Student Involvement at Life West Chiropractic College offers programs and services that are designed to not only provide opportunities for educational advancement, but to also apply what is learned. To this end, students will demonstrate mastery of the Student Learning Outcomes; and furthermore, will think critically and practically, commit to success, and engage themselves as active members of the chiropractic profession.
Assessment & Diagnosis:
An assessment and diagnosis requires developed clinical reasoning skills. Clinical reasoning consists of data gathering and interpretation, hypothesis generation and testing, and critical evaluation of diagnostic strategies. It is a dynamic process that occurs before, during, and after the collection of data through history, physical examination, imaging, and laboratory tests.
Management involves the development, implementation and documentation of a patient care plan for positively impacting a patient’s health and well-being, including specific therapeutic goals and prognoses. It may include case follow-up, referral, and/or collaborative care.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:
Health promotion and disease prevention requires an understanding and application of epidemiological principles regarding the nature and identification of health issues in diverse populations and recognizes the impact of biological, chemical, behavioral, structural, psychosocial and environmental factors on general health.
Communication and Record Keeping
Effective communication includes oral, written and nonverbal skills with appropriate sensitivity, clarity and control for a wide range of healthcare related activities, to include patient care, professional communication, health education, and record keeping and reporting.
Personal Ethics and Jurisprudence
Professionals comply with the law and exhibit ethical behavior.
Information and Technology Literacy
Information and technology literacy are manifested in an ability to locate, evaluate and integrate research and other types of evidence, including clinical experience, to explain and manage health-related issues and use emerging technologies appropriately.
Intellectual and Professional Development
Intellectual and professional development is characterized by maturing values and skills in clinical practice; the seeking and application of new knowledge; and the ability to adapt to change.