Osteoporosis Diagnosis and Management

Osteoporosis has a dangerous potential when it goes unchecked. Health professionals need to understand the dangerous potential of osteoporosis, and
realize their role in ongoing prevention, management, and treatment of osteoporosis.

Osteoporosis has been an unnecessary burden on the Canadian healthcare system. With early identification many cases of osteoporosis are manageable. Despite the knowledge that prior fractures are predictors of future fractures, fewer than 20% of women and less than 10% of men receive preventative treatment.

McMaster University has developed a free and certified course that will help Canadian health professionals better understand the three secrets to osteoporosis diagnosis and management.

The course meets the Certified criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by McMaster University Continuing Health Sciences Program for 1.5 Mainpro+ credit. It is also an Accredited Group Learning Activity as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal college of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians. This program has been approved by the Canadian Society of Repiratory Therapists for 1.0 CSRT CE/CPD credit.

This course was created by the Division of e-Learning Innovation at McMaster University in collaboration with Osteoporsis Canada and the Ontario College of Family Physicians.

Access the course online, for free, at osteoporosis.machealth.ca. Registration is quick and easy, just follow the prompts. You won’t be able to complete the course without logging in. Registering will also allow you to revisit the course if you don’t finish it in one session.