- Tutorial 1: Pathophysiology
- Tutorial 2: Risk factors and risk algorithms
- Tutorial 3: Clinical assessment 1
- Tutorial 4: Clinical assessment 2
- Tutorial 5: Diagnosis
- Tutorial 6: Treatment
The course provides knowledge and skills, readily assimilated into daily clinical practice, on:
- Bone and muscle biology
- Pathophysiology of osteoporosis and sarcopenia
- Risk factors and clinical assessment
- Diagnostic methods
- Treatment options
for osteoporosis, sarcopenia and osteosarcopenia.
The assessment is submission of six self-assessments and 12 case studies.
A Certificate of Completion is provided upon satisfactory completion of the course.
Course completion requires approximately 15 hours of elearning.
Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and at their own pace. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning education App on mobile devices, including tablets and smartphones (iOS, Android or Windows) or via a computer internet browser.
MD, PhD, FRACP
Prof Gustavo Duque is a geriatrician and a clinical and biomedical researcher with special interest in the mechanisms and treatment of osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty in older persons. With more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, Prof. Duque's major research interests include the elucidation of the mechanisms and potential new treatments for age-related bone loss, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty. He is also looking at the effect of vitamin D, exercise and proteins on bone and muscle mass. He is the Director of the Fracture Care and Prevention Program at Western Health. As part of this Program, Prof. Duque implemented a Falls and Fractures clinic at Sunshine Hospital where patients are assessed for falls and fractures risk in a comprehensive manner.
- Dr Sharon Brennan-Olsen, BA(Hons), GCALL, PhD
- Dr Jesse Zanker, MBBS, BMedSci, MPHTM, Dip Pall Med
- Dr Ebrahim Bani Hassan, DVM, DVSc, PhD (Musculoskeletal), Senior Densitometrist
- Mr Steven Phu, MEx Sci (Strength Cond), GradDip (Rehab), BAppSci (Spt Ex Sci), AEP, MESSA