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Women's Health Symposium: October 30-31, 2021

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Academics

Courses

Courses

Year One

Trimester 1 (6 Credit Hours)

  • Fundamentals of Chiropractic Pediatrics (1 CH)
    • This course discusses the role of chiropractic care in pediatric health, including condition-based and wellness care. Also discussed is the etiology of joint dysfunction in pediatric patients, including the impact of the intrauterine environment and the birth process.
  • Pediatric Development (2 CH)
    • This course discusses development of systems of the body, with a focus on the differences between infants/children and adults, highlighting the clinical implications of these differences.
  • Pediatric Diagnostic Imaging (3 CH)
    • After reviewing normal imaging anatomy for different pediatric age ranges, students in this course learn to recognize imaging signs for common and uncommon pathological pediatric health conditions.  Also discussed are appropriate clinical indications for the use of diagnostic imaging in pediatric patients, as well as which imaging technologies should be employed.

Trimester 2 (6 Credit Hours)

  • Examination of the Pediatric Patient (1 CH)
    • In this course, students learn the nuances of taking a history for pediatric patients of various ages and levels of development.  Students learn to perform a general, full-systems physical examination, with emphasis on appropriate adaptations for patient age and development.  Material learned in this course is included in the in-person Practicum 1.
  • Pediatric Technique 1 (2 CH)
    • This course is part one of a two-part series designed to deepen students’ abilities to safely and effectively apply manual therapies to pediatric patients. In this course, students learn to modify spinal and cranial adjustive techniques for pediatric patients of different ages and levels of development/ability. Material learned in this course is included in the in-person Practicum 1.
  • Pediatric Neurology (3 CH)
    • This course reviews pediatric anatomy and development related to the neurological system, including developmental milestones and primitive and postural reflexes. Students learn to perform a screening neurological examination modified for children of various ages and abilities. This course includes the application of therapeutic techniques for children with neurodevelopment issues. Material learned in this course is included in the in-person Practicum 1.
  • Practicum 1
    • This in-person, multi-day practicum provides students the opportunity to refine their skills by practicing with their instructors the hands-on techniques learned in the Examination, Technique, and Neurology courses included in Trimester 2.

Trimester 3 (6 Credit Hours)

  • Pediatric Case Management 1 (3 CH)
    • This course is the first of a four-part series designed to deepen students’ abilities to manage the health concerns of typically-abled and atypically-abled pediatric patients. This course focuses on common pediatric health conditions, including relevant etiology, epidemiology, presentation, differential diagnosis, in-office treatment options and home care, appropriate referral / co-management, and prognosis.
  • Evidence-Informed Pediatric Practice (3 CH)
    • This course reviews the keys to scientific literacy enabling students to find, critically appraise, and assimilate evidence into a management plan.  Students are introduced to current scientific literature relevant to pediatric chiropractic practice.  The role of outcomes in patient management is emphasized, with a focus on the incorporation of pediatric-centric outcomes measures in the management of pediatric chiropractic patients.

Year Two

Trimester 4 (6 Credit Hours)

  • Pediatric Case Management 2 (3 CH)
    • This course is the second of a four-part series designed to deepen students’ abilities to manage the health concerns of typically-abled and atypically-abled pediatric patients. In this course, the focus shifts to uncommon pediatric health conditions. Students learn the keys to recognizing the potential presence of such conditions, and learn appropriate referral, and co-management protocols.
  • Pediatric Nutrition (3 CH)
    • This course discusses optimal nutrition for various stages of childhood and teaches students how to recognize and manage nutritionally related pediatric health conditions. Focus is on the use of nutritional therapeutics and dietary changes to address such conditions and improve overall health.

Trimester 5 (6 Credit Hours)

  • Pediatric Case Management 3 (3 CH)
    • This course is the third of a four-part series designed to deepen students’ abilities to manage the health concerns of typically-abled and atypically-abled pediatric patients. The focus of this course is in-office management of children with sports injuries, extremity conditions, and mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI). Hands-on material learned in this course is included in the in-person Practicum 2.
  • Pediatric Technique 2 (3 CH)
    • This course is part two of a two-part series designed to deepen students’ abilities to safely and effectively apply manual therapies to pediatric patients. The focus of this course is extremity adjustive procedures. Students will also learn non-adjustive procedures related to sports and extremity conditions such as postural support and other rehab exercises for children, as well as pediatric emergency first aid and CPR. Material learned in this course is included in the in-person Practicum 2.
  • Practicum 2
    • This in-person, multi-day practicum gives students hands-on supervised practice with the techniques from the trimester 5 sports-related Case Management and Technique courses. Students will have the opportunity to receive certification in pediatric emergency first aid and CPR.

Trimester 6 (6 Credit Hours)

  • Pediatric Public Health (3 CH)
    • In this course students review pediatric social determinants of health and how these factors impact patients and their families. Practical strategies presented focus on prevention, health promotion, and wellness for the pediatric chiropractic patient.
  • Advanced Pediatric Case Management (2 CH)
    • This course is the final part of a four-part series designed to deepen students’ abilities to manage the health concerns of typically-abled and atypically-abled pediatric patients. This course focuses on helping students synthesize material learned earlier in the series to create an effective management plan. Students participate in virtual grand rounds as well as virtual field trips to create on-site experiences.
  • Advanced Pediatric Practice (1 CH)
    • This course covers a wide variety of topics relevant to experts in pediatric chiropractic, including career opportunities for the pediatric chiropractic specialist, setting up a safe and welcoming space for children, and jurisprudence and ethical issues in pediatric practice.