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: BIOCHEMISTRY 1
This course offers a foundational look at the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids and vitamins. The function and regulation of enzymes is studied, followed by a detailed look at aerobic cellular respiration. The lab includes methods of
separation and identification of biochemical constituents.
: BIOCHEMISTRY 2
A continuation of Biochemistry 1: details of the carbohydrate, lipid, and amino acid metabolism, and the urea cycle are studied with an eye on the function of vitamins and trace elements. The interconnectedness as well as the regulation of metabolic pathways in health and disease are stressed.
: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 1
This course introduces new students to concepts and issues pertaining to building the foundations for the business of chiropractic practice and for becoming a professional. Discussion will include what it means to be a professional; ways that students can begin to grow in terms of displaying the qualities and behaviors expected of a professional; core/governing values; money concepts; and budgeting.
: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 2
This course will introduce goal-setting that is consistent with governing values developed from the previous term. Public speaking in relation to addressing common questions in chiropractic practice will be explored with in-class speaking presentations.
: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 3
This course will expose students to the concepts and issues that are central to aspects of routine office visits, including the history, examination, diagnostic testing and report of findings. Students will develop and apply skills of communication and rapport building necessary for practice.
: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 4
This course will focus on giving students a specific, detailed, formatted approach to new patient procedures. They will be exposed to a TEAM approach to managing patients during the consultation/history, examination, report of findings and the new patient health care class.
: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 5
The first half of the course will focus on specific ways to
enhance day-to-day professional communication skills.
The second half is designed to take students to the next
level in managing their business and practice through a
detailed understanding of the different TEAM positions.
TEAM building combined with clarity of vision, motivation
in leadership and personal accountability will help build
a successful practice.
: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 6
This course will focus on reimbursement for services. CPT and ICD-9 coding will be reviewed with respect to proper submission to third-party payers for reimbursement. Rules regarding Medicare, Health Savings Accounts and cash payments plans will be discussed.