Effective Doctor of Chiropractic
Graduates will be clinically competent and effective doctors of chiropractic. Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate and apply their knowledge and skills of the clinical, epidemiological, and psycho-social sciences.
- Demonstrate the ability to incorporate basic science knowledge with clinical applications.
Graduates will exhibit effective Chiropractic therapy skills. Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to correctly, safely and efficiently perform chiropractic adjustment/manipulation of any of the joints in the human body.
- Demonstrate the ability to correctly, safely and efficiently perform mobilization, soft tissue procedures, active care, and passive modalities.
- Demonstrate the ability to assess the nutritional status of patients and make appropriate recommendations for dietary and/or lifestyle modifications, and nutritional supplementation.
Graduates will exhibit professional behavior. Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate integrity and respect for all, actively engaging in acceptable ethical, moral, and legal standards of practices.
- Demonstrate the capacity for leadership. Recognize opportunity, take initiative, and manage risk in the pursuit of success.
Graduates will be able to identify, understand, and solve problems. Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to select, interpret, and apply appropriate diagnostic studies.
- Demonstrate the ability to diagnose disorders based on their pathogenesis and characteristic clinical manifestations, and, when appropriate, provide appropriate differential diagnoses.
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Graduates will exhibit effective communication skills. Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to deliver and receive communication effectively and engage patients, colleagues, and the public in a professional manner using verbal, non-verbal, and written methods.
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills that result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with patients/clients, staff, and other healthcare professionals.
Graduates will exhibit effective patient management skills. Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate the ability to obtain and integrate appropriate historical information in an efficient manner.
- Demonstrate the ability to select, perform, and interpret appropriate examination procedures in an efficient manner.
- Demonstrate the ability to incorporate health promotion and wellness into patient management.
- Demonstrate the ability to appropriately document all aspects of history, examination, diagnosis, and patient management.
- Demonstrate appropriate recognition, safe management, and reporting of emergency conditions.
- Demonstrate the ability to develop, record, implement, and adapt a patient management plan appropriate to the needs of the patient, including co-management.
- Demonstrate an understanding of practice management to include the development of business and marketing plans.
- Identify and manage attitudinal, behavioral, and socio-cultural factors that may influence outcomes.
Graduates will exhibit the ability to participate successfully in a collaborative and integrated manner in their community and the healthcare system. Graduates will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the roles of major public health agencies, reportable diseases, and concepts pertaining to community health.
- Demonstrate the ability to design a health promotion program.
- Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment.
- Student Learning Outcomes