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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.
Discussion of the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common endocrine disorders and complaints, including the chiropractors role in the management of patients with these disorders.
: FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE-INFORMED PRACTICE
This course uses a blended approach of classroom and online presentations and activities to introduce students to the basic principles of evidence-informed practice (EIP). EIP is an approach that integrates clinical findings, patient preferences, research, and clinical experience (all important types of evidence) into the process of health care delivery. Students learn the strengths and limitations of each element of the model and how to use them together to enhance clinical decision-making and patient outcomes.
: GI/GU SYSTEM
Discussion of the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of common gastrointestinal, genitourinary and men's health disorders and complaints. Students practice diagnostic and treatment procedures, and discuss how doctors of chiropractic can participate in the management of patients with these disorders.
: GROSS ANATOMY 1
An in-depth study of the human skeletal and muscular systems, regional anatomy of the extremities, and an introduction to the nervous system. Laboratory includes human dissection.
: GROSS ANATOMY 2
The gross anatomy of the special sense organs and the nervous, circulatory, digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and endocrine systems; systemic and regional interrelationships. Laboratory includes human dissection.
: HEALTH AND THE OLDER PERSON
This course covers diagnosis and care of elderly patients with emphasis on the most likely conditions to present to chiropractic offices. Discussion topics include normal aging versus disease, theories of aging, demographic trends and special features of geriatric history taking, examination, diagnosis, and chiropractic care.