Body composition and intake of nutrients associated with bone metabolism in young adolescents in a peri-urban setting

3.0 CPD Points

Introduction

Osteoporosis is defined as a systemic skeletal disorder or disease characterised by compromised bone strength and low bone mass that results in bone fragility and an increased risk of fracture.1–3 Osteoporosis is a very common and debilitating disease that progresses with age. All osteoporotic fractures are associated with significant morbidity, and hip and vertebral fractures are also associated with mortality. Fractures associated with osteoporosis are responsible for 0.83% of the global burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Course Highlights

  

Who Should Enrol

Registered dietitians, nutritionists, medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists

Course Content

Online Course

Course Highlights

It will deliver value appreciated by registered dietitians, nutritionists, medical doctors, nurses and pharmacists. 
Ignite thoughts and debate and draw their attention to what might be important.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply knowledge of the topic in applicable areas of dietetic practice. 
  • Be trusted nutrition advisors amongst their peers.

Assessment

Participants will be assessed by means of a multiple choice questionnaire.

Accreditation

Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA)

DT/A01/P00008/2019/00008

3 Clinical points

Certification

Participants are required to pass the assessment with 70%

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