UB Doctor of Chiropractic

Doctor of Chiropractic Curriculum & Course Offerings

Click through each semester to learn about the courses that make up the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program at the University of Bridgeport. Here you can also find credit hour and prerequisite information.

PP511 Principles and Practice I: History and Philosophy

This is a course in which the history of healing is traced from its known origins through discovery of chiropractic to the present day. The basic concepts of the philosophy of chiropractic are discussed, as well as their current interpretation and clinical significance. Particular emphasis is placed upon chiropractic as a distinct profession in the health care community.
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE511L Chiropractic Examination Skills I: Palpation and Biomechanics of the Spine and Pelvis – Laboratory

This laboratory course addresses the biomechanics and chiropractic assessment procedures of the spinal and pelvic joints. Students are introduced to the concepts of biomechanics as they relate to the kinematics and kinetics of the spine and pelvis and the structure and function of the tissues of the musculoskeletal system. This information is coupled with the diagnostic tools of inspection, range of motion, static and motion palpation as they pertain to the assessment of spinal joint function. Additionally, students will be trained and tested in the performance of the motor patterns necessary to deliver the chiropractic adjustment. Training will include various hand contacts, thrusts and stances as they apply to the performance of the adjustment.
3 laboratory hours, 1.5 semester hours

AN512 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics I: Spine

This course addresses the functional anatomy and biomechanics of the spinal column, ribs and pelvis. Emphasis is placed on the interrelationships between the structure and function of the spinal column and its surrounding anatomical structures. Biomechanical principles are incorporated into functional anatomy of a dynamic human musculoskeletal system. Instruction includes lecture, dissection, tutorials, prosection, and models.
3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 4.5 semester hours

AN513 General Anatomy I: Viscera

This course focuses on the anatomy of the organs plus the structure of the muscles, bones and additional tissues of the walls of the human thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities. The neurological, vascular and positional relationships of these organs are discussed with emphasis on the clinical applications. Instruction includes lectures and laboratory with dissection and prosection, osseous structures, and models.
3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 4.5 semester hours

AN514 Clinical Embryology

Embryology covers the gametogenesis, fertilization and structural development from the zygote to birth. This course correlates the embryological development with other courses offered in Semester I. Normal development, clinical correlations and common congenital abnormalities are presented. Emphasis is placed on the skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.
1 lecture hour, 1 semester hour

BC511 Biochemistry, Metabolism and Nutrition: I

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the biochemical principles involved in maintaining functional integrity of the body through energies and the principles involved in nutritional balance.
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE511 Chiropractic Examination Skills I: Palpation and Biomechanics of the Spine and Pelvis

This course addresses the biomechanics and chiropractic assessment procedures of the spinal and pelvic joints. The student is introduced to the concepts of biomechanics as they relate to the kinematics and kinetics of the spine and pelvis and the structure and functioning of the tissues of the musculoskeletal system.
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

PP512 Principles and Practice II: Introduction to Evidence-Based Practice

Module 1: Students will learn the steps involved in Evidence-Based Practice: Creating focused clinical questions, efficiently finding and assessing evidence for relevance and validity, applying it ethically to a clinical question in association with clinical wisdom and patient preferences, and reflecting upon mastery of the process. This course will build the foundation for an ongoing commitment to inquiry, which will support your future clinical decisions and patient care.

Module 2: Students will learn the fundamentals of professional communication skills necessary for clinical practice with a focus on public speaking, writing, and professional presentations. Additionally, students will develop their professional development skills.

2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

AN511 Cell and Tissue Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology

This course will focus on the study of the microscopic anatomy and physiology of cells and basic tissue type. A major emphasis will be placed on connective, neural and muscular tissue. A working knowledge of the microscopic structure and function of the basic tissue types will provide a framework for understanding how the organization of the tissue contributes to organ and organ system physiology.
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours

DI521 Diagnostic Imaging I: Normal Anatomy (spinal)

This course introduces students to normal spinal anatomy including the skull and pelvis. In addition, the students will learn about some abnormal conditions such as scoliosis and spondylolisthesis. Concepts, as they relate to imaging formation, file interpretation and report writing are introduced.
2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 3 semester hours

MB 521 Clinical Microbiology I: Introduction to Infectious Diseases

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of microbiology with emphasis on the structure, growth, metabolism and genetics of bacteria. Host-parasite relationships of representative bacterial, fungal, viral and protozoan pathogens are examined. A survey of microbial diseases includes modes of transmission, symptoms, diagnosis, physical and chemical methods of disinfection, sterilization and treatment. Presentations include lecture, laboratory and case studies.
Prerequisites: BC511, AN511
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

NS521 Neuroscience I (Neuroanatomy)

This course is an overview of the general anatomy of the central nervous system. The gross anatomical structures of the brain and central nervous system are presented. Basic neurophysiology and neural cellular anatomy are discussed. The structures of the sensory, motor and special sense systems and pathways are presented. Reading and case examples are used to emphasize the neuroanatomical correlation to selected clinical scenarios.
Prerequisites: AN511, AN512, AN513, AN514, AN525
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours

PH521 Organ System Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology I (Immune/Endocrine)

This class will focus on understanding the microscopic anatomy and physiology of the organs of the immune and endocrine systems. Major emphasis will be placed on the role of non-specific and specific defense mechanisms in health maintenance and provide an introduction into immune system disruption as it relates to hypersensitivity and autoimmunity. The endocrine system will be studied in its primary role in cellular communication and maintenance of homeostasis. Special emphasis will be placed on the interaction and communication between the nervous and endocrine systems.
Prerequisites: AN511, BC511
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

PP523 Principles and Practice III: Contemporary Chiropractic Studies

Historical and contemporary principles of the chiropractic profession are introduced and discussed. Components of the subluxation complex are presented, critically analyzed and incorporated into the science, art and philosophy of contemporary chiropractic practice. Current events regarding chiropractic and health care are presented and discussed.
Prerequisite: PP511
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE522 Chiropractic Examination Skills II: Palpation and Biomechanics of the Extremities

Clinical biomechanics and associated chiropractic assessment procedures of the upper and lower extremities and TMJ are presented and practiced.
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE522L Chiropractic Examination Skills II: Palpation and Biomechanics of the Extremities Laboratory

Clinical biomechanics and associated chiropractic assessment procedures of the upper and lower extremities and TMJ are presented and practiced. Previously learned spinal assessment procedures are reviewed and practiced.
Prerequisites: TE511L
Co-Requisite: AN526
3 laboratory hours, 1.5 semester hours

AN525 General Anatomy II: Head and Neck

This course focuses on the anatomy of the head, including the gross anatomy of the brain and special sense organs, and neck. The neurological and vascular relationships of these regions are discussed with emphasis on clinical applications. Instruction includes lectures, laboratory dissection, prosection, and models.
Prerequisites: AN511, AN512, AN513, AN514
3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 4.5 semester hours

AN526 Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics II: Extremities

This course is a regional exploration of the appendicular system. Bones, muscle attachment and function, vasculature and innervation are discussed. Emphasis is on understanding function based on attachment and innervation. Relevant clinical problems are presented. Instruction includes lecture, full dissection of pectoral girdle, pelvic girdle, and extremities, presentation of prosections, study of bones and models.
Prerequisite: AN513
3 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 4.5 semester hours

DI612 Diagnostic Imaging II: Normal Anatomy (Extremities)

This course is a continuation of DI521. Students continue to develop their skills of radiographic interpretation as they relate to normal anatomical structures of the various parts of the body.   Emphasis is placed on the radiography of normal anatomical structures of the extremities and chest.
Prerequisite: DI521
1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours, 2 semester hours

DX611 Diagnostic Skills I: Physical Examination

This course is designed as an introduction to the skills required to examine, diagnose and differentially diagnose the skin, eyes, ears, nose, sinuses, mouth, throat and thyroid as well as the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems In addition, selected topics regarding the diagnosis of the musculoskeletal system will also be covered. The student will review basic anatomy and physiology as well as anatomical structures as it relates to physical examination procedures being taught and specific organ systems being examined. The student will also learn the selection of appropriate examination and diagnostic procedures which correspond to the patient’s history and complaint. They will be introduced to the skills as they relate to history taking as well as guidelines for appropriate record keeping and progress notes. The successful student will learn how to select and use their diagnostic equipment and procedures for carrying out these examinations. Integration of these skills into the comprehensive management of the patient will be emphasized which will allow the student to properly develop the clinical decision-making skills necessary to demonstrate minimum clinical competency.
Prerequisites: AN511, AN512 and AN525, AN513
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

DX611L Diagnostic Skills I: Physical Examination: Laboratory

This practical laboratory course is designed as an introduction to the psychomotor skills required to examine, diagnose and differentially diagnose the skin, eyes, earns, note, sinuses, mouth, throat, thyroid, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems. The student will review basic anatomy and physiology as well as anatomical structures as it relates to physical examination procedures being taught and specific organ systems being examined. The students will expand upon their knowledge and skills as it relates to history taking. The students will also learn the selection of appropriate examination and diagnostic procedures, which correspond to the patient’s history and complaint as well as recognize the importance of the review of systems and the development of a problem list. The successful student will learn how to select and use their diagnostic equipment and specific procedures for carrying out these examinations. Integration of these skills into the comprehensive management of the patient will be emphasized which will allow the student to properly develop the clinical decision-making skills necessary to demonstrate minimum clinical competency.
Prerequisites: AN511, AN513, AN525
3 laboratory hours, 1.5 semester hours

DX 612 Diagnostic Skills II: Orthopedics and Neurology

This lecture course emphasizes the use of evidenced-based orthopedic and neurological evaluation procedures. Students are introduced to an organized clinical thought process that prepares them to perform appropriate evaluation procedures of patients presenting with neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The entire SOAP process is taught in order to enable the student to expedite the examination process, reveal subjective and objective findings, create an accurate diagnosis and generate comprehensive record keeping.
Prerequisites: AN526, TE522, PP524
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

DX 612L Diagnostic Skills II: Orthopedics and Neurology Laboratory

This laboratory course accompanies DX612 and emphasizes the use of evidenced-based orthopedic and neurological evaluation procedures. Students are introduced to an organized clinical thought process that prepares them to perform appropriate evaluation procedures of patients presenting with neuromusculoskeletal conditions. The entire SOAP process is taught in order to enable the student to expedite the examination process, reveal subjective and objective findings, create an accurate diagnosis and generate comprehensive record keeping.
Prerequisites: AN526, TE522, PP524
4 laboratory hours, 2 semester hour

MB 612 Clinical Microbiology II: Infectious Diseases

This course is a continuation of MB521. Common infectious diseases are presented from a microbiological perspective.
Prerequisite: MB521, PH521
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

NS612 Neuroscience II (Neurophysiology and Disorders)

This course is a continuation of NS521 and will begin to emphasize the neuroscience of clinical case-based problems. The sensory and motor systems are examined in detail. An emphasis is placed on the correlation of anatomical structure to physiological function and to contrast this to clinical problems.
Prerequisites: NS521, PP524, PH521, AN525
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours

PA611 Fundamentals of Pathology

This course is a study of the pathophysiological process and how this process alters the gross, microscopic and clinical manifestations of disease. The basic pathological process of inflammation, repair, degeneration, necrosis, immunology and neoplasis is presented. This course is also an introduction to disease of the lymphatic, bone marrow and neuromusculoskeletal system. Laboratory includes the study of gross and microscopic changes as well as clinical presentation of various diseases and functional disturbances.
Prerequisites: All anatomy courses, PH521
2 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 2.5 semester hours

PH612 Organ System Microscopic Anatomy and Physiology II (Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Urinary, GI, Reproductive)

The microscopic anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary, digestive and reproductive systems will be studied in this class. An emphasis will be placed on the relationship of tissue organization and function of the organ systems. Laboratories in this class will utilize case studies to emphasize how an understanding of normal physiologic mechanisms is crucial to understanding pathophysiology. Prerequisites: AN511, AN513, BC511, PH521
4 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 5 semester hours

TE613 Technique Procedures I: Introduction to Full Spine Technique Lecture

This course introduces students to full spine adjustive procedures from the cervical spine (C2) to the pelvis. The course will begin with a review of biomechanics and assessment procedures presented in palpation skills TE522 and TE511. Selected spinal conditions will be presented and discussed as they pertain to diagnosis, differential diagnosis and case management.
Prerequisites: AN512, TE511 and TE522
1 lecture hour, 1 semester hour 

TE613L Technique Procedures I: Introduction to Full Spine Technique Laboratory

This course introduces students to full spine adjustive procedures from the cervical spine (C2) to the pelvis. This course will begin with a review of biomechanics and assessment procedures presented in palpation skills AN512 and TE511. In addition, this course will concentrate on the psychomotor skills required to perform the specified spinal adjustments from cervical spine (C2) to the pelvis.
Prerequisites: AN512, TE511L
3 laboratory hours, 1.5 semester hours

BC612 Biochemistry, Metabolism and Nutrition: II

This course is a continuation of BC511.
Prerequisite: BC511
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

DI623 Diagnostic Imaging III: Bone Pathology

This course introduces students to the clinical and radiographic manifestations affecting osseous structures due to neoplasia, such as tumor-like conditions, infection and normal variants. Students are introduced to special imaging as it relates to further evaluation of these conditions.
Prerequisite: DI612
2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 3 semester hours

DX 623 Diagnostic Skills III: Orthopedics and Neurology

The lecture portion of this course covers common diseases and conditions of the neurological system.
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

DX623L Diagnostic Skills III: Orthopedics and Neurology Laboratory

The laboratory portion presents cases that challenge the student to consider the evaluation and management process of specific neurological conditions. Practical application of neurological and orthopedic testing prepares the student to organize their critical skills. Students, through a problem-based format, develop the clinical reasoning skills to differentiate conditions affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system.
4 laboratory hours, 2 semester hours

DX 624 Laboratory Diagnosis

This course introduces the student to the appropriate ordering and interpretation of laboratory tests.
Prerequisites: DX613, PH612, PA611
3 lecture hours, 3 semester hours

MB 623 Public Health I: Introduction to Public Health and Epidemiology

This course covers the current environmental and public health concerns and issues. The course integrates health with diet, air and water pollutants, nose and substance abuse, compares community hygiene and industrial hygiene, defines epidemiology and recognition of major communicable and non-communicable disease.
Prerequisite: MB612
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

PA622 Systems Pathology

This course is a continuance of the study of the pathological processes of various diseases. This course emphasizes the pathological basis of systemic diseases of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urogenital, endocrine, hepatobiliary, renal and pancreatic systems. The gross microscopic and clinical manifestations of various disease processes are presented.
Prerequisites: PA611, Co-requisite PH612
4 lecture hours, 1 laboratory hour, 4.5 semester hours

PP624 Principles and Practice IV: Evidence-Based Practice

In this course, students will expand their knowledge of evidence-based practice. The course emphasizes asking clinical questions, searching for the scientific literature to answer those questions and critically appraising that research. Having found valid research to answer the clinical questions, students will learn how to use that information in clinical practice.
Prerequisite: PP512
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE624 Technique Procedures II: Intermediate Full Spine and Upper Extremity Technique

Principles of patient management and common clinical conditions of the head, neck, thoracic and upper extremity regions are presented. Evidence-based diagnostic and treatment protocols are stressed along with chiropractic management and proper referral and co-management.
Prerequisites: TE613, DX611, DX612, TE522L, DX611L, DX612L
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE625 Technique Procedures III: Soft Tissue

Students are introduced to the concepts of soft tissue diagnostic procedures and treatment procedures. These include the etiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue dysfunction and trauma, differential diagnosis and case management of soft tissue dysfunction and trauma, differential diagnosis and case management of soft tissue lesions are presented.
Prerequisites: TE511, 511L, TE522, 522L, TE613, AN512, AN526, NS612
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE625L Technique Procedures III: Soft Tissue Laboratory

The laboratory portion covers the diagnosis and treatment of muscle hypertonic states.
Prerequisites: TE613L, TE522L
2 laboratory hours, 1 semester hour

TE624L Technique Procedures II: Intermediate full Spine and Upper Extremity Technique Laboratory

The laboratory portion is a review and practice of new and previous techniques taught with an emphasis on skill refinement. Intermediate level spinal techniques and upper extremity techniques are presented and practiced.
Prerequisite: TE613L, TE522L
4 laboratory hours, 2 semester hours

CN 621 Clinical Nutrition I: Pathology and Assessment

This course introduces the student to diet, basic nutrition and vitamins and their clinical applications. There is an emphasis on the clinical aspects of the diet and the diseases associated with the typical American diet. Additionally, the biochemistry of carbohydrates, fats and proteins is reviewed, focusing on the use of fats, amino acids and vitamins to treat various diseases and pathological states.
Prerequisites:  PH612, BC612, PA611
1 lecture hour, 1 semester hour

DD711 Differential Diagnosis I: Internal Disorders

This course presents the diagnosis and differential diagnosis of diseases and conditions affecting the internal organs, to include the cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, gastrointestinal, genitourinary system, gynecological and integumentary systems. This course reviews the concept of how these systems can refer pain to, and affects the functioning of, the neuromusculoskeletal system, and how the neuromusculoskeletal system can affect these systems. The management of disease and conditions affecting these systems is covered.
Prerequisites: All courses semesters 1– 4
5 lecture hours, 5 semester hours

DD711L Differential Diagnosis I: Internal Disorders Laboratory

The laboratory reviews examination procedures related to these areas and presents case studies to assist students in developing clinical reasoning skills.
Prerequisites:
 All courses semesters 1–4

DI714 Diagnostic Imaging IV: Arthritis and Trauma

This course further develops the students’ skills in the clinical and radiographic manifestation of osseous structures. Emphasis in this course is placed on the interpretation and recognition of disorders due to inflammatory and non-inflammatory arthritis and trauma. Special imaging as they relate to further evaluation of these conditions is presented.
Prerequisite: DI623
2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 3 semester hours

ER711 Emergency Procedures

Training in first aid principles is given in lectures and demonstrations dealing with the care of emergencies and accidental injuries. Treatment of wounds, fractures, poisoning, lacerations, shock, hemorrhages, heat exhaustion, drowning and burns are taught. Students are trained and receive certification in the administration of CPR.
1 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 2 semester hours

PH713 Toxicology and Pharmacology

This course is the study of drugs and chemicals and how they interact with the living organism. Pharmacology is a study of the sites, absorption and metabolism of common drugs. Toxicology studies the adverse reactions of drugs and poisons. The therapeutic use and toxic side effects of various drugs, chemicals, nutritional supplements and other substances are studied.
Prerequisites: PH612, PA622, NS612, BC612
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

PP715 Principles and Practice V: Ethics

This is a risk management course that stresses the importance of ethical and legal business management and clinical procedures. Students learn risk management, jurisprudence, ethics and the informed consent process. Successful completion will prepare the student to enter practice as informed, ethical chiropractic physicians.
1 lecture hour, 1 credit hour

PS711 Clinical Psychology

This course is designed to familiarize the student with current psychological theory and practice. The student is instructed in behavioral assessment and the recognition of psychological disorders. Interviewing and counseling techniques are presented as well as the criteria for appropriate referral of patients to providers of psychological services.
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

PT711 Physiological Therapeutics I: Modalities

This course is an introduction to the physics and clinical use of heat, cold, high volt galvanism, interferential current, low volt galvanism, ultrasound, electrical muscle stimulation, diathermy and paraffin. This student is instructed on the development of a clinical management plan utilizing adjunctive therapies. In lab, students are introduced to the use and application of modalities.
1 lecture hour, 1 semester hour

PT711L Physiological Therapeutics I: Modalities Laboratory

This is the laboratory portion of PT711, in which students are introduced to the use and application of modalities.
2 laboratory hours, 1 semester hour

RS711 Evidence Based Practice I

This online learning course will utilize previously taught material and evidence-based practice methods in the creation of a comprehensive case report on a fictitious patient. An emphasis is placed on chiropractic principles and techniques as patient management strategies are created.
Prerequisite: PP512, PP624

TE716 Technique Procedures IV: Intermediate Full Spine and Lower Extremity Technique

Clinical biomechanics of the lumbopelvic region and lower extremities are reviewed. Evidence-based differential diagnosis and case management of lumbopelvic and lower extremity clinical conditions common to chiropractic practice are presented and discussed.
Prerequisites: TE624, TE624L
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours  

TE716L Technique Procedures IV: Intermediate Full Spine and Lower Extremity Technique Laboratory

Intermediate level full spine and lower extremity assessment and manipulative procedures are presented and practiced. Students continue to review and practice previous technique procedures.
Prerequisite: TE624L
4 laboratory hours, 2 semester hours

TE717L Technique Procedures V: Soft Tissue II

This course will begin by reviewing soft tissue techniques taught in TE625/TE625L. Students then refine their palpatory and therapeutic soft tissue manual treatment skills.
Prerequisite: TE625L
2 laboratory hours, 1 semester hour

CN 712 Clinical Nutrition II: Treatment and Management

This course is a continuation of CN621. There is a comprehensive review of minerals and their clinical application, as well as the clinical uses of fiber. The pathophysiology of obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes mellitus, osteoarthosis and detoxification are discussed in length, as well as treatment protocols for each condition using nutritional supplements, herbs, diet and homeopathic medicines. Prerequisite: CN621
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

CS721 Clinical Services I

Students under the supervision of licensed faculty begin to administer care to patients at the UBCC Health Center. Students are introduced to the procedures and practices utilized by the health center through lectures and practical demonstrations. Students refine their skills in history taking, physical examination, radiology, technique, case management and clinical decision-making.
Prerequisites: All courses in semesters 1-5
2 lecture hours, 4 clinic hours, 4 semester hours

DD722 Differential Diagnosis II: Neuromusculoskeletal

This course is a presentation of the diseases and conditions affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system. Disorders affecting the spine, extremities and central and peripheral nervous system are reviewed. Neurological and orthopedic testing are covered as they relate to the differential diagnosis of these systems. Functioning of the human locomotor system and how other systems can affect this is stressed. Prerequisites: All courses, Semesters I – V
4 lecture hours, 4 semester hours

DI725 Diagnostic Imaging V: Chest and Abdomen

This course covers the interpretation of normal and abnormal clinical and radiographic manifestations of the internal organs. The chest, heart and abdomen are studied on plain film as well as special examination procedures.
Prerequisite: All previous DI courses
1 lecture hour, 2 laboratory hours, 2 semester hours

DI726 Diagnostic Imaging VI: Positioning and Physics

This course covers the mechanics of x-ray production, film processing, x-ray factors and radiation safety and protection for doctor and patient. Also covered is the placement and positioning of patients for the taking of x-ray studies. Students are introduced to the policies and procedures utilized by the UBCC Health Center.
2 lecture hours, 2 laboratory hours, 3 semester hours

MB724 Public Health II: Community Health and Wellness

This course teaches students about wellness and health promotion consistent with Healthy People 2020 from the US government. Students will learn health problem methods to use in practice that stress patient self-care behaviors that can impact on mortality due to preventable causes, especially: cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes. These behaviors include diet, exercise, and smoking cessation, moderation of alcohol intake and reduction of drug usage.
Prerequisite: MB623
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

PT722 Physiological Therapeutics II: Rehabilitation

This course covers the concepts of rehabilitation as used in the UBCC Health Center and in private practice. The course covers the rehabilitative management of injuries and clinical conditions of the spine and extremities common to the practice of chiropractic.
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

PT722L Physiological Therapeutics II: Rehabilitation Laboratory

The laboratory course introduces rehabilitative treatment methods including stretching, balance training, therapeutic and spinal stabilization exercise.
Prerequisite: PT711
2 laboratory hours, 1 semester hour

RS722 Evidence Based Practice II

This online learning course will utilize previously taught material and evidence-based practice methods in the creation of a comprehensive case report on a fictitious patient. An emphasis is placed on chiropractic principles and techniques as patient management strategies are created.
Prerequisite: RS711
1 lecture hour, 1 semester hour

TE728 Technique Procedures VI: Advanced Chiropractic Technique I

Advanced patient assessment procedures and application of technique procedures to different patient populations are presented and discussed. Upper cervical toggle recoil, instrument adjusting and temporomandibular joint, symphysis pubis, coccyx and rib techniques are introduced. Chiropractic management of extremity conditions is presented and discussed.
Prerequisite: TE716
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

TE728L Technique Procedures VI: Advanced Chiropractic Technique I Laboratory

Previous patient assessment procedures and technique procedures are demonstrated and practiced. Advanced spinal and extremity techniques are introduced and practiced. Upper cervical toggle recoil, pelvic blocking, instrument adjusting, cervical and lumbar mobilization techniques, TMJ, symphysis pubis, coccyx and rib techniques are introduced and practiced. Taping and bracing techniques will be introduced. Soft tissue techniques are reviewed and practiced.
4 laboratory hours, 2 semester hours

BP722 Business Procedures and Marketing

This is a business procedures course that stresses the importance of ethical and legal business management procedures. Lectures, presentations and class room discussions cover strategic management, chiropractic and health care economics, marketing and image building. Successful completion will prepare the student to enter chiropractic practice.
1 lecture hour, 1 credit hour

BP721 Documentation and Insurance Protocols (Billing and Coding)

The successful student will be able to identify and discuss all of the important aspects of patient communication, medical documentation and insurance protocols/coding. In addition, the successful student will be able to identify and apply appropriate billing protocols regarding filing insurance claim forms.
1 lecture hour, 1 credit hour

DI827 Diagnostic Imaging VII: X-Ray Review

This course discussed the radiographic presentation of osseous pathologies that clinicians may see in field practice. Review of previous and introduction of new conditions is the goal. A more in-depth study of advanced imaging (with focus on MRI) of the areas often clinically discussed is presented.
Prerequisites: All courses: Semesters 1-6
2 lecture hours, 2 semester hours

RS813 Evidence Based Practice III

Interns compare different interventions based on patients seen by the intern, as approved by their clinician. Interns perform a literature search and report the clinical questions, search terms used; data based searched, papers found and their quality. The intern determines whether a given intervention has quality evidence supporting its use. Interns submit a report summarizing findings and discuss the case with other interns. Clinicians query interns not only regarding the findings, but also how the investigation provides practical application to the patient’s care and management plan.
Prerequisites: All Courses, Semesters 1-6
Co-requisite: CS812
1 lecture hour, 1 semester hour

TE819L Technique Procedures VII: Advanced Chiropractic Technique II

This course is the combined lecture and laboratory review of all techniques taught at UBCC. This course also serves as a critique course for other techniques utilized in practice. Case management utilizing various chiropractic technique approaches are discussed and critically evaluated.
Prerequisite: all courses Semester 1-6
1.5 lecture hours, 3 laboratory hours, 3 semester hours

CS 812 Clinical Services II

Under supervision of licensed faculty, interns administer care to patients. All patient diagnoses and management plans are reviewed and approved by a clinic faculty member prior to the initiation of patient care. Students are assessed via evaluation by faculty.
Prerequisite: All course semesters 1-6
25 clinic hours, 12.5 semester hours

BP813 Starting a Chiropractic Practice and Office Management

At the completion of this course, the successful student will have a clear understanding and knowledge of the three basic choices when starting a chiropractic practice. They will also recognize their options related to selecting a business structure as well as being able to identify the type of practice they want to establish, the key factors for establishing a workable partnership, the importance of obtaining financing, finding a location, designing an office floor plan, preparing a business and budget plan, hiring and managing employees/office staff, managing patients regarding payment and collection issues and recognizing key items related to both internal and external marketing/advertising. In addition, the successful student should be able to recognize the different types of health insurance and mange care plans typically encountered in a chiropractic office as well as the importance of obtaining access into these insurance networks. Finally, the successful student should recognize the importance of the report of findings, HIPPA (Federal) guidelines and basic hospital protocols.
1 lecture hour, 1 credit hour

CS 823 Clinical Services III

Interns continue to administer care to patients under the supervision and approval of licensed faculty. Interns are monitored as to their progress towards completing the qualitative and quantitative requirements as set forth by the UBCC Health Center. Assessment of an intern’s clinical competency is performed by faculty.
Prerequisite: All course semesters 1-8
25 clinic hours, 12.5 semester hours

CS 824 Clinical Services IV (summer session)

Interns continue to administer care to patients under supervision of faculty. Progress is monitored by faculty. This clinical experience is presented during the summer for six weeks.
Prerequisites: All courses Semesters 1-7
25 clinic hours, 4 semester hours

RS824 Evidence Based Practice IV

Interns compare different interventions based on patients seen by the intern, as approved by their clinician. Interns perform a literature search and report the clinical questions, search terms used; data based searched, papers found and their quality. The intern determines whether a given intervention has quality evidence supporting its use. Interns submit a report summarizing findings and discuss the case with other interns. Clinicians query interns not only regarding the findings, but also how the investigation provides practical application to the patient’s care and management plan.
Prerequisite: All courses Semesters 1-7
Co-requisite: CS823
1.5 lecture hours, 1.5 semester hours

More details regarding the curriculum, academic regulations, and course descriptions can also be found in the UB Catalog.

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  • Tour our new state-of-the-art Nursing Skills and Simulation Center

To register, click on the date below that works best for you:

Morning Information Sessions:

Evening Information Sessions:

 

Apr
1
Sat
Spring Health Sciences Graduate Open House @ Wahlstrom Library, 6th Fl
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Students interested in the Division of Health Sciences are welcome to join us for information regarding the application process and program details.

Graduate programs represented include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Chiropractic
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Naturopathic Medicine
  • Nutrition
  • Physician Assistant
  • Chinese Herbology
  • Doctor of Health Sciences
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine

Click here to register!
Please arrive promptly at 10:00 a.m.

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