Course Descriptions - MHS in Clinical Chiropractic Orthopedics

ORTH6210 : OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH I
3.00 credits: Course will explore the specialty topic of occupational health and applied ergonomics and the role of the chiropractic orthopedist in serving as a consultant to the business and corporate community regarding workers' health, wellness and safety. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the mechanisms of insult and failure of the neuromusculoskeletal and other body systems. Knowledge of government regulations and agencies responsible for assuring a safe and healthy workplace is presented. Practical component consists of the application of intervention strategies involved in the diagnosis, and clinical management of workplace injuries and disorders. Industrial hygiene, forensic, psychosocial issues will also be addressed.
ORTH6211 : OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH II
3.00 credits: Course builds upon information learned in ORTH 6210 with special emphasis on the wide array of prevention and proactive solutions to occupational health-related challenges for the chiropractic orthopedist. Discussion also includes career opportunities and professional advancement available to appropriately trained doctors of chiropractic. Practical session involves training in the performance of the physical examination of interstate motorized vehicle operators, preparing class participants to sit for the examination required in becoming federally certified in the performance of DOT physical exams and becoming a member of the National Registry of DOT examiners.
ORTH6312 : EXERCISE SCIENCE
3.00 credits: Course builds upon information learned in ORTH 6006 expanding the knowledge and practical applications of exercise science and athletic participation for the chiropractic orthopedist wanting to further specialize in sports and performance medicine. Students will spend time in a practical setting either at a sporting venue, gym/sports club or clinic specializing in the clinical management of athletes. Aspects of the pre-participation sports physical and becoming a team physician are discussed. The psychology and physiology of sports as it related to clinical orthopedic specialty practice will be shared.
ORTH6313 : PHYSICAL REHABILITATION
3.00 credits: Course builds upon information learned in ORTH 6006 and greatly expands the knowledge and practical applications of physical rehabilitation science for the chiropractic orthopedist wanting to further specialize in physical rehabilitation health care. Students will spend time in a practical setting such as a rehabilitation facility, clinic specializing in physical rehabilitation or research department. Topics include mobilization, strengthening, and conditioning. Specific protocols for physical rehabilitation of special populations and patients involved in motor vehicle injuries are discussed. Additionally, a new paradigm of maintaining or restoring function in the context of (and sometimes in spite of) the pathoanatomic/orthopedic diagnosis (biopsychosocial model) is explored.
ORTH6400 : CAPSTONE PROJECT
3.00 credits: Course provides an opportunity for graduate students to complete literature review in an area of professional interest in clinical orthopedics as it relates to special populations, occupational health or exercise physiology and rehabilitation. Learners will participate in associated clinical practicum experiences as well as present cases to students in the other specialty tracks for clinical orthopedics.
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