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Student Learning Outcomes

Life Chiropractic College West offers programs and services that are designed not only to provide opportunities for educational advancement but to apply what is learned. To this end, students will demonstrate mastery of the Student Learning Outcomes and 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 Plan

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 health-care-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 to 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.