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Course Number Course Name Credits
CHR 579

Special Topics



Prequisites: None

2
CHR 600

Introduction to Chiropractic History,Philosophy, Theory and Practice

This course presents the history of the chiropractic profession. Topics provide a review of ancient forms of manipulation, early contributors who influenced the development of the profession, the development of chiropractic philosophy, the evolution of chiropractic education in the United States, chiropractic professional associations and the formation of regulatory and accrediting bodies. Discussions about the current status of the profession, the need for evidence-based research and a review of the New York State Chiropractic Practice Act are included. Additionally, students are introduced to manipulation terminology and basic methods of chiropractic evaluation.

Prequisites: None

3
CHR 600L

Introduction to Chiropractic Lab

Clinical laboratory sessions comprise additional instruction, demonstration and practice of the following chiropractic evaluation techniques: static palpation, postural evaluation, spinal landmark evaluation, leg-length evaluation and Maigne's method of evaluation.

Prequisites: BIO-639 BIO 639L

2
CHR 609L

Applied Neurology Lab



Prequisites: None

0
CHR 613

Pharmacology I

The pharmacology course series integrates the principles and mechanisms of action and drug effect with the pharmacotherapy of common disease and syndromes.

Prequisites: None

3
CHR 614

Pharmacology II

This course is a continuation of Pharmacology I.

Prequisites: CHR-613

3
CHR 621

Physiologic Therapeutics

This course studies the therapeutic utilization of heat, cold, light, electricity and sound. Students analyze physiologic responses to therapeutic modalities and evaluate their effectiveness as therapeutic agents. This course also includes a review of research relative to the therapeutic modalities. Theories and methods of the holistic approach to management of acute and chronic pain syndromes are presented. Laboratory experiences include practice sessions to gain experience in the utilization of heat, cold, light, electricity and sound for management of acute and chronic pain syndromes.

Prequisites: BIO-639 BIO-639L CHR-600L CHR-640 CHR-640L, CHR-621L

3
CHR 621L

Physiological Therapeutics Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in CHR 620.

Prequisites: BIO-639 CIO-639L CHR-600L CHR-640 CHR-640L, CHR-621

2
CHR 623

Clinical Internship I

The focus of this course is on comprehensive health: wellness maintenance, illness prevention and restorative care. Patients of different age groups and cultural backgrounds are treated. The practice emphasis is on the structure and function of the body’s neuromusculoskeletal framework and the relationship this framework has tithe health and well-being of the whole person (bio-psycho-social-spiritual). Spinal manipulation is the major intervention. The range of services provided include the use of diagnostic imaging to evaluate patients with neuromusculoskeletal, related health problems and pathologies, physiotherapeutic modalities, lifestyle and nutrition counseling; and the use of a variety of myofascial and rehabilitative procedures considered alternative and complementary in nature. Additionally, students are taught the importance of case management and/or utilization of referral and follow-up procedures for patients experiencing pathologies that require co-treatment with other licensed health care providers.

Prequisites: BIO-507L BIO-508L BIO-603 BIO-603L BIO-607 BIO-608BIO-608L BIO-610 BIO-639 BIO-639L BIO-659 BIO-660 CHR-654CHR-657 CHR-664 CHR-665 CHR-637 CHR-636 CHR-643 CHR-614CHR-634 as well as a passing score on NBCE or CCEB(Canadian students)and IRB approval.

7
CHR 624

Clinical Internship II

This course is a continuation of CHR 623, Clinical Internship I.

Prequisites: CHR-623

7
CHR 625

Clinic Internship III Preceptorship

This course builds on the clinical internship requirement. The same focus on practice continues; however, externship hours are completed in a variety of community-based clinical settings under the supervision of qualified adjunct clinical associates.

Prequisites: CHR-624

7
CHR 626

Project Seminar

Seminar course focused on the discussion of current practice, education and theory research in the chiropractic profession. Review of what constitutes an acceptable area of research; the chiropractic program's guidelines for developing a research proposal; DYC graduate office requirements for appointment of a research project committee and DYC policies and requirements for IRB submission, review and approval.

Prequisites: GRA-601 or HSA-608

2
CHR 627

Project Advisement

This course provides faculty guidance in the implementation, evaluation and completion of an approved research project. The project must be completed according to the guidelines as printed in the D'Youville College Project Handbook. Student must register for their project director's section and for the number of credit hours required by the program.

Prequisites: None

1
CHR 631

Biomechanics

This course will introduce the student to basic biomechanics. This will include the understanding of basic terminology associated with human movement in three planes. This course will also present an introduction to kinematics and kinetics as it pertains to human movement both normal and abnormal. Clinical case studies will be analyzed with specific attention placed on the most commonly treated chiropractic diagnoses as they relate to clinical practice. An analysis of upper and lower extremity joint mechanics will be introduced. Specific attention will be placed on spinal biomechanics both normal and abnormal.

Prequisites: CHR-635 CHR-635L CHR-600L

3
CHR 633

Clinical Nutrition

This in-class course will provide the student with an understanding of the principles and practices of "evidence-informed clinical nutrition" and its importance in patient centered management. The subject will review the basic biochemical properties of nutrients as well as common diagnostic tests to identify a condition,recommend specific nutrients and monitor therapeutic benefits of these recommendations. This course will serve as a capstone course to compliment other core curriculum nutrition courses of the DYC doctor of chiropractic program. The format of the course will include Power Point presentations,discussions,case analysis,and review of the best available evidence in the current literature.

Prequisites: BIO-603 BIO-607 CHR-610 CHR-640

2
CHR 634

Intro to Epidemiology & Public Health

This course is focused on the discussion of different definitions and descriptions of what constitutes public health, the contributions and value of public health and the interface that exists between chiropractic practice and public health. The Wellness Model of Healthy People 2010 and levels of prevention are discussed along with examples as to how basic public health concepts should be incorporated into the development of a comprehensive chiropractic plan of care. Lectures cover such topics as the impact on public health by environmental factors, d and nutrition, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, physical fitness,musculoskeletal conditions, accidents and physical injuries, and tobacco, alcohol and drug abuse. Emphasis is placed on reviewing health care and public health literature and on integrating evidence based research findings into clinical practice. The importance of incorporating health teaching and counseling related to disease prevention and health promotion into the chiropractic plan of care and on understanding public health as a personal responsibility is stressed. The need for more integration of chiropractic into the mainstream public health system is discussed.

Prequisites: None

3
CHR 635

Spinal Anatomy

This course involves an in-depth study of the nervous system including: embryology, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and neuropharmacology. This course will include laboratory sections of the anatomy of the spine bones, muscles, and nerves by examining specimens.

Prequisites: BIO-639 BIO-639L, CHR-635L

4
CHR 635L

Spinal Anatomy Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lecture in Chr 635.

Prequisites: CHR-635

1
CHR 636

Sports Injuries & Emergency Care

This course shall prepare the health care practitioner to appropriately evaluate and provide basic lifesaving skills for a variety of medical emergencies. Such medical emergencies can present themselves to a health care practitioner in a variety of settings including, but not limited to,one's clinical practice, a sporting event or during personal time. This course will prepare the health care practitioner to appropriately evaluate the safety of the scene of the emergency,clinically evaluate the patient's injuries, and treat/ stabilize said injuries utilizing basic life savings and other clinical management techniques. Additionally, this course will relate the general training and goals of a medical team,as well as members of the emergency medical services team, to better prepare the health care practitioner to collaboratively engage with these individuals.

Prequisites: BIO-639 BIO-639L CHR-640 CHR-640L, CHR-636L

1
CHR 636L

Sports Injuries & Emergency Care Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 636.

Prequisites: BIO-639 CHR-640, CHR-636

2
CHR 637

Chiropractic Rehabilitation

Students in this course learn the contemporary use of exercise for the rehabilitation and functional restoration of the musculoskeletal system. The course is taught in a case-based format, providing practical information for planning, prescribing and monitoring exercise programs in a region-specific context. Students also learn the indications and contraindications for therapeutic exercise prescription and concepts of exercise progression. They develop an understanding of the chiropractor’s role in functional recovery as it pertains to occupational issues and disability management.

Prequisites: CHR-621 CHR-621L CHR-655 CHR-655L, CHR-637L

2
CHR 637L

Chiropractic Rehabilitation Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 637.

Prequisites: CHR-621 CHR-621L CHR-655 CHR-655L, CHR-637

3
CHR 638

Psychology for Health Care Professionals

The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge concerning issues they may face as future practitioners regarding themselves and their patients. Specifically, the course will provide an overview of mental health concerns, crisis issues, pain management and self-care. Attention will also be given concerning how these issues are to be addressed as students work with future patients along with attempting to make appropriate referrals.

Prequisites: None

3
CHR 639

History & Physical Examination

Examines all areas of patient interviewing such as history of present illness, comprehensive health history, recordkeeping, problem-oriented history-taking, narrative format histories, nonverbal communication, and patients with special problems. Students learn and practice examination and assessment, with emphasis on performing and interpreting comprehensive physical examination procedures of the non-neuromusculoskeletal systems in the adult patient. Laboratory experience will include continuing demonstration and practice of the history taking and physical exam procedures.

Prequisites: BIO-639 BIO-639L, CHR-639L

3
CHR 639L

History & Physical Examination Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 639.

Prequisites: BIO-639 BIO-639L, CHR-639

3
CHR 640

Clinical Diagnosis

Introduction to laboratory skills, including venipuncture, and discussion of urinalysis, hematology and serology. Emphasis on interpretation of laboratory test results and study of case histories to enhance clinical learning and diagnostic skills. Discussion of laboratory alterations accompanying abnormal function of body organs and specific diseases, with emphasis on interpretation of blood chemistries. Choosing appropriate lab tests. Correlation of laboratory results with patient history and examination findings. Case histories are discussed to enhance clinical learning.

Prequisites: BIO-607 BIO-610 BIO-639 CHR-639 CHR-639L, CHR-640L

6
CHR 640L

Clinical Diagnosis Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 640.

Prequisites: BIO-607 BIO-610 BIO-639 CHR-639 CHR-639L, CHR-640L

1
CHR 641

Historical Foundations

This course will introduce the student to the historical foundations of our profession. They will become familiar with the key individuals and events that created and shaped Chiropractic as a profession. The student will examine the historical relationship with other professions.

Prequisites: None

1
CHR 642

Chiropractic Theories & EvolutionTheories & Evolution of the Profession

This course will introduce the student to the historical evolution of the theories of the chiropractic subluxation. They will become familiar with the key theories that have helped to shape chiropractic as a profession.

Prequisites: CHR-641

1
CHR 644

Business Entrepreneurship

This four credit graduate level course introduces students to principles of chiropractic office management, important aspects of business planning, and financial considerations necessary to successfully establish and manage chiropractic practice. Students explore external and internal factors impacting their cost-effective service to patients, adherence to sound ethical behavior, and application of sound business principles. The course serves as a vehicle for students to integrate prudent business planning and decision-making in the management of a chiropractic office/ practice.

Prequisites: None

4
CHR 645

Soft Tissue Techniques

This course provides the student with a comprehensive evidenced-informed approach to the unique health and wellness concerns of pediatric and female patients.The course will review the developmental milestones of pediatric patients,through a review of examination,assessment,and chiropractic case management protocols.Unique women's health conditions will be reviewed and specific chiropractic case management protocols will be introduced in this course. The course will include didatic PowerPoint presentations,case analysis in an active learning format,and treatment demonstrations.

Prequisites: CHR-600L CHR-654, CHR-645L

4
CHR 645L

Soft Tissue Techniques Lab

This lab is consistant with material covered in lectures in CHR-645.

Prequisites: CHR-645

1
CHR 646

Geriatric & Special Needs Populations

This course will provide students with knowledge and skills necessary for health assessment of the geriatric and special needs patient. Emphasis will be placed on the collection and synthesis of information leading to the development of a comprehensive plan of evaluation and care. Evidence-informed practice concepts related to health promotion,disease prevention, and treatment will be utilized to develop critical thinking and diagnostic reasoning skills.

Prequisites: CHR-640

2
CHR 647

Pediatrics & Women's Health

This course provides the student with a comprehensive evidenced-informed approach to the unique health and wellness concerns of pediatric and female patients. The course will review the developmental milestones of pediatric patients,through a review of examination,assessment,and chiropractic case management protocols.Unique women's health conditions will be reviewed and specific chiropractic case management protocols will be introduced in this course. The course will include didatic PowerPoint presentations,case analysis in an active learning format,and treatment demonstrations.

Prequisites: CHR-640

2
CHR 650

Adjustive Techniques I

This course will present contemporary theories of chiropractic science and practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of spinal dysfunction. Theory of segmental dysfunction, outcome measures of dysfunction, theory of facilitation, and clinical management of spinal dysfunction across the age continuum will be included. The student will be introduced to a cross referencing approach to treatment of the vertebral subluxation complex utilizing the diversified technique, Palmer-Gonstead, orthogonality, and the motion-spatial / fixation concept. The course will review current research related to somatovisceral influences and their associated pathophysiology and neurodystrophy. The clinical laboratory will comprise an integration of biomechanics and physical assessment skills, with emphasis on the spine; a practical review of methods of chiropractic terminology (e.g., listings); and a synthesis of static and motion palpation procedures and techniques. Demonstration and practice sessions will be given, utilizing various adjustive and manipulative interventions for treating subluxation in the pelvic area.

Prequisites: CHR-600l, CHR-650L

1
CHR 650L

Adjustive Techniques I Lab

This course will present contemporary theories of chiropractic science and practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of spinal dysfunction. Theory of segmental dysfunction, outcome measures of dysfunction, theory of facilitation, and clinical management of spinal dysfunction across the age continuum will be included. The student will be introduced to a cross referencing approach to treatment of the vertebral subluxation complex utilizing the diversified technique, Palmer-Gonstead, orthogonality, and the motion-spatial / fixation concept. The course will review current research related to somatovisceral influences and their associated pathophysiology and neurodystrophy. The clinical laboratory will comprise an integration of biomechanics and physical assessment skills, with emphasis on the spine; a practical review of methods of chiropractic terminology (e.g., listings); and a synthesis of static and motion palpation procedures and techniques. Demonstration and practice sessions will be given, utilizing various adjustive and manipulative interventions for treating subluxation in the pelvic area.

Prequisites: CHR-650, CHR-600L

2
CHR 651

Adjustive Techniques II

This course will present contemporary theories of chiropractic science and practice related to the assessment diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of spinal dysfunction. Theory of segmental dysfunction, outcome measures of dysfunction, theory of facilitation, and clinical management of spinal dysfunction across the age continuum will be included. The student will be introduced to a cross referencing approach to treatment of the vertebral subluxation complex utilizing the diversified technique, Palmer-Gonstead, orthogonality, and the motion-spatial / fixation concept. The course will review current research related to somatovisceral influences and their associated pathophysiology and neurodystrophy. The clinical laboratory will comprise an integration of biomechanics and physical assessment skills, with emphasis on the spine; a practical review of methods of chiropractic terminology (e.g., listings); and a synthesis of static and motion palpation procedures and techniques with both dynajust and force plate teaching/ evaluations. Demonstration and practice sessions will be given, utilizing various adjustive and manipulative interventions for treating subluxation in the lumbar and pelvic areas.

Prequisites: CHR-650 CHR-650L, CHR-651L

2
CHR 651L

Adjustive Techniques II Lab

This course will present contemporary theories of chiropractic science and practice related to the assessment diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of spinal dysfunction. Theory of segmental dysfunction, outcome measures of dysfunction, theory of facilitation, and clinical management of spinal dysfunction across the age continuum will be included.The student will be introduced to a cross referencing approach to treatment of the vertebral subluxation complex utilizing the diversified technique, Palmer-Gonstead, orthogonality, and the motion-spatial / fixation concept. The course will review current research related to somatovisceral influences and their associated pathophysiology and neurodystrophy. The clinical laboratory will comprise an integration of biomechanics and physical assessment skills, with emphasis on the spine; a practical review of methods of chiropractic terminology (e.g., listings); and a synthesis of static and motion palpation procedures and techniques with both dynajust and force plate teaching/ evaluations. Demonstration and practice sessions will be given, utilizing various adjustive and manipulative interventions for treating subluxation in the lumbar and pelvic areas.

Prequisites: CHR-650 CHR-650L, CHR-651

0
CHR 652

Adjustive Techniques III

This course will present contemporary theories of chiropractic science and practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of spinal dysfunction. Theory of segmental dysfunction, outcome measures of dysfunction, theory of facilitation, and clinical management of spinal dysfunction across the age continuum will be included. The student will be introduced to a cross referencing approach to treatment of the vertebral subluxation complex utilizing the diversified technique, Palmer-Gonstead, orthogonality, and the motion-spatial / fixation concept. The course will review current research related to somatovisceral influences and their associated pathophysiology and neurodystrophy. The clinical laboratory will comprise an integration of biomechanics and physical assessment skills, with emphasis on the spine; a practical review of methods of chiropractic terminology (e.g., listings); and a synthesis of static and motion palpation procedures and techniques with both dynajust and force plate teaching/ evaluations. Demonstration and practice sessions will be given, utilizing various adjustive and manipulative interventions for treating subluxation in the pelvic, lumbar, and thoracic areas.

Prequisites: CHR-651 CHR-651L, CHR-652L

1
CHR 652L

Adjustive Techniques III Lab

This course will present contemporary theories of chiropractic science and practice related to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of spinal dysfunction. Theory of segmental dysfunction, outcome measures of dysfunction, theory of facilitation, and clinical management of spinal dysfunction across the age continuum will be included. The student will be introduced to a cross referencing approach to treatment of the vertebral subluxation complex utilizing the diversified technique, Palmer-Gonstead, orthogonality, and the motion-spatial / fixation concept. The course will review current research related to somatovisceral influences and their associated pathophysiology and neurodystrophy. The clinical laboratory will comprise an integration of biomechanics and physical assessment skills, with emphasis on the spine; a practical review of methods of chiropractic terminology (e.g., listings); and a synthesis of static and motion palpation procedures and techniques with both dynajust and force plate teaching/ evaluations. Demonstration and practice sessions will be given, utilizing various adjustive and manipulative interventions for treating subluxation in the pelvic, lumbar, and thoracic areas.

Prequisites: None

1
CHR 653

Adjustive Techniques IV

This course will build on the process of assessment, treatment analysis & adjustive techniques of CHR 631, 650, 651, and 652. The course content reflects a synthesis of biomechanics, orthopedic testing, orthopedic diagnosis, and adjustive/ manipulative procedures for the spine and the pelvic region. Emphasis will be placed on examining various spinal conditions, including those conditions resulting from spinal trauma. Additionally, the student will learn about orthotics, taping and soft tissue techniques utilized to treat conditions of the spine across the age continuum. Clinical laboratory experience will be divided into two sections: Section I will emphasize the cervical and thoracic orthopedic tests. All sections will continue with a selective review and practice of various manipulative and adjustive techniques covered in earlier courses with both dynajust and force plate evaluations. The use of orthotic devices, taping, and procedures for treating various spinal conditions will be discussed and demonstrated.

Prequisites: CHR-652 CHR-652L, CHR-653L CHR-655 and CHR-655L

4
CHR 653L

Adjustive Techniques IV Lab

This lab is consistant with material covered in lectures in Chr 653. Clinical laboratory experience will be divided into two sections; section I will emphasize the cervical and thoracic orthopedic tests. All sections will continue with a selective review and practice of various manipulative and adjustive techniques covered in earlier courses with both dynajust and force plate evaluations. The use of orthotic devices,taping,and procedures for treating various spinal conditions will be discussed and demonstrated.

Prequisites: CHR-652 CHR-652L, CHR-653

3
CHR 655

Adjustive Techniques Vi

This course is a continuation of CHR 652. Course content will reflect a synthesis of biomechanics, orthopedic testing, musculoskeletal diagnosis, sports injuries, and adjustive/manipulative procedures across the age continuum with an emphasis on the extra spinal regions of the body. Clinical laboratory experience will be divided into two sections: Section I will emphasize orthopedic tests for the extremities. Section II will cover extremity-adjusting procedures, as well as evaluation and soft tissue methods used for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation for conditions involving the extremities. Additionally, the student will learn practical concepts regarding orthotic devices, taping and casting techniques for various extremity conditions.

Prequisites: CHR-653 CHR-653L

6
CHR 655L

Adjustive Techniques Vi Lab

This lab is consistant with material covered in lectures in Chr 655. Clinical laboratory experience will be divided into two sections: Section I will emphasize orthopedic tests for the extremities. Section II will cover extremity-adjusting procedures, as well as evaluation and soft tissue methods used for the assessment,diagnosis,treatment,and evaluation for conditions involving the extremities. Additionally,the student will learn practical concepts regarding orthotic devices,taping and casting techniques for various extremity conditions.

Prequisites: CHR-653 CHR-653L

1
CHR 656

Clinical Neuroscience

An in-depth study of the neuroscience of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Clinical conditions and case studies in neurology will be utilized. Laboratory includes examination of neural specimens. Four lecture hours, and two laboratory hours.

Prequisites: CHR-635, CHR-656L

4
CHR 656L

Clinical Neuroscience Lab

An in-depth study of the neuroscience of the central and peripheral nervous systems. Clinical conditions and case studies in neurology will be utilized. Laboratory includes examination of neural specimens. Four lecture hours, and two laboratory hours.

Prequisites: CHR-635, CHR-657

1
CHR 657

Applied Neurology

This course is concerned with human neurology, both biochemical and physiologic. Content will focus on the cardinal manifestations of neurological disease; growth and development of the nervous system; the neurology of aging; and the pathology, symptomatology, and diagnostic testing for major categories of neurological disease, including disease of the spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles. In addition, the course will include an introduction of related psychiatric disorders, the interpretation of electrodiagnosis, and a review of current research literature and the need for evidence-based research. Laboratory sessions will include demonstration and practice in performing various neurological tests.

Prequisites: CHR-640 CHR-656

3
CHR 657L

Applied Neurology Lab

this lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 657.

Prequisites: CHR-656

2
CHR 661

Diagnostic Imaging I

This course will introduce the student to diagnostic imaging as an assessment tool used in the development of a comprehensive patient profile. The dual focus of this course will be on the physics and processes involved in radiographic techniques and normal radiographic anatomy. The course will provide instruction concerning radiographic physics and processes involved in the use of the x-ray machine including image receptor equipment, factor calculation, and film processing and storage. The effects of ionizing radiation on biological systems, and Federal and state safety guidelines regulating the use of x-rays will be examined. The cost/benefit ratio of utilizing imaging and its relative value as a diagnostic tool will be examined. Radiographic interpretation instruction will include the normal radiological anatomy of the spine, viscera, and the extremities.

Prequisites: BIO-639, CHR-661L

3
CHR 661L

Diagnostic Imaging Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 661.

Prequisites: BIO-639, CHR-661

1
CHR 662

Diagnostic Imaging II

This course will build on the knowledge gained in Diagnostic Imaging I. Utilizing conventional radiographs, focus will be on recognizing bone pathologies and selected variants of the spine and extremities. Imaging results will be correlated with patient history, physical examination, and laboratory findings. A regional approach will be utilized to explore neoplastic, infectious diseases; metabolic, skeletal dysplasias; hematological and nutritional disorders; as well as degenerative, inflammatory, and metabolic arthritides and trauma. The need for appropriate case management will be emphasized. Laboratory experience will include continuing demonstration and practice of the use of x-ray equipment, positioning techniques, and imaging interpretation for the accurate identification of pathological processes.

Prequisites: CHR-661 CHR-661L, CHR-662L

4
CHR 662L

Diagnostic Imaging II Lab

This course will build on the knowledge gained in Diagnostic Imaging I. Utilizing conventional radiographs, focus will be on recognizing bone pathologies and selected variants of the spine and extremities. Imaging results will be correlated with patient history, physical examination, and laboratory findings. A regional approach will be utilized to explore neoplastic, infectious diseases; metabolic, skeletal dysplasias; hematological and nutritional disorders; as well as degenerative, inflammatory, and metabolic arthritides and trauma. The need for appropriate case management will be emphasized. Laboratory experience will include continuing demonstration and practice of the use of x-ray equipment, positioning techniques, and imaging interpretation for the accurate identification of pathological processes.

Prequisites: CHR-661 CHR-661L, CHR-662

3
CHR 663

Diagnostic Imaging III

This course will place an emphasis on the importance of correlation of radiographic findings with the patient history, physical examination, and related laboratory findings. The need for case management,including appropriate referral and follow-up for patients experiencing certain medical conditions or pathologies as listed in the syllabus, will be studied.Part 1: The focus of this portion of the course will be the use of advanced specialized imaging techniques with an emphasis on the spine and musculoskeletal system. Topics will include magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, myelography, discography, radionuclide imaging, and bone densitometry. Additionally, the course will present information about digital storage and retrieval of radiographic findings and the use of computer-assisted diagnostic programs.Part 2: The focus of this portion of the course will be interpreting diagnostic images of the abdomen with an emphasis on the differentiation between normal and abnormal findings. Content will cover predominantly abdominal calcifications and major diseases affecting the abdominal organs that may be encountered in a chiropractic office.Part 3: The focus of this portion of the course will be interpreting diagnostic images of the chest with an emphasis on the differentiation between normal and abnormal findings. Content will cover the following topics: diseases of the airways; diseases of the chest including cavities, cysts, lesions, and calcification; pulmonary and circulatory diseases; thoracic neoplasms; and generalized radiographic findings of various internal organs.

Prequisites: CHR-662 CHR-662L, CHR-663L

4
CHR 663L

Diagnostic Imaging III Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 663.

Prequisites: CHR-662 CHR-662L, CHR-663

3
CHR 664

Diagnostic Imaging IV

This capstone course will review and reinforce the knowledge gained in Diagnostic Imaging II. Utilizing conventional radiographs and advanced imaging, focus will be on recognizing bone pathologies and selected variants of the spine and extremities based on a regional anatomic case-based approach. Imaging results will correlate patient history, physical examination, and laboratory findings with neoplastic, infectious, metabolic and dysplastic disorders as well as degenerative, inflammatory, and metabolic arthritis and skeletal injury. The need for a systematic approach to case management will be emphasized.Laboratory experience will include review of many representative cases.

Prequisites: CHR-663 CHR-663L, CHR-664L

7
CHR 664L

Diagnostic Imaging IV Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 664. Laboratory experience will include review of many representative cases.

Prequisites: CHR-663 CHR-663L, CHR-664

0
CHR 665

Diagnostic Imaging V

This course will introduce the student to radiographic positioning. Instruction will emphasize the optimal procedures in positioning to produce radiographic images that demonstrate radiological anatomy of the spine, viscera, and the extremities. The principles of radiographic positioning and federal and state safety guidelines regulating the use of x-rays will be examined. Laboratory experience includes demonstration of the proper and safe use of equipment and positioning techniques.

Prequisites: CHR-661 CHR-661L, CHR-665L

2
CHR 665L

Diagnostic Imaging V Lab

This lab is consistent with material covered in lectures in Chr 665. Laboratory experience includes demonstration of the proper and safe use of equipment and positioning techniques.

Prequisites: CHR-661 CHR-661L, CHR-655

1
CHR 670

Professional Communications

This class is an overview of fundamental professional writing as it applies to professional communication. Each week students will participate in active learning through reading,discussion,completing exercises,written assignments, peer editing,and revision. The overall objective of this course is to create/reinforce sound written and oral communication skills in students preparing to become clinicians.

Prequisites: None

2
CHR 671L

Eip 1: Information Literacy Lab



Prequisites: None

1
CHR 671

Library Research, & Information Lit

This laboratory class is a foundation for the Evidence-Informed Practice (EIP) sequence of courses. The course isdesigned to teach students how to use the library,its resources and services. Basic and advanced library research strategies are taught through active learning workshops,exercises and assignments. The emphasis will be on developing the information literacy skills necessary to navigate through the online library databases,web resources,and print materials necessary for health care practitioners to remain current with the best available evidence.

Prequisites: CHR-670

1
CHR 672

EIP II Resh Meth Design & Stats Intp

This is the second course in the evidence-informed practice (EIP)sequence. The course is a qualitative introduction to the fundamental structure of research. It introduces The different types of research studies,and addresses the basic statistical tools involved in evaluating various research designs. Students will learn how to interpret statistical results in the context of clinical applications. The course prepares students to read and understand biomedical literature,enabling them to be up-to-date on the latest research in their field and allowing them to offer their patients the best evidence-informed care available.

Prequisites: CHR-671

3
CHR 673

EIP III: Chiro Prin: Evid Inform Pract

This is the third course in the evidence-informed practice (EIP)sequence. This course builds on Chr 672 and will concentrate on concepts of evidence-informed practice with a specific focus on evidence informed chiropractic. EIP is the future of our healthcare system and will drive future best practice in all professions. This course is intended to teach students to better assist the patient through EIP guided reasonable and rational decisions about health care.

Prequisites: CHR-672

3
CHR 674L

EIP Iv: Journal Club Seminar

This seminar lab course is the fourth in the evidence-informed practice (EIP)sequence. This is an interactive course designed to sharpen the students' research literacy and evidence-informed practice (EIP)skills. Applied EIP is emphasized,including questioning,researching,analyzing and communicating clinically relevant information. The overall objective of this course is to create sound EIP habits in students,preparing to become doctors of chiropractic. Students will research,develop,and present a journal club of clinically relevant,important,and applicable biomedical research literature to a small group of peers and practicing clinical mentors and professionals. Students will apply key EIP skills(asking,accessing,appraising,applying, and assessing) along with the concept of critical appraisal fo the literature. Emphasis is placed on how the research and clinical literature impacts clinical decisions in chiropractic practice.

Prequisites: CHR-673

1
CHR 675

EIP V: Evidence-Informed Clinical Mgmt

This capstone lecture course is the fifth in the evidence-informed practice (EIP) sequence of courses. It provides the student with an understanding of the principles and practices of EIP and its importance in patient-centered care. The course reflects a synthesis of all prerequisite courses in the chiropractic program and prepares the student to implement evidence-informed chiropractic in primary care model. Emphasis will be placed on the application of patient centered,evidence-informed best practice protocols, and the use of integrative clinical management strategies to improve health outcomes. The student will learn effective communication and documentation for a wide range of healthcare related activities which include patient care,professional communication,health education,record keeping,and reporting.

Prequisites: CHR-675L, CHR-653 CHR-653L CHR-674L

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CHR 675L

Eip V: Evidence-Informed Clin Mgmt Lab

This lab accompanies Chr 675 Capstone course.

Prequisites: CHR-675, CHR-653 CHR-653L CHR-674L

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CHR 679

Special Topics



Prequisites: None

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CHR 679L

Special Topics Lab



Prequisites: None

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