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: PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 2
The scientific tenets that guide the philosophy of chiropractic health care are discussed, with emphasis on the concepts that alterations of body structure can influence neurological function, which in turn, can impact body physiology and homeostatic balance.
: PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 3
This course provides the student with an introduction to various and selected technique systems that exist in the chiropractic profession. A discussion and critical appraisal of each system will occur based on a model for evaluation and validation of manipulative therapy. Emphasis will be on the developer of each technique, the biomechanical principles upon which it is based, and how patients are evaluated and treated using the technique. The current research status of each technique will also be discussed. Clearly, this is not a "how to" hands on practical class. Rather it is designed to present the information known about some of the more common and not-so-common techniques used by doctors of chiropractic. Foundational information will be presented on the rationale for manipulative procedures in their various forms as well as the lesion they target.
: PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 4
Discussion of current scientific literature regarding chiropractic principles and philosophy of the subluxation model. Neuromusculoskeletal and visceral conditions are discussed with the subluxation model of facilitation and adaptation in mind. Particular emphasis is placed on evidence related to the reciprocal influence between dysfunction of the neuromusculoskeletal system and related dysfunction in other systems. The influences of subluxation and the effects of chiropractic care and the adjustment on the health of the entire body are also stressed.
: PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 5
Presentation of key ethical issues encountered in the professional setting. Emphasis is on those issues commonly occurring in the chiropractic patient-care environment.
: PUBLIC AND PREVENTIVE HEALTH
This course is an introduction to public health and the role of the chiropractor as a primary care provider within the public health system. Discussion topics include the individual, community and systems approach to prevention, Healthy People 2020, epidemiology, social, behavioral, biomedical and environmental sciences, health policy and management. This hybrid course consists of online and in class assessments, and face to face weekly lectures.
: RADIATION PHYSICS AND SAFETY
Introduction to the safe production of quality radiographs. Students discuss the physics of X-ray production; the principles of radiobiology and radiation protection; and regulations regarding the use of ionizing radiation equipment as typified by those of the Minnesota Department of Health.
: RADIOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY AND POSITIONING
Learn and practice the skills necessary to produce diagnostic radiographs of skeletal and related body components, including measurement, positioning, radiation protection, technique factor calculation, and equipment set-up and operation. Emphasis is on the projections commonly used in chiropractic practice.
: RADIOLOGY OF ABDOMEN AND CHEST
Students learn clinically oriented radiographic anatomy of the thorax and abdomen. Using a pattern recognition approach, a wide variety of abdominal and chest pathology is covered, with an emphasis on those conditions that are commonly encountered in a chiropractic setting and those conditions/diseases/disorders with disastrous consequences for failure to recognize. Patient history, examination, laboratory findings (when relevant) and treatment considerations are discussed.