Course Descriptions

17030 : PATHOLOGY 1
3.00 credits: Concepts of general pathology, including cellular and tissue reactions to injury, mechanisms of inflammation, role of complement, immunology, hypersensitivity, concepts of neoplasia, and hemodynamic disorders.
17140 : PATHOLOGY 2
3.00 credits: Study of the pathologic changes in specific body organs and systems in autoimmune, environmental, infectious, degenerative and neoplastic diseases.
2.00 credits: Major drug classifications and their most common applications. The rationale for pharmacological intervention in common disorders. Discussion of patient compliance issues; drug abuse; drug side effects and adverse reactions; and basic concepts regarding pharmacodynamics and kinetics, the therapeutic window, and toxicity.
11120 : PHYSIOLOGY 1
4.50 credits: Study of cell membrane physiology and electrophysiology. Survey of the physiology of neuronal functions and in-depth study of skeletal, smooth and cardiac muscle physiology. Cardiovascular and respiratory physiology will be covered in detail with facilitative learning using clinical case studies.
11230 : PHYSIOLOGY 2
4.50 credits: The primary objective of this course is to emphasize systems of human physiology. The course will feature lectures, labs and case studies on renal, digestive, endocrine and reproductive systems. Miscellaneous topics such as special senses will be covered in this course.
1.00 credits: A historical perspective of the principles on which chiropractic was founded and developed, emphasizing the role of philosophy in health care science.
2.00 credits: The scientific tenets that guide the philosophy of chiropractic health care are discussed, with emphasis on the concepts that alterations of body structure can influence neurological function, which in turn, can impact body physiology and homeostatic balance.
2.00 credits: This course provides the student with an introduction to various and selected technique systems that exist in the chiropractic profession. A discussion and critical appraisal of each system will occur based on a model for evaluation and validation of manipulative therapy. Emphasis will be on the developer of each technique, the biomechanical principles upon which it is based, and how patients are evaluated and treated using the technique. The current research status of each technique will also be discussed. Clearly, this is not a "how to" hands on practical class. Rather it is designed to present the information known about some of the more common and not-so-common techniques used by doctors of chiropractic. Foundational information will be presented on the rationale for manipulative procedures in their various forms as well as the lesion they target.
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