Electives

E7207 : ADAPTING CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE FOR THE GERIATRIC POPULATION
0.75 credits: This course offers students the ability to research topics pertaining to the geriatric patient as they relate to chiropractic care and conservative management. Students will research a chosen topic that pertains to this specialty population, and then will provide a presentation to their peers, followed by open discussion.
E7301 : CHALLENGING CASES IN A CHIROPRACTIC PRACTICE
0.75 credits: This elective is taught by a certified chiropractic orthopedic specialist and includes guided discussions of challenging clinical cases. The cases include complex cases which may have serious sequelae, such as: spinal stenosis, acute cervical spine trauma, disc herniation, acute knee pain and torticollis, among others.
E7205 : CHIROPRACTIC INSTRUMENT ADJUSTING/ACTIVATOR METHODS
0.75 credits: The purpose of this course is to introduce and provide the students with knowledge of the most commonly used adjusting instruments. In addition, theoretical and practical aspects of the "Special Tests" category of PARTS model of subluxation assessment will be presented. These include such tests as relative leg length inequality, and patterns painful that have been associated with patients with common NMS complaints. The student will enter the course with the ability to evaluate the commonly encountered spinal joint problems and selected articulations of the extremities. During the course of the trimester, the student will become proficient in applying instrument adjusting. Completion of this course satisfies one step towards obtaining an Activator proficiency rating.
E7277 : CHIROPRACTIC MOTION ASSESSMENT AND ADJUSTMENT TECHNIQUE: SPINE AND EXTREMITIES
0.75 credits: This technique laboratory course combines motion evaluation of the spine and extremities with related chiropractic adjustive techniques. Patient evaluation and treatment strategies in the context of their presentation will be discussed, demonstrated and performed. The techniques of the course are intended to supplement those from Methods 1-6.
E7101 : CRITICAL ISSUES IN SOCIAL BIOLOGY
0.75 credits: This course is offered completely via discussion. It will cover selected biological issues that affect society. The issues may be controversial without clear-cut answers. As health care professionals in the community, chiropractors may be called upon to give knowledge, opinions, advice, etc. In addition to instructor chosen topics, the students will write a short paper on a topic of their choice.
EMT1001 : EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN-INITIAL
0.00 credits: Provides a foundation in emergency medical care. The course is designed to teach emergency care and transportation of patients who access the emergency medical system. The students will develop skills in the use of and care of all basic emergency equipment. The course includes topics such as patient assessment, trauma management, cardiac and respiratory problems, and other medical emergencies. This course is approved by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board. Students who successfully complete the course will be eligible to take the National Registry of EMT's practical and written examination for State and National Certification.
E7206 : FLEXION DISTRACTION
0.75 credits: This course introductions the students to two mechanically assisted adjustive techniques for the cervical, thoracic, lumbar and pelvic regions. Mechanically assisted extremity techniques will be briefly discussed. Flexion Distraction will be based on the work of Dr. James Cox with a focus on the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of facet Syndrome, intervertebral disc herniation, and Spondylolisthesis. In addition, the use of stationary flexion or extension pre-stress will be introduced for the adjusting of the cervical and thoracic regions and molding as a treatment for Scoliosis. Drop piece use will be based on the work of Dr. J. Clay Thompson with a focus on sacral subluxation (prone and supine), ilium subluxation (prone and supine), facet syndrome, cervical, thoracic and extremity subluxations.
E7304 : HIGH SCHOOL PRE-PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL AND FITNESS CHALLENGE
0.75 credits: This introductory course will provide a basic understanding of the flow of a combined pre-participation physical with a fitness challenge. The design is to identify sport readiness, physical strength, flexibility, aerobic fitness and agility.
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