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: 19 & 20 October 2019

QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Cut off dates for registration

  • Online until 20 Sep 2019 – ANZBMS Members $590, non-members $650
  • Mail/Fax until 20 Sep 2019- ANZBMS Members $615, non-members $675
  • Late from 21 Sep 2019 – ANZBMS Members $665, non-members $725
  • Registrations close 17:00 4 Oct 2019.

Join ANZBMS on-line: https://www.anzbms.org.au/join-anzbms.asp

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 in 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 imaging registrar in training, with responsibility for bone density testing and are seeking a deeper knowledge of the technological and quality assurance aspects of bone densitometry measurements and reporting. The course is not specifically aimed at non-imaging specialists or registrars in training.

Course Structure

  • Participants are provided with the course handbook via web download prior to the commencement of the course and are required to read through all the material before they attend the lecture series. Slides will be provided after the course as PDF documents
  • Participants attend a two day lecture & workshop series, which will include a number of interactive sessions
  • An online multiple choice examination will be 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, which satisfies the requirements of radiation safety legislation in most Australian states

Dates and Venue

Dates: 19 & 20 October 2019
QUT Kelvin Grove Campus
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Faculty

Julie Briody
Denise Brookes
Weiwen Chen
Alison Evans
Ali Ghasemzadeh
Susan Harvey
Michael Hooper
Patricia Linnenlucke
Nick Pocock
Roger Price
Chris Schultz
Kathy Zhu