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Osteoporosis

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Learning outcomes > resource

On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recall the risk factors for osteoporosis > http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2012/march/osteoporosis-prevention-and-detection/

Carry out the rational prescribing of medications for osteoporosis > http://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2012/march/osteoporosis-pharmacological-prevention-and-management 

Explain the risk and potential impact of minimal trauma fractures > http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/Guidelines/Musculoskeletal/racgp_osteo_guideline.pdf

Investigate and diagnose osteoporosis using BMD testing as appropriate > http://www.arthritis.org.au/health-professionals/health-professional-resources/OA_GP-Snapshot_update.pdf

 

Points for discussion

What are some non-pharmacological therapies for osteoporosis? 

What is the difference between dietary calcium and calcium supplementation? 

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