ONZ in conjunction with ANZMBS

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 Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (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.
The next DXA course is 3rd and 4th July 2021.
University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Early bird $750
  • Late: $850

Closing Dates

  • 25th June 2021 (or earlier if fully booked)

Cost includes:

  • a 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 for Certificate of Completion in Clinical Bone Densitometry
  • lunch & refreshments

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.

Course Structure

Participants 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 ONZ examination.

Dates and Venue

3rd - 4th July 2021
University of Auckland, Faculty of Medical and Health Science, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland. New Zealand

  • Early bird $750 (on or before 11th June 2021)
  • Late: $850
  • A $50 administration fee will be charged on any cancellations

Closing Dates

  • 25th June 2021 (or earlier if fully booked)


Nick Pocock
Chris Schultz
Ian Reid
Jill Cornish
Mark Bolland
Andrew Grey
Tim Cundy
Lindsay Plank
Anne Horne
Christine Gill