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  • Clinical Sciences

    • ACS-084: Network Spinal Analysis Basic Care Technique Elective

      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  30
      Prerequisites:  Tech 130-01 Diversified I
      Syllabus:  ACS-084

      Course Description:
      This course explores the theory, analysis and protocol of Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) Basic Care. Students will learn: introductory concepts of Reorganizational Healing; the clinical objectives of NSA Care; models of spinal and neural integrity; introduction to Somato-respiratory Integration; Adverse Mechanical Cord Tension; and the NSA phasing system.

    • ACS-196: Case Management of Sports Injuries and Human Performance

      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  30
      Prerequisites:  Tech-336/836, Tech-339, Tech-187, ASC-232, Clinic 1 (concurrent) 1.5 units/30 hours
      Syllabus:  ACS-196

      Course Description:
      This course offers the student an opportunity to delve into the field of sports performance. The primary focus is on advanced testing and treatment methods designed to enhance human performance. Advanced protocols in assessment and analysis of the human kinetic chain will be addressed as well as physical exam, orthopedic and neurological examinations as it pertains to athletes. Students learn to master Functional Movement Screens, global kinetic assessments, and emergency care procedures for treating athletes. The class participates in local sporting events under the direct supervision of the class instructor. The course also builds relationships for the students in the field of sports chiropractic and offers hours toward their advanced certifications.

    • ACS-208: Radiology Review

      Quarter:  Senior Q1
      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:  ACS-324
      Syllabus:  ACS-208

      Course Description:
      Course description: This course is focused on mastering the NBCE Part IV format. The progressive steps required to formulate a decision regarding diagnosis and patient care are presented in a case oriented approach. Mock examinations are used.

    • ACS-231: Physics of Diagnostic Radiology

      Quarter:  Junior Q2
      Units:  2
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites: ACS-313
      Syllabus:  ACS-231

      Course Description:
      This course is an introduction to the physics of x-ray. Photon production, projection, collimation, attenuation and image formations are among the topics considered. The various components of x-ray systems are studied as are the fundamentals of darkroom procedure. Emphasis is placed on the biological effects of ionizing radiation and on patient protection.

    • ACS-232: Emergency Care (with lab)

      Quarter:  Junior Q1
      Units:  2
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-219, CP-128, PHYS-122, DIAG-226
      Syllabus:  ACS-232

      Course Description:
      The focus of Emergency Care; ACS-232 is to help students recognize true emergencies and familiarize the chiropractic student with the skills of basic first aid, CPR, assessment, trauma, environmental safety and triage. Additionally, medical transport, immobilization, and common medical emergencies will be reviewed.

    • ACS-311: Physiotherapy II

      Quarter:  Junior Q1
      Units:  4
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  TECH-216, DIAG-226
      Syllabus:  ACS-311

      Lab Syllabus:  ACS-811

      Course Description:
      This course includes theory, principles, and use of standard recognized physiotherapy equipment. The course is designed to allow the student to develop a working knowledge of the physics and functions of the commonly employed therapeutic modalities, e.g. cryotherapy, heat, and electrical modalities.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

    • ACS-312: Radiographic Positioning (with lab)

      Quarter:  Junior Q2
      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  31
      Pre-Requisites:  ACS-313
      Syllabus:  ACS-312

      Course Description:
      This is a practical course in radiologic technique with emphasis on special chiropractic procedures. Machine operation and patient positioning are demonstrated and discussed. Radiography of the appendicular skeleton is included. Emphasis is placed on patient and operator protection and radiographic quality assurance.

    • ACS-313: Radiology I

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q4
      Units:  3
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-111, CPP-118, PATH-315
      Syllabus:  ACS-313 | (Lab) ACS-813

      Course Description:
      First in a series of radiology diagnosis courses, this class is designed to acquaint the student with basic radiographic anatomy. The course covers normal radiographic anatomy, roentgenometrics, skeletal development and common normal variants.

    • ACS-320: Applied Nutrition

      Quarter:  Junior Q3
      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:  CHEM-223
      Syllabus:  ACS-320

      Course Description:
      Building on the information learned in Clinical Nutrition this course emphasizes the role of nutrition in practical settings with the emphasis on the role of nutrition in a wellness practice.

    • ACS-322/822: Active Care

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q4
      Units:  3 Lecture, 1 Lab
      Hours:  44 Lecture, 20 Lab
      Pre-Requisites:  TECH-216, DIAG-239
      Syllabus:  ACS-322 | Lab: ACS-822

      Course Description:

      This course is an introduction to the basics of functional rehabilitation. Emphasis is given to the role of spinal rehabilitation in the chiropractic care plan. This course focuses on postural and functional assessment necessary to develop a rehabilitation plan. Course topics will include: quantitative and qualitative analysis of physical performance capacity, functional movements and muscle strength, static and dynamic postural assessment, spinal stabilization, active stretching and soft tissue management.

    • ACS-324/824: Radiology III (with lab)

      Quarter:  Junior Q2
      Units:  3
      Hours:  55
      Pre-Requisites:  ACS-335
      Syllabus:  ACS-324_824

      Course Description:
      A continuation of Radiology I and II, this course follows the approach initiated during Radiology II. Normal radiographic findings are compared to abnormal radiographic findings. Bone tumors, infections, and metabolic diseases are covered. This class has designated lab hours.

    • ACS-335/835: Radiology II (with lab)

      Quarter:  Junior Q1
      Units:  3
      Hours:  53
      Pre-Requisites:  ACS-313
      Syllabus:  ACS-335_835

      Course Description:
      Course Description: This course is a continuation in the radiology diagnostic series; it is designed to reinforce the material of Radiology I. Normal radiographic findings are compared to abnormal radiographic findings. Trauma and arthritis are the primary conditions covered. This class has designated lab hours.

    • ACS-345: CLINICAL CHEMISTRY A-ACS-345 & Lab ACS-845

      Quarter:  Junior Q2
      Units:  3.5
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  PHPA-213, PHPA-337, PATH-315, DIAG-316, DIAG-226, DIAG-236
      Syllabus:  ACS-345_845

      Course Description:
      This course is designed to teach students the proper use of the clinical laboratory within the practice of Chiropractic. Emphasis is placed on the integration of hematology studies with patient history and physical examination. The laboratory section will focus on interpretation of clinical laboratory data, including CBC, anemias, and hemoglobinopathies.

    • ACS-346/846: Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis B Clinical Chemistry (with lab)

      Quarter:  Junior Q3
      Units:  3.5
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  ASC-345
      Syllabus:  ACS-346_846

      Course Description:
      This course is designed to teach students the proper usage of the clinical laboratory within the practice of chiropractic. Emphasis is placed on hematology, clinical chemistry and urology interpretation and integration with historical physical examination. The laboratory section will train students in laboratory case evaluation and recognition of histological normals and pathologies, as well as their utilization in diagnosis.

    • ACS-407: Practical Radiology

      Quarter:  Senior Q3
      Units:  2
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites:  ACS-208
      Syllabus:  ACS-407

      Course Description:
      This course is directed to the understanding of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the spine and instability of the spine. Upright and recumbent MRI, video-fluoroscopy, and plain film x-ray evaluation is discussed.

    • ACS-811: Physiotherapy II Lab

      Quarter:  Junior Q1
      Units:  0.5
      Hours:  1
      Pre-Requisites: Tech. 216, Diag. 226
      Syllabus:  ACS-811

      Course Description:
      This lab is in conjunction with the lecture class, and will allow the student to view, understand, and practice performing the various therapies administered in a typical chiropractic practice using the many different machines that the college health center has access to, giving the students sufficient exposure to be competent in administering the therapies.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

    • DIAG-226: Case History and Principles of Diagnosis

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q4
      Units:  3
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-239
      Syllabus:  DIAG-226

      Course Description:
      This course is an introduction to the principles of diagnosis that are utilized in the evaluation of clinical data and the basic steps involved in arriving at a clinical impression. The patient case history and general patient assessment will be covered in detail. The course will also include instruction on writing the case narrative report and diagnosis.

    • DIAG-329: Pediatrics

      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-226, DIAG-323, ACS-335
      Concurrent: Syllabus:  DIAG-329

      Course Description:
      In this course, consideration is given to the physical and mental development of the infant, child, and adolescent. The student will be instructed in the examination of the pediatric patient with consideration of the nutritional, social, psychological, and general health needs. Appropriate management of suspected child abuse will be presented.

    • DIAG-236/736: Thorax and Abdomen (with lab)

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q4
      Units:  4
      Hours:  55
      Pre-Requisites:  PhPa-224 (CV PhPa), PhPa-225 (Renal-Pulm PhPa), PhPa-213 (GI PhPa), Path-227 (Path Lab)
      Syllabus:  DIAG-236 | DIAG-736

      Course Description:
      This course develops the student’s understanding and clinical skills needed in the evaluation of the heart, lungs, lymphatic and peripheral vascular systems, and abdomen. It explores the relevant historical data, physical examinations, and basic interpretations of significant clinical findings. Correlation of understanding with the development of these anatomical areas is emphasized.

    • DIAG-237/737: Neurologic Examination

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q4
      Units:  2 Lecture, 0.5 Lab
      Hours:  33 Lecture, 10 Lab
      Pre-Requisites:  PHPA-224, PHPA-225, PATH-227
      Syllabus:  DIAG-237 | DIAG-737

      Course Description:
      This course develops the student’s understanding and clinical skills needed in evaluation of the hearThis course covers the examination procedures used to evaluate nervous system function, differentiation of normal and abnormal exam results, and localization of lesions. Prerequisite: PHPA-212, DIAG-239, lungs, lymphatic and peripheral vascular systems, and abdomen. It explores the relevant historical data, physical examinations, and basic interpretations of significant clinical findings. Correlation of understanding with the development of the necessary psychomotor skills to perform and evaluate physical examination of these anatomical areas is emphasized.

    • DIAG-239/739: Spinal Orthopedic Examination (with lab)

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q2
      Units:  2
      Hours:  32
      Pre-Requisites:  TECH-216, PHPA-212
      Syllabus:  DIAG-239 | LAB: DIAG-739

      Course Description:
      This course is the first of a two-part series in orthopedic examination with emphasis on orthopedic examination of the spine. The orthopedic examinations for the cervical spine, thoracic outlet, lumbar spine, and sacroiliac regions will be covered in detail.

    • DIAG-316: Exam: EENT – Dermatology-

      Quarter:  Junior Q1
      Units:  4
      Hours:  55
      Pre-Requisites: ANAT-138, PATH-227, DIAG-226
      Syllabus:  DIAG-316 | DIAG-816

      Course Description:
      The focus of this course is on gaining the understanding and skills needed to evaluate the skin, nails, head, neck, eyes, ears, nose, mouth and throat. The student will learn how to determine whether a disorder is benign or malignant, contagious or not, and whether it is self-limiting or needs referral to the appropriate health care provider.

    • DIAG-317: Correlative Diagnostic Exam Procedures (with lab)

      Quarter:  Junior Q1
      Units:  4
      Hours:  55
      Pre-Requisites: TECH-129, DIAG-327, DIAG-827, DIAG-226
      Syllabus:  DIAG-317_817

      Course Description:
      This course has been designed to correlate and integrate material that will prepare the student for development of his/her clinical and professional skills and obligations.

    • DIAG-323: Obstetrics

      Quarter:  Junior Q2
      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:  PHPA-337, DIAG-226
      Syllabus:  DIAG-323

      Course Description:
      This course studies prenatal care, childbirth and postpartum care. The emphasis is on the clinical presentation of common obstetrical disorders, including the clinical pathophysiology, diagnosis prognosis and chiropractic management. The student will be able to recognize those conditions outside the scope of chiropractic for referral to other health care practitioners.

    • DIAG-327/827: Biomechanics and Examination of the Extremities (with lab)

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q4
      Units:  3
      Hours:  53
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-126, PHPA-212, PHPA-315
      Syllabus:  DIAG-327_827

      Course Description:
      This course is designed to instruct the student in extremity biomechanics, extremity physical examination procedures, and extremity orthopedic testing procedures. The student will learn the basic biomechanics of the extremities; the relationship of lower extremity biomechanics to the spine and pelvis; the relationship of abnormal biomechanics to injury; the performance and interpretation of standard orthopedic tests of the extremities; and the recognition and diagnosis of the major pathological conditions affecting the extremities.

    • DIAG-331: Psychiatry

      Quarter:  Senior Q1
      Units:  4
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites: DIAG-226, DIAG-317
      Syllabus:  DIAG-331

      Course Description:
      This course is designed to make the chiropractic student aware of the significance of the psychological status of their patients; to present the student with a basis for evaluating the need to refer patients to mental health professionals; to help the student develop rapport and communication techniques; and to familiarize the student with the principles of stress and psychosomatic disease as they relate to patients and to the health care professionals themselves.

    • DIAG-340: Neurological Diagnosis

      Quarter:  Junior Q2
      Units:  2
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-237, DIAG-226, DIAG-317
      Syllabus:  DIAG-340

      Course Description:
      This course will teach the practical clinical relevance of a neuroanatomy examination. The focus is an understanding of why specific symptoms and signs are present as well as the identification of what neuroanatomical part(s) are involved. This course will focus on common neurologic conditions presenting in a chiropractic office. Interwoven into this class will be practice conundrums, ethical considerations and professional conduct.

    • DIAG-408: Differential Diagnosis A

      Quarter:  Junior Q3
      Units:  2
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-317, DIAG-327, DIAG-340, ASC-324, ASC-325
      Syllabus:  DIAG-408

      Course Description:
      This course will enable the student to identify the most classic presentations of musculoskeletal complaints seen in the chiropractic office. The student will further differentiate these complaints from other diseases when given a case history, physical examination information, radiological studies, and laboratory test results. The student will establish a prognosis, determine the chiropractic management, and recognize those conditions outside the scope of chiropractic for referral to other health care practitioners.

    • DIAG-409: Differential Diagnosis B

      Quarter:  Senior Q2
      Units:  2
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:  ACS-346, DIAG-412, DIAG-415, DIAG-420
      Syllabus:  DIAG-409

      Course Description:
      This course is a continuation of DIAG-408, with an emphasis on differentiating neurological complaints; general concerns such as fatigue, weight loss, and fever; and selected systems such as gastrointestinal genitourinary, cardiovascular, pulmonary and special conditions. The student will recognize those conditions outside the scope of chiropractic for referral to other health care practitioners.

    • DIAG-412: Cardiovascular-Pulmonary Diagnosis

      Quarter:  Junior Q3
      Units:  3
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-226, DIAG-236, ACS-345
      Syllabus:  DIAG-412

      Course Description:
      This course is designed to expand the student’s understanding of the cardiovascular and pulmonary pathophysiology, and emphasizes their clinical presentations. Standard diagnostic, chiropractic, and allopathic approaches are studied. Radiologic evaluation of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are studied and correlated with other significant clinical data. The student will be enabled to recognize conditions outside the scope of chiropractic for referral to other health care practitioners.

    • DIAG-415: Geriatrics

      Quarter:  Senior Q1
      Units:  4
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-327, DIAG-340, DIAG-412, DIAG-420, ACS-346
      Syllabus:  DIAG-415

      Course Description:
      This course includes a survey of the aging process and health related issues in the fields of geriatrics and gerontology. Consideration is given to the case history, examination, health problems, and preventative health care of the older adult. Chiropractic management of the geriatric patient is emphasized.

    • DIAG-416: Neuromusculoskeletal Diagnosis and Management

      Quarter:  Senior Q1
      Units:  3
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-317, DIAG-340
      Syllabus:  DIAG-416

      Course Description:
      This course is designed as a synthesis class concerning neuromusculoskeletal diagnosis and management. The course will serve to review and integrate knowledge and skills previously covered in the curriculum Selected topics will be chosen from among the common clinical conditions affecting the cervical spine, lumbar spine, pelvis, and extremities.

    • DIAG-420: Gastrointestinal-Genitourinary Diagnosis

      Quarter:  Junior Q2
      Units:  4
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-226, DIAG-236
      Concurrent Enrollment:  ACS-345
      Syllabus:  DIAG-420

      Course Description:
      This course expands the student’s understanding of the gastrointestinal and male genitourinary systems and emphasizes their clinical presentations. These areas and their particular problems are the focus of diagnostic efforts in this course. Given the case history, physical exam, and radiologic and laboratory findings, the student will then be in a position to establish a diagnosis and prognosis. The student will learn to recognize those conditions outside the scope of chiropractic, for referral to other health care practitioners.

    • DIAG-423: Gynecology

      Quarter:  Senior Q2
      Units:  2
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites: ACS-346, DIAG-323
      Syllabus:  DIAG-423

      Course Description:
      This course will enable the student to identify the most classic presentations of musculoskeletal complaints seen in the chiropractic office. The student will further differentiate these complaints from other diseases when given a case history, physical examination information, radiological studies and laboratory test results. The student will establish a prognosis, determine the chiropractic management, and recognize those conditions outside the scope of chiropractic for referral to other health care practitioners.

    • DIAG-429: Pediatrics

      Quarter:  Junior Q3
      Units:  2
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites:  DIAG-340, DIAG-226, ACS-324
      Concurrent Enrollment:  DIAG-412
      Syllabus:  DIAG-429

      Course Description:
      This course is a continuation of DIAG 329, with an emphasis on the clinical presentation of common disorders of the pediatric patient. This will include a review of pathophysiology, the diagnosis and prognosis and chiropractic management. The student will able to recognize those conditions outside of the scope of chiropractic for referral to other health care practitioners.

    • DIAG-901: Specialty Exam Completions

      Quarter:  Elective
      Units:  1
      Hours:  Not Available
      Pre-Requisites:  Not Available
      Syllabus:  Not Available

      Course Description:
      This course is designed for the transfer student. It provides the clinical and practical information specific to the gynecological and proctologic examinations needed for licensure in some states.

  • Basic Sciences

    • ANAT-110: Systemic and Histologic Anatomy

      Quarter:  Freshman Q1
      Units:  3.5
      Hours:  55
      Pre-Requisites:  None
      Syllabus:  ANAT-110_610

      Course Description:
      This course is an introduction to the functional morphology and microanatomy of the human body. Emphasis is given to enhancement of the student’s working vocabulary as it relates to human structure. A survey of human systems is given. The microanatomy is described at the tissue level of organization. Correlation of structure and function of epithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous tissues is emphasized.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently on a student’s first attempt. If a course needs to be remediated, students are allowed to take only the portion failed.

    • ANAT-111: Skeletal Anatomy

      Quarter:  Freshman Q1
      Units:  2
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:  None
      Syllabus-Class:  ANAT-111_611
      Course Description:
      An integrative approach to the skeletal system is emphasized in this course. Included are detailed gross and microscopic anatomy of bones and joints; their respective classifications; structure-function correlations; osteogenesis; and chondrogenesis. The student should expect to develop a basic vocabulary of terms relating to the osseous and cartilaginous components of the body.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently on a student’s first attempt. If a course needs to be remediated, students are allowed to take only the portion failed.

    • ANAT-114: Peripheral Neuroanatomy

      Quarter:  Freshman Q2
      Units:  3
      Hours:  44
      Pre-Requisites: ANAT-137, ANAT-637
      Syllabus:  ANAT-114

      Course Description:
      This course deals with the cranial nerves, their central connections in the brain, and their distribution. Subsequent studies concentrate on the spinal nerves and their peripheral distribution. Theories of segmental nerve interference and dysfunction are explored.

    • ANAT-118: Spinal Anatomy 1 (with Lab)

      Quarter:  Freshman Q2
      Units:  3.5
      Hours:  63
      Pre-Requisites:  None
      Syllabus:  ANAT-118_618

      Course Description:
      This course is an introduction to the study of the human spine. Basic functional anatomy of the vertebral column, vertebrae, joints, ligaments, relevant neurovascular structures and the spinal cord will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on clinical considerations and its integration with core chiropractic philosophy.

    • ANAT-125: Embryology

      Quarter:  Freshman Q3
      Units:  3
      Hours:  3
      Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-122, ANAT-126, CHEM-121
      Syllabus:  ANAT-125

      Course Description:
      This basic course deals with genetics, fertilization, and the in utero developmental process. Consideration is given to the general pattern of development of specific organ systems. Principles of development are stressed.

    • ANAT-126/626: Regional Anatomy I (with lab)

      Quarter:  Freshman Q2
      Units:  2 Lecture, 1.5 Lab
      Hours:  33 Lecture, 30 Lab
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-110, ANAT-111, ANAT-611
      Syllabus:  ANAT-126_626

      Course Description:
      The anatomy of the upper and lower extremities is studied through the regional approach. Muscles, vessels, nerves, joints, and connective structures are examined and correlated to show their functional as well as structural relationships.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

    • ANAT-128/628: Spinal Anatomy II (with lab)

      Quarter:  Freshman Q2
      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-110, ANAT-111, ANAT-118
      Syllabus:  ANAT-128

      Course Description:
      This course emphasizes the study of the muscles, blood, and nerve supply of the back. The course consists of one hour lecture and one hour lab per week. The lab involves examination of the structures in relationship to the bony anatomy of the spine. By using a variety of instructional techniques, including cadaver prosecutions of the spine, the student has an opportunity to gain a more thorough understanding of this region of the body.

    • ANAT-137/637: Central Neuroanatomy (with Lab)

      Quarter:  Freshman Q4
      Units:  2 Lecture, 0.5 Lab
      Hours:  33 Lecture, 10 Lab
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-114, ANAT-126, PATH-120
      Syllabus:  ANAT-137_637

      Course Description:
      This is a course that provides students with a detailed examination of the brain and spinal cord. Emphasis is placed upon the anatomical and functional organization of the central nervous system.

    • ANAT-138/638: Regional Anatomy II (with Lab)

      Quarter:  Freshman Q4
      Units:  3 Lecture, 1.5 Lab
      Hours:  44 Lecture, 30 Lab
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-137
      Syllabus:  ANAT-138_638
      Course Description:
      This course examines the anatomy of the head and neck. The general structure and actions of the muscles, as well as the anatomy of the joints, cranial cavity, viscerocranium, and neurovascular distribution, will be studied.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

    • ANAT-219/719: Regional Anatomy III (with Lab)

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q1
      Units:  3 Lecture, 1.5 Lab
      Hours:  44 Lecture, 33 Lab
      Pre-Requisites:  ANAT114, PHYS-122
      Syllabus:  ANAT-219_719

      Course Description:
      This course is an examination of the anatomical relationships, contents, and functions of the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities. Emphasis is placed upon the interrelationships of the various systems of the body. An understanding of internal organ structure and function provides the doctor of chiropractic with information which may be correlated with neurological knowledge they are trained to apply.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

    • ANAT-422: Clinical Spinal Anatomy

      Quarter:  Senior Q2
      Units:  2
      Hours:  22
      Pre-Requisites:
      Syllabus:  ANAT-422

      Course Description:
      This Course provides for the advanced study of anatomy, pathology, radiology and clinical application. Cadaver and photographic materials are combined with radiographic and advanced imaging studies to demonstrate normal and abnormal conditions. These
      conditions are then correlated with the presenting signs a conditions are then correlated with the presenting signs and symptoms to develop applied care plans.

    • ANAT-610: Systemic and Histologic Anatomy Lab

      Quarter:  Freshman Q1
      Units:  1
      Hours:  20
      Pre-Requisites:  None
      Syllabus:  ANAT-110_610

      Course Description:
      The laboratory will involve microscopic identification of human tissues. Correlation of structure and function of epithelial, connective, muscular, and nervous tissues is emphasized.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

    • ANAT-611: Skeletal Anatomy Lab

      Quarter:  Freshman Q1
      Units:  1.5
      Hours:  30
      Pre-Requisites:  None
      Syllabus:  ANAT-111_611

      Course Description:
      Laboratory consists of learning the detailed gross anatomic features of all bones, their relationship to muscles and nerves, and comparative radiographic views.

      *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

    • CHEM-121: Biochemistry I

      Quarter:  Freshman Q3
      Units:  3.5
      Hours:  55
      Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-115, ANAT-110, ANAT-610
      Syllabus:  CHEM-121

      Course Description:
      Biochemistry I covers carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, amino acids, proteins, enzymes, and enzyme kinetics. Physiological aspects of the living organism are emphasized.

    • CHEM-133: Biochemistry II

      Quarter:  Freshman Q4
      Units:  3.5
      Hours:  55
      Pre-Requisites:  CHEM-121
      Syllabus:  CHEM-133

      Course Description:
      Biochemistry II deals with the metabolic processes, electron transport, oxidative phosphorylation, and the biosynthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. Included is an introduction to pathological chemistry and physiology, e.g. changes in the blood and urine which reflect abnormal metabolic processes.

    • CHEM-223: Basic Nutrition

      Quarter:  Sophomore Q2
      Units:  3
      Hours:  33
      Pre-Requisites:  CHEM-133
      Syllabus:  CHEM-223

      Course Description:
      This course investigates the philosophy and practice of nutrition in relationship to chiropractic. The biochemistry of nutrients is presented, with special reference to the role of nutritional factors in the etiology of heart disease, hypertension, osteoporosis and cancer. Attention is also given to gastrointestinal function, particularly in relationship to understanding food allergies and the effects of certain foods on hormone balance.

      • PATH-120: General Pathology

        Quarter:  Freshman Q2
        Units:  4
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-115, ANAT-110
        Syllabus:  PATH-120

        Course Description:
        This course deals with the investigation of those pathological mechanisms common to all tissue-cell pathology. Attention is paid to the processes of cellular adaptation, inflammation, repair, immunology, cellular accumulation, and neoplasia.

      • PATH-132: Microbiology

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q1
        Units:  3
        Hours:  33
        Pre-Requisites:  CHEM-121, PATH-120
        Syllabus:  PATH-132

        Course Description:
        This course covers the characteristics of eucaryotic and, procaryotic microbes and viruses. Microbial growth and reproduction are studied as well as the role of various agents in the control of growth. The relationship between virulence of the parasite and resistance of the host is stressed as a paramount factor in the process of infectious disease. The immunological response of the host to the presence of microbes is also emphasized. The laboratory will introduce students to techniques and the application of such procedures to the Chiropractic Clinic and practice. Students will also perform some of the procedures used to characterize and study microorganisms.

      • PATH-217: Pathology of Infectious Diseases

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q2
        Units:  4
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  CHEM-133, PATH-132
        Syllabus:  PATH-217

        Course Description:
        This course includes a study of infectious diseases. Attention is given to nomenclature, classification, pathology of diseases involving parasites, bacteria, viruses, and fungi.

      • PATH-221: Public Health I

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q3
        Units:  3
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  PATH-217
        Syllabus:  PATH-221

        Course Description:
        Aspects of community health, organization, and function including principles of disease control and prevention will be covered in this course.

      • PATH-227/727: Pathology Laboratory

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q3
        Units:  2.5
        Hours:  33
        Pre-Requisites:  PATH-120, PATH-217
        Syllabus:  PATH-227

        Course Description:
        The students are provided an opportunity to visualize the gross and microscopic anatomical nature of the pathological conditions which have been explained in the combined physiopath course series.

      • PATH-240: Integrative Review of Basic Sciences

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q3
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  PATH-217, CHEM-223, ANAT-219, PHPA-212, PHPA-213, ANAT-125w
        Syllabus:  PATH-240

        Course Description:
        This course is designed to review, integrate, and expand upon subject matter the student has been exposed to in the previous quarters. It is specifically geared toward the expectations of National Boards Part I. Completion or concurrent enrollment through Soph. 1 Basic Sciences curriculum. It is strongly recommended that students have enrollment in Part I National Boards.

      • PATH-315: Bone and Joint Pathodiagnosis

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q2
        Units:  3
        Hours:  33
        Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-111, PATH-120
        Syllabus:  PATH-315

        Course Description:
        This course focuses on the pathological and clinical presentations of conditions affecting the skeleton. Topics addressed include arthritis, neoplasm, osteoporosis, fracture, infection, avascular necrosis, and skeletal dysplasia. X-rays will be introduced to illustrate various disorders.

      • PATH-438: Toxicology

        Quarter:  Senior Q2
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CHEM-223, PATH-227
        Syllabus:  PATH-438

        Course Description:
        Toxicology studies the body’s response to drugs, foods, and toxic substances. Fundamentals of pharmacology and mechanisms of action are examined for acute and chronic exposure derived from environmental, dietary, occupational and pharmaceutical sources. Emphasis is placed on information literacy to support problem-based and evidence-based learning.

      • PATH-632: Microbiology Lab

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q1
        Units:  1
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CHEM-121, PATH-120
        Straub:  PATH-632

        Course Description:
        The laboratory introduces students to aseptic technique and the application of such procedures to the chiropractic clinic and practice. Students will also learn some of the procedures used to characterize and study microorganisms.

        *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

      • PHPA-131: Neuromuscular Physiopathology I

        Quarter:  Freshman Q4
        Units:  3.5
        Hours:  55
        Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-114, ANAT-126, PATH-120
        Syllabus:  PHPA-131

        Course Description:
        This is a course that provides students with an understanding of the functional role of the nervous system in providing for the integration of the cells, tissues and organs of the body, and its relationship to the clinical science of chiropractic. The course covers the types of bioelectric potentials produced by neurons and muscles, the diversity of synaptic junctions used and the major pathways of sensation and movement. The role of the neuromuscular system in health and disease is explored. This course provides content in physiology and pathology.

      • PHPA-212: Neuromuscular Physiopathology II

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q1
        Units:  3.5
        Hours:  55
        Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-122, PHPA-131, ANAT-138
        Syllabus:  PHPA-212

        Course Description:
        This course examines a number of nervous system functions and the pathologies which affect them. The mechanisms by which the nervous system controls sensory and motor processes, vision, and autonomic function will be explored along with the pathologies which affect these functions.

      • PHPA-213: Gastrointestinal Physiopathology

        Quarter:  Freshman Q4
        Units:  2
        Hours:  33
        Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-122, PATH-120
        Syllabus:  PHPA-213

        Course Description:
        Normal gastrointestinal physiology is studied. The most significant of the digestive system pathologies are studied, along with abnormal physiological states. Clinical considerations are extensively emphasized.

      • PHPA-224: Cardiovascular Physiopathology

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q2
        Units:  5
        Hours:  55
        Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-219, PHYS-122, PATH-120
        Syllabus:  PHPA-224

        Course Description:
        The normal parameters and physiological processes of the cardiovascular system are discussed with the associated pathological conditions used to further the understanding of the norms. The student will become familiar with interpreting graphs and other expressions relating information about the cardiovascular system. Emphasis is placed on how the various pathologies can be recognized by the chiropractor. Overall, an analytical, diagnostic thought process is encouraged.

      • PHPA-225: Renal-Pulmonary Physiopathology

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q3
        Units:  4
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-219, PHYS-122, PATH-120
        Syllabus:  PHPA-225

        Course Description:
        This course explores the functions of urinary and respiratory systems and their interrelationship with a variety of body systems and with each other. Pathologies such as emphysema, asthma, uremia and acidosis are thoroughly explored.

      • PHPA-337: Reproductive Physiopathology

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q4
        Units:  3
        Hours:  33
        Pre-Requisites:  ANAT-125, ANAT-219, PHYS-220
        Syllabus:  PHPA-337

        Course Description:
        The endocrinology of the male and female reproductive systems is studied, as are abnormal endocrine states. Pathologies of male and female reproductive systems are studied. Infertility is studied. Psychosexual disorders are studied. Clinical considerations are emphasized.

      • PHYS-115: Cell Physiology

        Quarter:  Freshman Q1
        Units:  4
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  None
        Syllabus:  PHYS-115

        Course Description:
        The structure and function of the cell and all its organelles are described, illustrating how life processes in the cell are reflected in the functioning of the whole body. Topics covered in detail are the structure and function of cell membranes; transport of material across membranes; protein structure and function; motility in cells (microfilaments and microtubules); carbohydrates and cellular respiration; ATP; nucleic acids; protein synthesis; mitosis; and meiosis.

      • PHYS-122: Systemic Physiology

        Quarter:  Freshman Q3
        Units:  5
        Hours:  55
        Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-115, ANAT-110
        Syllabus:  PHYS-122

        Course Description:
        This course investigates the functioning of the human body at the cellular, organ, and system levels. The role of the major physiological systems in maintaining homeostasis will be studied.

        *Associated lecture and lab courses must be taken concurrently.

      • PHYS-220: Endocrinology

        Quarter:  Info to come
        Units:  3
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-122, CHEM-133
        Syllabus:  PHYS-220

        Course Description:
        This is a comprehensive study of the endocrine system, which will allow the student to integrate the functions of the other systems of the body. The relationship of the nervous system to the endocrine system is explored in the context of signaling within a multicellular organism. Also, the pathological conditions and diagnostic procedures associated with endocrine imbalance are investigated.

      • PHYS-622: Systemic Physiology Lab

        Quarter:  Info to come
        Units:  1
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  PHYS-115, ANAT-110
        Syllabus:  PHYS-622

        Course Description:
        The lab is designed to supplement the Systemic Physiology lecture course. It gives students an opportunity to learn and apply physiological concepts through hands on experience. Students will investigate electrical potentials and electrical fields (electroencephalogram, electromyogram, and electrocardiogram). Clinical skills will be practiced (neurological exam, auscultating heart sounds and blood pressure, palpating peripheral pulses). Problem solving methods will be introduced (case studies, clinical chemistry). The topic of homeostasis will be discussed throughout the quarter as well as imbalances in homeostasis which underlie much pathology.

    • Chiropractic Philosophy

      • CPP-106: Chiropractic History

        Quarter:  Freshman Q1
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  None
        Syllabus:  CPP-106

        Course Description:
        The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the history of the chiropractic profession. An emphasis is placed on the people and associated events which highlight the development of the profession. It will include chiropractic terminology, professional organizations, techniques and significant events.

      • CPP-113: Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership

        Quarter:
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-117
        Syllabus:  CPP-113

        Course Description:
        Students will gain a greater understanding of the three facets of operating a successful enterprise. Participants will learn the value of being a visionary entrepreneur, fastidious manager, and highly competent technician. Students will engage in off-campus clinical and business operations and initiate the groundwork for developing their future practice.

      • CPP-117: Principles of Chiropractic Philosophy

        Quarter:  Freshman Q1
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  None
        Syllabus:  CPP-117

        Course Description:
        This course offers an introduction to the chiropractic profession. Each student develops preliminary ideas on a wide range of issues facing the profession in response to lectures, discussions, and reading. Topics covered include traditional chiropractic philosophy; ethical, economic, and political issues; history of the profession; an introduction to the range of chiropractic techniques; and the personal qualities required of an excellent chiropractor.

      • CPP-127: Introduction to Research Methodology

        Quarter:  Freshman Q2
        Units:  2
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-225
        Syllabus:  CPP-127

        Course Description:
        This course introduces students to a research perspective for chiropractic. Emphasis is placed on the importance of research for the growth of the profession, advancement of its ideals, as well as validation and development of chiropractic techniques. Use of electronic literature databases, scientific evaluation of diagnostic tests, and evaluation of study designs is also covered. By the end of the course, students will understand the scientific method of research, basic biostatistics, and the use of evidence-based outcome measures.

      • CPP-197: Fractal Biology – The Science of Vitalism

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  16
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-117 Principles of Chiropractic Philosophy
        Syllabus:  CPP-197

        Course Description:
        Crisis ignites evolution. The challenges and crises facing our world are signs that change is imminent … we are in the midst of an evolutionary upheaval.Frontier science is shattering old myths and rewriting the fundamental beliefs that take us beyond economic collapse, climate change, and healthcare crises, to reveal that such chaos is a natural step in an unfolding process, rather than the tragic end to a broken planet. For humanity to evolve, we must profoundly change the way we are living on this planet! Advances in quantum biophysics and cell biology hold the key to manifesting life-affirming shifts that we can make in our personal lives, as well as collectively in our families, communities, and even between nations. Knowledge is power. The knowledge offered in Fractal Biology will empower your personal and profession lives.

      • CPP-215: Perspectives of Chiropractic Philosophy

        Quarter:  Sophomore Q2
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-117
        Syllabus:  CPP-215

        Course Description:
        This course investigates the evolution of the chiropractic paradigm. Principles discussed include etiologies of subluxation, the general effects of the adjustment, report of findings, and wellness as it relates to chiropractic.

      • CPP-234: Scientific Basis of Chiropractic and the Subluxation Complex

        Quarter:  Senior Q2
        Units:  3
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  TECH-216
        Syllabus:  CPP-234

        Course Description:
        This course is an introduction to the literature concerning the scientific examination of the subluxation and its physiological and anatomical basis. The physiology, neurology, and biomechanics of subluxation and adjustment are surveyed. This course reviews the latest scientific publications concerning chiropractic clinical trials, articular neurology, tissue injury and repair and documentation and record keeping.

      • CPP-235: Chiropractic Clinical Research Methodology

        Quarter:  Senior Q2
        Units:  2
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-127, GC-332
        Syllabus:  CPP-235

        Course Description:
        This course is designed to complement the student clinical experience by providing the opportunity to research scientific literature relevant to currently managed cases. The course provides the opportunity of hands-on experience writing a case study report. Research design relative to patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research of research methods and statistical procedures, and elements of research design will be integrated into the content of the course.

      • CPP-318: Patient Education Systems

        Quarter:  Info to come
        Units:  0.5
        Hours:  11
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-113, CPP-215
        Syllabus:  CPP-318

        Course Description:
        This course will provide the student with the skills and tools necessary to efficiently and effectively communicate to patients in a way which helps them choose lifelong Chiropractic care as part of their lifestyle. The course will give students a complete view of protocols used in highly successful Chiropractic offices.

      • CPP-319: Marketing Systems

        Quarter:  Info to come
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-318
        Syllabus:  CPP-319

        Course Description:
        This course will provide theory and application of marketing concepts and strategies used to build a successful business. Participants will learn topics such as the 4 P’s, branding, statistical analysis, and participate in a final project that requires practical application of learned concepts. This course combines real time planning and execution with marketing theory.

      • CPP-328: Communication of Chiropractic Philosophy

        Quarter:  Senior Q1
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-319, CPP-338
        Syllabus:  CPP-328

        Course Description:
        Students further develop their ideas about chiropractic and their interpersonal skills. Participants improve communication by developing and delivering impromptu speeches and oral presentations to their fellow students and to potential patients. Prerequisite: CPP338Students further develop their ideas about chiropractic and their interpersonal skills. Participants improve communication by developing and delivering impromptu speeches and oral presentations to their fellow students and to potential patients.

      • CPP-338: Applied Philosophy

        Quarter:  Junior Q3
        Units:  2
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-215, PHPA-212, PATH-315, DIAG-237, DIAG-327
        Syllabus:  CPP-338

        Course Description:
        This course focuses on issues faced by interns beginning to care for chiropractic outpatients. The class takes an in-depth look at the concept of subluxation, the effects of the adjustment, and wellness from a chiropractic perspective.

      • CPP-425: Ethics and Jurisprudence

        Quarter:  Senior Q3
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  HC-413
        Syllabus:  CPP-425

        Course Description:
        This course introduces the student to California law as it relates to the practice of chiropractic; to the responsibilities of the parties in the doctor-patient relationship; to ethical issues encountered in the practice of chiropractic; and to the legal aspects of diagnosis and referral. Emphasis is placed on thoroughness of clinical procedures, complete record-keeping, and maintenance of high ethical standards.

      • CPP-433: Public Health II

        Quarter:  Senior Q3
        Units:  4
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites: PATH-221, HC-332
        Syllabus:  CPP-433

        Course Description:
        This course is designed to make the student aware of the role they will play in community health care. Professional responsibilities to the community in and outside the office or practice mode are also stressed. Major current health and social issues confronting chiropractic will be discussed. The student will be encouraged to develop goals of appropriate diagnosis and referral. The role of the chiropractor as an educator in the area of public health will be developed and stressed.

      • CPP-434: Chiropractic Philosophy in Practice

        Quarter:  Senior Q3
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  20
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-328
        Syllabus:  CPP-434

        Course Description:
        This is an interactive, process-oriented course in which students draw from their clinical experience and concepts from previous philosophy classes. Emphasis is upon practical application of philosophy and transition from the role of student to the role of doctor.

      • CPP-436: Front Office Procedures

        Quarter:  Info to come
        Units:  2
        Hours:  33
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-319
        Syllabus:  CPP-436

        Course Description:
        This class will focus on the practices and procedures necessary to be productive as a chiropractor in the field.We will cover,through course work and lecture some of the most important procedures to make a practice thrive including but not limited to, Insurance billing, coding and laws used in practice. The ability to achieve in this class will be based on:On time attendance, participation, and completion of in and out of the classroom exercises and quizzes. Extra Credit work is available.

      • CPP-439: Launching Your Business

        Quarter:  Info to come
        Units:  4
        Hours:  44
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-436, HC-413
        Syllabus:  CPP-439

        Course Description:
        This course deals with the establishment and maintenance of a successful chiropractic practice. The practical aspects of bank proposals, marketing and business plan development, lease negotiations and other guidelines for promotions, and day-to-day patient management procedures will be presented. The course will introduce the student to basic office procedures, including accounting procedures, finance, new patient attraction and growth strategies.

      • CPP-444: Leadership and Sustainability

        Quarter:  Senior Q3
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  CPP-113, CPP-318, CPP-338, HC-413
        Syllabus:  CPP-444

        Course Description:
        This course is designed to give students an overview of the concept of sustainability, climate change, ethics in society, business and healthcare, and is an introduction to contemporary ideas of leadership – theory and practice.

      • CPP-500: Seminar

        Quarter:  All Class Levels
        Units:  1
        Hours:  11
        Pre-Requisites:  None
        Syllabus:  CPP-500

        Course Description:
        The purpose of the seminar program is to provide insight into the chiropractic profession as a whole. Many subjects are explored, from chiropractic science, philosophy, and practice to public health issues, politics, and ethics.

    • Technique

      • TECH-082: Chiropractic Biophysics

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Prerequisites:  TECH-130
        Syllabus:  TECH-082

        Course Description:
        Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) is a full spine and pelvis corrective/ rehabilitative procedures having a firm foundation in the sciences of mechanics and physics. CBP Technique integrates Drop Table, Diversified, Toggle, Instrument-assisted Postural MIRROR IMAGE adjusting, MIRROR IMAGE Exercises and MIRROR IMAGE Traction to RESTORE NORMAL SPINAL MECHANICS. Analytical procedures include visualization, postural analysis and x-ray analysis.

      • TECH-116: Palpation I

        Units:  1
        Hours:  20
        Prerequisites:  None
        Syllabus:  TECH-116

        Course Description:
        In this course the student learns to identify bony landmarks, count vertebrae, and locate each vertebra of the spine. The student also begins to develop awareness and skills in the areas of the doctor-patient relationship, communication, and ergonomics.

      • TECH-123/623: Gonstead Analysis

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  31
        Prerequisites:  TECH-116, TECH-129, ANAT-128
        Syllabus:  TECH-123_623

        Course Description:
        This course is an introduction to the components of the chiropractic examination. History taking of the chief complaint, visualization, postural analysis, static and motion palpation will be covered. The concepts of case management, basic x-ray studies and instrumentation will be introduced.

      • TECH-124/624: Diversified Analysis

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  31
        Prerequisites:  TECH-116, ANAT-128
        Syllabus:  TECH-124_624

        Course Description:
        The course is an introduction to the use of various assessment tools used in obtaining listings. Several named systems are introduced from the perspectives of techniques taught at Life West with some emphasis placed on the upper cervical complex.

      • TECH-129: Motion Palpatation

        Units:  1
        Hours:  20
        Prerequisites:  TECH-116
        Syllabus:  TECH-129

        Course Description:
        This course is an introduction to joint play analysis emphasizing the motion palpation system. Fixation theory (Gillet) is presented and discussed. Major emphasis is on the spinal articulations.

      • TECH-130/630: Diversified Technique I

        Units:  3
        Hours:  55
        Prerequisites:  TECH-124
        Syllabus:  TECH-130_630

        Course Description:
        This is the first adjustive technique course offered to the students. The course will include adjusting skills for the following areas: Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine, the Sacrum and Coccyx. It will include a review of palpation skills, both static and motion, spinal landmarks, Derefield Leg C

      • TECH-180: Advanced NUCCA

        Units:  3
        Hours:  33 (3 hour lab/week)
        Prerequisites:  TECH-130
        Syllabus:  TECH-180

        Course Description: A hands-on class where students will learn all aspects of applying NUCCA in patient care. X-ray, analysis, biomechanics, adjusting, headpiece, leg check, Anatometer, and patient care protocols will be covered.

      • TECH-181: Blair Advanced

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  33 (3 hour lab/week)
        Prerequisites:  TECH-130
        Syllabus:  TECH-181

        Course Description: This is the elective portion, BLAIR UPPER CERVICAL SPECIFIC technique. The course will cover the theory of Asymmetry of the cervical spine, Atlas & Axis motion & misalignment. Possible complications for doctor due to asymmetry. Thermal scanning of patient will be covered. Review of palpation landmarks of the Atlas & Axis. Patient x-ray: marking, positioning, marking of all Blair x- ray series films (including lateral stereos). Analysis of patient positioning on adjusting table, doctors stance, and adjustments to cover Atlas & Axis same side and side-opposite.
        Dr. Blair’s 180 degree toggle-torque adjustments.

      • TECH-182: Advanced Chiropractic Biophysics

        Units:  2.5
        Hours:  33
        Prerequisites:  TECH-082
        Syllabus:  TECH-182

        Course Description:
        Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP), a.ka. Clinical Biomechanics of Posture, is a full spine and pelvis corrective / rehabilitative procedures having a firm foundation in the sciences of mechanics and physics. CBP Technique integrates Drop Table, Diversified, Toggle, Instrumentassisted Postural MIRROR IMAGE adjusting, MIRROR IMAGE Exercises and MIRROR IMAGE Traction to RESTORE NORMAL SPINAL MECHANICS. Analytical procedures include visualization, postural analysis and x-ray analysis.

      • TECH-183: Advanced Knee Chest Upper Cervical Chiropractic

        Units:  2
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH-130, TECH-223
        Syllabus:  TECH-183

        Course Description:
        The focus of Knee Chest Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care is to address the Upper Cervical Subluxation. This includes detecting the Subluxation, designing a customized correction with the assistance of imaging, and patient management.

      • TECH-184: EPIC – Evolutionary Percussive Instrument Corrections

        Units:  3
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH – 130
        Syllabus:  TECH-184

        Course Description:
        This elective course focuses on all aspects of applying the Evolutionary Percussive Instrument Correction Technique and procedures in patient care. Objective measures, radiographic positioning and analysis, table placement, adjusting procedures, post radiographic interpretation and patient care plans will be presented in a hybrid format that includes an online component accompanied by hands on application and integration sessions conducted in the classroom and lab.

      • TECH-185: BASIC ACTIVATOR METHODS

        Units:  2.5
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH 130
        Syllabus:  TECH-185

        Course Description:
        This is a basic comprehensive introduction to the Activator Method of adjusting the full spine, using the handheld Activator instrument. The functional leg length analysis is covered in depth.

      • TECH-186: Advanced SOT

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH 130
        Syllabus:  TECH-186

        Course Description:
        To give to our students, freely and out of abundance, the best of our knowledge and skills. To develop the most talented of chiropractors that they may with skill, both find and correct the vertebral subluxation. To do this for the overall betterment, health, and well-being of their patients and the world.

      • TECH-187: Advanced Extremity Adjusting and Management of Sports Injuries

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  Minimum of Clinic II, DIAG-327, TECH-336 and TECH-339
        Syllabus:  TECH-187

        Course Description:
        This is an advanced and comprehensive elective. Students who wish to take this course should have a working knowledge of beginning extremity adjusting and have been practicing it in the Health Center. They will be required to review DVD and written assessment/adjusting information PRIOR to laboratory participation. There will be written and practical examinations. There will be research assignments (article collection) on selected topics to be shared with the class.

      • TECH-188: Advanced SOT

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH-123, TECH-129, TECH-130, TECH-216, DIAG-239
        Syllabus:  TECH-188

        Course Description:
        To give to our students, freely and out of abundance, the best of our knowledge and skills. To develop the most talented of chiropractors that they may with skill, both find and correct the vertebral subluxation. To do this for the overall betterment, health, and well-being of their patients and the world.

      • TECH-190: Advanced Gonstead Technique Elective

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH 222, TECH 216
        Syllabus:  TECH-190

        Course Description:
        This will be a participation course. By your active participation, the student will further develop their understanding and implementation of the Gonstead Analysis System and improve your adjusting and patient management skills. Students will establish a more advanced perspective, knowledge, and understanding of the Gonstead Technique in a clinical setting. Emphasizing patient management, history & physical examination, x-rays analysis, special testing, differential diagnosis, and advanced full spine Gonstead Adjustive Technique. Each week will have a Special Focus, i.e., Instrumentation, Xray analysis, Adjusting Technique, Management.

      • TECH-192: Pregnancy and Pediatric Adjusting

        Units:  2
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH-222, TECH-233, TECH-238, TECH-325
        Syllabus:  TECH-192

        Course Description:
        The students will have practical knowledge of how to modify adjusting techniques for the pregnant and pediatric populations.

      • TECH-202: Full Spine Lab

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  30
        Prerequisites:  TECH 238 and TECH 222 1 unit/20 hours
        Syllabus:  TECH-202

        Course Description:
        This is the first of two courses in a series designed to refine and enhance the student doctor’s full spine adjusting skills in the Diversified and / or the Gonstead Technique as taught at Life West. Emphasis is placed on actual adjusting performance and skill in the previously learned core technique methods. The primary goal is help each student identify specific areas of needed improvement and development in the adjusting skillset required for rendering competent care in the Health Center. Students will work with instructors to implement an improvement plan and then be evaluated for progress and improvement in the areas identified

      • TECH-211: Gonstead A (Basic)

        Units:  3.5
        Hours:  60
        Prerequisites:  TECH-123
        Syllabus:  TECH-211_711

        Course Description:
        Gonstead A (Basic) provides an introduction to the history of Dr. Clarence Gonstead and the technique he developed. The course includes instruction in the basic concepts of the balanced pelvic structure and level spinal discs. The method is based on analysis of the patient using; skin temperature instrumentation; static and motion palpation, visualization, inspection, radiographic line marking and analysis and patient presentations and/or conditions. The course includes specific analysis and corrective adjustment procedures for the Coccyx, Sacrum, Ilium and the Lumbar spine with basic patient case management. The course has the following lecture and laboratory components.

      • TECH-216: Biomechanics of the Spine

        Units:  5
        Hours:  55
        Prerequisites:  ANAT-118, ANAT-128
        Syllabus:  TECH-216

        Course Description:
        This course focuses on the spine and how it works as a functional biomechanical unit. The individual joints of the spine are studied, as well as basic principles of biomechanics and kinesiology.

      • TECH-222/722: Gonstead B

        Units:  3.5
        Hours:  60
        Prerequisites:  TECH-211, TECH-216
        Syllabus:  TECH-222_722

        Course Description:
        Gonstead B provides an emphasis on patients who present with subluxations of the cervical and thoracic areas of the spine. Some case management protocols are also discussed. This course includes instruction in static and motion visualization, inspection, and palpation; skin temperature instrumentation; radiographic line marking and analysis; case management; and specific corrective adjustment procedures. Emphasis is placed on correlating elements of the subluxation with specific adjustive procedures. This course has lecture and laboratory components.

      • TECH-233/733: Toggle Recoil

        Units:  3.5
        Hours:  60
        Prerequisites:  TECH-129, TECH-216, TECH-130
        Syllabus:  TECH-233_733

        Course Description:
        This course introduces the biomechanics, instrumentation, and xray analysis of the upper cervical region along with an Upper Cervical Specific Adjustment Technique (Toggle-Recoil). Paraspinal thermography and its relation to the evaluation of the VSC is introduced. The philosophical context of the specific upper cervical subluxation complex is explored.

      • TECH-238: Diversified II

        Units:  1
        Hours:  20
        Prerequisites:  TECH-130
        Syllabus:  TECH-238

        Course Description:
        This course develops hands-on skills in Diversified Cervical Techniques. Emphasis will be on actual patient adjusting, incorporating previously learned methods. Special attention will be given to the introduction of Diversified Cervical Chair, prone and supine moves.

      • TECH-325/825: Integrated Drop Table

        Units:  2
        Hours:  33
        Prerequisites:  TECH-130
        Syllabus:  TECH-325_825

        Course Description:
        Several major techniques utilizing specific drop table adjusting are explored, with emphasis on Thompson, CBP, Diversified, and Toggle Recoil. Implications of the prone leg check- Derifield are addressed.

      • TECH-333: Diagnosis and Management of Spinal Disorders

        Units:  3.5
        Hours:  55
        Prerequisites:  DIAG-226, DIAG-239, DIAG-317
        Syllabus:  TECH-333

        Course Description:
        This course will integrate the chemical, orthopedic, and neurological pathophysiology and management of specific diagnostic spinal conditions as well as the subluxation complex. It includes discussions on the academic basis of how regional problems can influence systemic health.

      • TECH-336/836: Extremity Adjustment Tech

        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  31
        Prerequisites:  TECH-130, DIAG-327
        Syllabus:  TECH-336_836

        Course Description:
        This course covers various aspects of extremity adjusting with emphasis on short lever adjusting and the Gonstead system of analysis. Supportive case management and follow-up procedures are included.

      • TECH-339: Extremity Management

        Units:  2
        Hours:  33
        Prerequisites:  DIAG-327
        Syllabus:  TECH-339

        Course Description:
        This course covers various aspects of extremity adjusting with emphasis on short lever adjusting and the Gonstead system of analysis. Supportive case management and follow-up procedures are included.

    • Health Center Advising Program

      • HC-310: Student Clinic I

        Quarter:  Junior Q1
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  ANLS-317, DIAG-226
        Syllabus:  HC-310

        Course Description:
        An orientation to the Health Center: the facilities, policies, procedures and proper patient protocol. The student is provided the Health Center Manual and is instructed in the application of policy, procedure and proper patient protocol in regard to the laws of the state of California, the CCE and Life West Standards. Reciprocal student care begins.

      • HC-321: Student Clinic II

        Quarter:  Junior Q2
        Units:  1.5
        Hours:  22
        Pre-Requisites:  HC-310, DIAG-236
        Co-requisite Enrollment:  HC-501
        Syllabus:  HC-321

        Course Description:
        Continued instruction in the application of policy, procedure and proper patient protocol. This is the student’s first opportunity to assume the responsibility of caring for student patients other than their reciprocal.

      • HC-332: Clinic I

        Quarter:  Junior Q3
        Units:  4
        Hours:  120
        Pre-Requisites:  HC-321
        Syllabus:  HC-332_413_424_435

        Course Description:
        The advisor acts as a mentor to the intern. The intern’s Health Center experience is enhanced through direct and regular contact with a Health Center doctor and a group of their peers. The advisor will assist the intern throughout the Health Center experience. The advisor, together with the intern, is responsible for all the intern’s patient files, patient care and education. All evaluation forms generated on interns are forwarded to the intern’s advisor and reviewed with the intern to ensure progress, and identify strengths and deficiencies. The advisor will review all x-ray follow-up reports of advisee’s patients and take action as necessary or suggested by the radiologist. The advisor will also ensure follow-up on any patient referrals. The advisor with his/her team of interns will have a set time for weekly meetings. The advisor will also meet regularly with interns on a one on one basis. All patient care, record maintenance and essential practice activities will be overseen by the advisor (this includes but is not limited to review of history and exam findings, CMR appointments approval and observation of care).

      • HC-413: Clinic II

        Quarter:  Senior Q1
        Units:  4
        Hours:  120
        Pre-Requisites:  HC-332
        Syllabus:  HC-332_413_424_435

        Course Description:
        The advisor acts as a mentor to the intern. The intern’s Health Center experience is enhanced through direct and regular contact with a Health Center doctor and a group of their peers. The advisor will assist the intern throughout the Health Center experience. The advisor, together with the intern, is responsible for all the intern’s patient files, patient care and education. All evaluation forms generated on interns are forwarded to the intern’s advisor and reviewed with the intern to ensure progress, and identify strengths and deficiencies. The advisor will review all x-ray follow-up reports of advisee’s patients and take action as necessary or suggested by the radiologist. The advisor will also ensure follow-up on any patient referrals. The advisor with his/her team of interns will have a set time for weekly meetings. The advisor will also meet regularly with interns on a one on one basis. All patient care, record maintenance and essential practice activities will be overseen by the advisor (this includes but is not limited to review of history and exam findings, CMR appointments approval and observation of care).

      • HC-424: Clinic III

        Quarter:  Senior Q2
        Units:  4
        Hours:  120
        Pre-Requisites:  HC-413
        Syllabus:  HC-332_413_424_435

        Course Description:
        The advisor acts as a mentor to the intern. The intern’s Health Center experience is enhanced through direct and regular contact with a Health Center doctor and a group of their peers. The advisor will assist the intern throughout the Health Center experience. The advisor, together with the intern, is responsible for all the intern’s patient files, patient care and education. All evaluation forms generated on interns are forwarded to the intern’s advisor and reviewed with the intern to ensure progress, and identify strengths and deficiencies. The advisor will review all x-ray follow-up reports of advisee’s patients and take action as necessary or suggested by the radiologist. The advisor will also ensure follow-up on any patient referrals. The advisor with his/her team of interns will have a set time for weekly meetings. The advisor will also meet regularly with interns on a one on one basis. All patient care, record maintenance and essential practice activities will be overseen by the advisor (this includes but is not limited to review of history and exam findings, CMR appointments approval and observation of care).

      • HC-435: Clinic IV

        Quarter:  Senior Q3
        Units:  4
        Hours:  120
        Pre-Requisites:  HC-424
        Syllabus:  HC-332_413_424_435

        Course Description:
        The advisor acts as a mentor to the intern. The intern’s Health Center experience is enhanced through direct and regular contact with a Health Center doctor and a group of their peers. The advisor will assist the intern throughout the Health Center experience. The advisor, together with the intern, is responsible for all the intern’s patient files, patient care and education. All evaluation forms generated on interns are forwarded to the intern’s advisor and reviewed with the intern to ensure progress, and identify strengths and deficiencies. The advisor will review all x-ray follow-up reports of advisee’s patients and take action as necessary or suggested by the radiologist. The advisor will also ensure follow-up on any patient referrals. The advisor with his/her team of interns will have a set time for weekly meetings. The advisor will also meet regularly with interns on a one on one basis. All patient care, record maintenance and essential practice activities will be overseen by the advisor (this includes but is not limited to review of history and exam findings, CMR appointments approval and observation of care).