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: CLINICAL PATHOLOGY 1
This course provides introductory training in clinical laboratory sciences, in particular, urine, stool, hematology, coagulation, and serology studies. Emphasis will be interpretation of urine and hematology tests. Choosing appropriate lab tests in clinical situations with consideration of balancing costs and risks. Correlation of laboratory results with patient history and examination findings. Case studies are used to illustrate important concepts of laboratory diagnosis. This hybrid course consists of face-to-face weekly lectures and accompanying online content which is completed independently.
: CLINICAL PATHOLOGY 2
Discussion of laboratory alterations accompanying abnormal function of body organs and specific diseases, with emphasis on interpretation of blood chemistries. Choosing appropriate lab tests. Correlation of laboratory results with patient history and examination findings. Case histories are used to illustrate important concepts of laboratory diagnosis.
: CLINICAL SKILLS 1 - PATIENT INTERVIEWING
Examines all areas of patient interviewing such as history of present illness, comprehensive health history, record- keeping, problem-oriented history-taking, narrative format histories, nonverbal communication and patients with special problems. Small group sessions involving interviews of simulated patients are utilized as are videotaped sessions of the students performing histories which are later critiqued for verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
: CLINICAL SKILLS 2: PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS
Students learn and practice clinical examination and assessment, with emphasis on performing and interpreting comprehensive physical examination procedures of the non-neuromusculoskeletal systems in the adult patient.
Basic biology of the skin and description of skin lesions is illustrated and explained in detail. A comprehensive list and snapshot of most common dermatological disorders that chiropractors can observe in their clinics is presented. The course includes in-class presentations, discussions on the diagnosis of dermatological diseases culminating in individual oral presentation of a chosen topic (viva voce) by students.
Discussion of the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common complaints and disorders of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Students practice diagnostic and treatment procedures. Discussion on how doctors of chiropractic can participate in the management of patients with E.E.N.T. disorders.
The early human embryology (fertilization through the three germ layers) and the special embryology of the major organ systems as well as special sense organs.
: EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Basic techniques of assessment and management of patients experiencing airway, breathing, circulatory and traumatic emergencies. Customized for the doctor of chiropractic who may encounter emergency situations with adults or pediatric patients in clinical, home or athletic environments. Students receive A.H.A. Health Care Provider CPR certification and may qualify for First Responder Certification from the State of Minnesota. Upon successful completion, students may be eligible to sit for the National Registry First Responder exam.