Course Descriptions

17030 : PATHOLOGY 1
3.00 credits: The objective of this course is to provide a foundation for the understanding of general concepts of the disease state occurring in the human body, including cellular and tissue reactions to injury, mechanisms of inflammation and neoplasia, congenital abnormalities, autoimmune disorders and hemodynamic changes. This hybrid course combines the value of face-to-face lectures and the convenience of online education, including in-class discussions, medical literature review, online case studies and poster presentations.
17140 : PATHOLOGY 2
3.00 credits: The objective of this course is to provide students with detailed understanding of systemic diseases with emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, neuromuscular and bone pathology. This hybrid course combines in-class and online instruction, encompassing classroom discussions, online quizzes and participation in online discussion forums.
25980 : PHARMACOLOGY
2.00 credits: This is a general course in clinical pharmacology designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the rationale for pharmacologic use of drugs for selected medical conditions; the proper use of drug information resources, proper interaction with the patient and prescriber, recognition of adverse drug reactions, awareness of drug abuse; and the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology in humans. This hybrid course consists of online content, classroom presentations, case studies, external resources and discussions.
11120 : PHYSIOLOGY 1
4.50 credits: An introduction to homeostasis and homeostatic mechanisms with emphasis on human electrophysiology of nerve and muscle. The contribution of cardiovascular and respiratory systems to homeostasis is explained. The course features lectures, labs and case studies on nerve, muscle, heart and lung diseases with discussion on early diagnosis and treatment.
11230 : PHYSIOLOGY 2
4.50 credits: The course will focus on mechanisms in the kidney, gastrointestinal tract, endocrine and reproductive glands that participate consistently in maintaining homeostasis in the human body. The course will feature lectures, labs and case studies on renal, digestive, endocrine, reproductive systems, with emphasis on early diagnosis and treatment.
31010 : PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 1
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.
31120 : PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 2
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.
37030 : PRINCIPLES AND PHILOSOPHY 3
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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