Treatment thresholds for different patient groups
  • Treatment protocols
  • The significance of changes in DXA results with time and the implications for treatment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 9 months

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40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

You will be an experienced health professional working in an osteoporosis or DXA service that is either currently reporting on DXA scans or are about to commence.

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