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: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 7
Networking for practice opportunities, advisors and promotion will be discussed. Demographics and practice options will be reviewed.
: BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 8
The main focus of this course will be marketing from multiple perspectives and individuals. Discussion will also include general practice topics such as vendors, office atmosphere, financial statements and investing.
: BUSINESS & PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS 9
The essentials of proper business and practice management are introduced. Topics include accounting, taxes, budget preparation, financing, marketing, investing and practice opportunities. Principles of investment are presented. A personal, detailed business plan is required for a passing grade.
: CARDIOPULMONARY SYSTEM
Discussion of the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common complaints and important cardiovascular and pulmonary disorders. Students learn diagnostic and treatment procedures, and discuss how doctors of chiropractic can participate in the management of patients who have these disorders.
: CHILDREN'S HEALTH
Students develop an understanding of normal growth and
development of the child, as well as recognition of common
childhood conditions. An emphasis is placed on lifestyles
and behaviors that support health maintenance and prevent
common disorders or diseases of childhood.
: CLINIC INTERNSHIP 1
The initial internship term begins with practical experiences accompanied by lecture and supported by web site resources. All elements of doctor-patient interaction are reviewed and discussed, including interviewing; examination; development of a diagnosis and management plan; re-evaluation; outcome assessment; and documentation. Through interaction with early-term chiropractic program students, interns refine the skills necessary for progression to the next phase of their clinical experience.
: CLINIC INTERNSHIP 2
In the second internship term, students continue to apply and review all elements of the patient care process as they intern with faculty clinicians in University and private practice clinics caring for patients. In lecture and small group discussion sessions, students critique and discuss videotaped patient encounters. Topics emphasized include patient and professional communication; cultural competence; clinical thinking; and case management. During the practical and didactic elements of the course, students also advance their skills in gathering clinical information; synthesizing laboratory and radiographic data; arriving at accurate diagnostic decisions; providing health counseling; and competently treating clinic patients.
: CLINIC INTERNSHIP 3
During the 17-week clinic term, interns provide chiropractic care to patients under the supervision of faculty clinicians. Doctors of chiropractic mentor students in either the University's Natural Care Centers or the Community Based Internship program, and special populations clinics, as they further develop their competence in all elements of the clinical process. Prerequisites and other internship policies and procedures are described in the Clinic Handbook and explained during orientation sessions scheduled in Trimesters 7 and 8.