ANZBMS Clinical Densitometry Course

General information

This clinical densitometry course is intended for both practitioners and technologists. It covers the patho-physiology of osteoporosis, as well as the principles and practice of bone density and body composition measurement. Radiation protection authorities in each state and ARPANSA have accepted the course as meeting their requirements for DXA operator licencing. The course is normally held twice each year with additional courses scheduled more regularly if demand is strong.

Dates: 23 & 24 March 2019

St Vincent's Hospital
41 Victoria Parade
Fitzroy VIC 3065

Cut off dates for registration

  • Online until 22 Feb 2019 – ANZBMS Members $590, non-members $650
  • Mail/Fax until 22 Feb 2019- ANZBMS Members $615, non-members $675
  • Late from 8 Mar 2019 – ANZBMS Members $665, non-members $725

Join ANZBMS on-line:

Cost includes:

  • lunch & refreshments for two day lecture course & workshops
  • a copy of the course reading material will be made available online at 4 weeks before the course

    Hardcopies are not available, but course participants may print the material for their own use

  • examination fee

Course details

You should consider the course if: 
  • You have a tertiary education in a science based course, including nursing, and you have not previously received formal training for bone densitometry
  •  You are currently a DXA operator who has not undertaken formal training or who is seeking an advanced update of their work practices
  • You are a medical specialist, or specialist registrar in training, with responsibility for bone density testing and are seeking deeper knowledge of the technological and quality assurance aspects of bone densitometry measurements and reporting (Endocrine and other registrars, not in need of a DXA license, may attend a 1 day course to satisfy JSAC requirements. See ### Chris please insert web link here

Course Structure

Participants then attend a two day lecture series, which will include a number of interactive sessions.
  • An online multiple choice examination is held two weeks after completion of the lecture series.
  • Upon completion of the course and achievement of a pass mark in the examination, participants will be awarded a Certificate of Completion in Clinical Bone Densitometry. This satisfies the requirements of radiation safety legislation in most Australian states and ARPANSA for licencing of DXA operators. Please consult your state EPA Radiation Protection Branch for full details (see List of EPA Radiation Protection Branch websites below).
    South Australian residents may sit an additional SA EPA approved on-line examination covering legislation to obtain a DXA operator licence. This requires an 80% pass mark in addition to passing the ANZBMS examination.

Dates and Venue

Dates: 20-21 October 2018
The Hawke Centre, University of South Australia,
55 North Terrace Adelaide
SA 5000


Julie Briody
Alison Evans
Ali Ghasemzadeh
Susan Harvey
Michael Hooper
Patricia Linnenlucke
Roger Price
Nick Pocock
Chris Schultz
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