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: INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL REASONING 2
This seminar is a continuation of the Introduction to Clinical Reasoning 1 course and introduces students to two or more case studies which illustrate a number of relevant issues regarding chiropractic practice. Again, the emphasis is on personal discovery and learning based on the class discussions.
: LEGAL ASPECTS OF CHIROPRACTIC HEALTHCARE
Overview of the legal environment of chiropractic service. Topics include malpractice; the chiropractic report; contracts; legal entities; direct and cross examination; chiropractic statutes; scope of practice; and ethics. Material covers the statutes and ethics that govern chiropractic practice, how to legally begin business, how to prepare a legal case report and how to obtain malpractice insurance.
: MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH
This course covers the physiologic and biomechanical changes normal to pregnancy. Those behaviors that maximize health in pregnancy for the mother and her unborn child will be addressed in depth. Health aspects of the first year of life are also discussed.This hybrid course consists of face-to-face weekly lectures and accompanying online content which is completed independently.
: MENTAL HEALTH 1
This course covers the examination of important psychological theories, assessment tools and conditions, discussion of common presentations of psychological disorders, screening recommendations for the chiropractic practitioner, and fundamentals of treatment. Diagnostic categories and syndromes are reviewed. This hybrid course consists of up to four lectures and accompanying online content which is completed independently.
: MENTAL HEALTH 2
This course covers description and identification of underlying and serious mental health disorders as they present in the chiropractic office. Presenting symptoms and prevalence rates will be examined. Traditional therapies as well as alternative therapies will be explored and discussed. This hybrid course consists of up to four lectures and accompanying online content which is completed independently.
: METHODS 1: SKILLS ANALYSIS 1
The fundamental terminology and skills used by the chiropractor during patient assessment (P.A.R.T.S.) are introduced, including patient observation and postural assessment; visual recognition and palpation of topographical landmarks; segmental motion palpation; and the physical and radiographic recognition of vertebral dysrelationships.
: METHODS 2: SKILLS ANALYSIS 2
Development and integration of skills necessary to detect various manifestations of spinal subluxation and/or dysfunction, including static and motion palpation (active, passive, end feel); radiographic marking and mensuration; and postural examination.
: METHODS 3: CERVICAL AND THORACIC MANUAL THERAPIES
Introduction to applied adjustive procedures using high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts in the cervical and thoracic regions. Methods derived from various technique systems (e.g. Gonstead, Thompson, Faye, Diversified) are practiced under direct supervision after PARTS evaluation has identified segments for which adjustments are indicated.