MIMS Education

A Primary Care Approach to Primary Osteoporosis

A Primary Care Approach to Primary Osteoporosis

Internal MedicineEndocrinologyFamily MedicineGeneral Practice
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About this course

Osteoporosis is a common problem that is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated. It increases the risk of fractures in the elderly which impacts health-related quality of life. Recognizing the risk factors and instituting appropriate screening is very important to reduce the burden of this disease. This e-learning module summarizes the pathogenesis and risk factors of osteoporosis, and the assessment of primary osteoporosis at the primary health care level - from screening and diagnosis to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:
  • Define and diagnose primary osteoporosis
  • Understand the pathogenesis of osteoporosis
  • Identify the risk factors of primary osteoporosis
  • Understand the treatment options for primary osteoporosis
  • Learn when to refer to a specialist for primary osteoporosis

Topics covered

  • Introduction
    • Definition of Osteoporosis
    • Epidemiology
  • Pathogenesis and risk factors
  • Screening and Diagnosis
  • Management
    • Non-pharmacologic and supplementation
    • Pharmacologic
  • Referring to a specialist
Keywords: osteoporosis, primary osteoporosis, assessment of osteoporosis at the primary care level

1 CPD Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CPD points.
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