Student Course Evaluation Form

We constantly strive to improve the quality and usefulness of our Internet study courses toward your continuing education. We ask that you fill out this questionnaire as part of the course assignment. This will allow us to monitor the quality of our program and make it responsive to your needs.


Please provide the following contact information:

  • Category: Osteoporosis
  • Evaluation of the learning experiences provided by the Internet study course completed: (Check one letter: A = Excellent, B = Good, C = Fair, D = Unsatisfactory)
  • 6. Your assessment of course content:
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Learning Objectives

After completing the course, you’ll be able to:

  1. Define osteoporosis
  2. Describe the prevalence and symptoms of osteoporosis.
  3. List at least 10 risk factors for osteoporosis.
  4. List 4 measures that may help prevent osteoporosis.
  5. List 8 facts related to osteoporosis-induced fractures.
  6. List 4 treatments and care measures for osteoporosis.
  7. Discuss four commons myths about osteoporosis.
  8. Describe the importance of bone mass measurement in diagnosing osteoporosis.
  9. List 6 types of equipment used to measure bone mass.
  10. Distinguish between bone mass measurement and bone scan.
  11. Explain how blood and urine laboratory tests can help determine the bone turnover.
  12. List 5 risk factors that have been linked to osteoporosis in men.
  13. List 5 measures that a man should take to prevent osteoporosis.
  14. Explain the importance of strong bones to kids.
  15. List recommended calcium intakes for infants, children, women (premenopausal and postmenopausal) and men.
  16. Identify several calcium-rich foods, their serving sizes and their calcium and calories content.
  17. Define menopause.
  18. List 8 responses to estrogen loss that one can feel and 2 responses that one cannot feel.
  19. Explain the process of osteoporosis disease.
  20. List at least 8 steps a woman can take to prevent osteoporosis.
  21. Explain how ERT/ HRT can help prevent osteoporosis and identify their risks and benefits.
  22. List recommended calcium intake for children, women and men.
  23. Discuss how osteoporosis can strike even women in premenopausal age.
  24. Define amenorrhea and its effect on osteoporosis.
  25. Describe how estrogen helps a woman attain peak bone mass.
  26. Describe the effect of drugs, calcium intake, smoking and physical exercise on bone mass.
  27. List 6 osteoporosis prevention and treatment strategies for menopausal women.
  28. List 10 forms of glucocorticoids that are available in commonly prescribed medicines.
  29. Describe how glucocorticoids often lead to osteoporosis.
  30. List 10 diseases that are often treated with glucocorticoid medications.
  31. Identify 8 other drugs that can cause osteoporosis.
  32. Discuss 7 tips to minimize the harmful effects of steroids and other medications.
  33. Describe and distinguish between the causes, symptoms and treatment of osteoporosis and two forms of arthritis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  34. List at least 5 essential facts about each–osteoporosis, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
  35. Define hip fracture.
  36. Describe the process of recovery and rehabilitation from hip fracture.
  37. List at least 6 safety tips to avoid hip fractures.
  38. Define wrist fracture and its incidence in men and women.
  39. Define simple and complex fractures.
  40. Describe the treatment and rehabilitation process for a wrist fracture.
  41. Describe 4 measures that can be taken to prevent future fractures.
  42. Discuss the recovery process from a vertebral fracture.
  43. Define kyphosis and describe the treatment to minimize the curvature.
  44. Describe the lifestyle changes that may be necessary following a vertebral fracture.
  45. Identify 3 sections of vertebrae.
  46. Explain the usefulness of orthotic devices.
  47. List 4 basic designs for thoracolumbar support and their benefits and applications.
  48. Describe Paget’s disease of bone and list its 5 symptoms.
  49. Explain how the diagnosis of Paget’s disease is established.
  50. Explain the relationship between Paget’s disease and arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, kidney disorder and nervous system disorder.
  51. Identify 4 complications of Paget’s disease.
  52. Identify 2 classes of drugs used for treating Paget’s disease and list at least 5 specific drugs.
  53. Identify 3 situations in which surgery is recommended for Paget’s disease.
  54. Define chronic pain.
  55. Discuss with a patient physical, psychological and pharmaceutical methods of pain management.
  56. List 6 physical methods of pain management.
  57. List 5 psychological methods of pain management.
  58. List 7 pharmaceutical methods of pain management.
  59. List 3 suggestions for using exercise equipment.
  60. Describe at least 4 weight bearing exercise machines and their pros and cons in strengthening bones.
  61. Describe 5 strategies that an older person can adopt to prevent falls.
  62. List at least 5 outdoor safety tips.
  63. List at least 13 indoor safety tips for fall prevention.
  64. List at least 6 ways of finding a doctor to treat osteoporosis.
  65. Identify 8 medical specialists who treat osteoporosis.
  66. Describe various federal health programs that help older Americans obtain health care and medical services, such as Medicare, Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), QMB and SLMB, HMOs and Medigap insurance.
  67. Explain following terms: deductibles, co-insurance, Medicare intermediaries and carriers, and prescription coverage.

Table of Contents

  1. Facts on Osteoporosis
  2. Myths About Osteoporosis
  3. The Diagnosis
  4. Osteoporosis in Men
  5. Menopause and Osteoporosis
  6. Premenopausal Women with Osteoporosis
  7. Medications and Bone Loss
  8. Osteoporosis and Arthritis
  9. Recovery From Hip Fracture
  10. Wrist Fracture
  11. After The Vertebral Fracture
  12. Support for Spinal Osteoporosis
  13. Other Bone-Related Disorders
    • Paget’s Disease of Bone
    • Osteogenesis Imperfecta
    • Rodding Surgery
    • Hypophosphatasia
    • Primary Hyperparathyroidism
    • Fibrous Dysplasia
    • Myeloma Bone Disease
    • Hearing Loss and Bone Disorders
  14. Coping With Chronic Pain
  15. Exercise for Your Bone Health
  16. Fall Prevention
  17. How To Find A Doctor
  18. Federal Health Insurance Programs
  19. Resource Directory

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