Course Descriptions

25380 : MATERNAL AND INFANT HEALTH
2.00 credits: 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.
26170 : MENTAL HEALTH 1
2.00 credits: 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.
26280 : MENTAL HEALTH 2
1.00 credits: 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.
33010 : METHODS 1: SKILLS ANALYSIS 1
1.00 credits: 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.
33120 : METHODS 2: SKILLS ANALYSIS 2
2.00 credits: 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.
33230 : METHODS 3: CERVICAL AND THORACIC MANUAL THERAPIES
3.25 credits: 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.
33340 : METHODS 4: LUMBOPELVIC MANUAL THERAPIES
3.25 credits: Introduction to applied adjustive procedures using high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts to lumbar and pelvic regions; continued development of same 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. Provide the student with an introduction to high velocity, low amplitude thrust techniques for the lumbar spine and pelvis. Emphasis is on the development of the psychomotor skills necessary to safely apply the techniques to dysfunctional joints.
34150 : METHODS 5
2.00 credits: In this course, students will review psychomotor skills learned in previous methods courses as well as explore assessment and management strategies for common axial and appendicular conditions. Students will continue to develop their skills and discuss specific modifications that may be necessary to fit specific doctor and/or patient needs. Online case studies are utilized in conjunction with classroom discussions of those cases to help students develop their clinical reasoning skills and interpret clinical relevance of history and examination findings. These exercises also incorporate discussion concerning treatment plans for the management of commonly encountered spinal conditions.
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