Each Basic Science class contains the latest scientific information about mechanisms.
What things are, and how things work relevant to chiropractic care.
Basic Science – Level 1
For junior chiropractic students or chiropractic assistants who have not yet gained any in-depth knowledge about anatomy, physiology, or pathology. The facts about why good spinal function is so important, what happens when we adjust the spine, the detrimental impacts of stress and trauma, the important role of brain mal-adaptations in chronic pain, and how chiropractic care can improve strength and alter the prefrontal cortex and cerebellum function.
BS1.01 The Many Models of the Chiropractic Subluxation
64 Minutes – An introduction into chiropractic neuroscience and the chiropractic subluxation
BS1.02 The Brain Model of the Chiropractic Subluxation
76 Minutes – How a healthy and a dysfunctional spine communicates with the brain
BS1.03 Your first visit to a Chiropractor
45 Minutes – What to expect from your first visit and “what is that popping sound”
BS1.04 Your first adjustment
42 Minutes – What is an adjustment, how does it work and what to expect.
BS1.05 How Stress affects your Health
55 Minutes – What causes symptons of stress and how chiropractic care may help.
BS1.07 Spinal Function Affects Brain Function
54 Minutes – How spinal dysfunction can potentially send a confusing message to the brain.
BS1.08 Adjustments Improve Strength
46 Minutes – The effect of chiropractic on muscle strength and the latest research studies.
BS1.09 The Prefrontal Cortex and Cerebellum
66 Minutes – Chiropractic studies have shown adjustments can change processing in the brain.
BS1.10 How to Explain Pain
53 Minutes – How the brain effects pain perception and the benefits of chiropractic care.
BS1.11 Chiropractic and Pain
50 Minutes – The effects of chiropractic on pain and the benefits other than pain relief.
Basic Science – Level 2
Level 2 and above are aimed at those who have gained some knowledge about anatomy, physiology, pathology, neuroscience and research methodology, and science in general. Dive deeper into what localized areas of spinal dysfunction (also known as vertebral subluxations) are. Learn about these central segmental motor control problems that lead to ongoing maladaptive central plastic changes, making it harder for the brain to accurately perceive what is happening inside the body and around it, why they occur and how this impacts health, brain (prefrontal cortex in particular), pain and function.
BS2.01 Introduction to the Neuroplasticity Model
94 minutes – this class covers the major changes in neuroscience over the past 20 years
BS2.02 Two Models of the Vertebral Subluxation
65 minutes – the latest research evidence examining what a vertebral subluxation is.
BS2.03 The Neurophysiology of the Subluxation
60 minutes – the consequences of spinal injury and how it affects the brain function.
BS2.04 Adjustments affect the Prefrontal Cortex
61 minutes – how adjustments impact the processing of the prefrontal cortex in the brain.
BS2.05 The Impact of Stress on the Brain and Health
71 minutes – How stress and traumatic experiences negatively impact our brain function and health.
BS2.06 Communicating Chiropractic’s impact on the Brain
69 minutes – how to communicate the science about how stress negatively impacts our health.
BS2.07 Pain is created in the Brain
50 minutes – the latest science tells us that pain is created in the brain – to warn us about danger.
BS2.08 Understanding Chronic Pain
BS2.09 Connection between Stress, Pain, Sleep and Mental Health
BS2.10 The Brain, Pain and the Neuroplastic Effects of Chiropractic Care
61 Minutes – we examine the function of the spine and how the brain controls movement
BS2.11 The Somatosensory Neuroplastic effects of Chiropractic Care
BS2.12 The Motor Control effects of Chiropractic Care
The latest scientific information about the efficacy and/or safety and/or cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care and other health care options for various conditions and disorders.
Clinical Science Level 1
Level 1 is for junior chiropractic students or chiropractic assistants and aims to increase knowledge and comprehension to aid patient-focused, evidence-informed chiropractic practice. Learn the facts about the safety of chiropractic care, even for kids and babies. Learn the facts about the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of chiropractic care for low back pain, neck pain, headaches, and migraines. Learn what science we have for chiropractic care improving posture, golf, older adults, breastfeeding, colic, bedwetting, ear infections, growing pains, cerebral palsy, autism amongst many other topics.
CS1.01 Communicating Chiropractic Science
CS1.02 The Safety of Chiropractic Care
52 minutes – This class will cover what we know about the safety of chiropractic care.
CS1.04 Lower Back Pain and Neck Pain
50 minutes – did you know that lower back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide?
CS1.05 Headaches and Migraines
48 Minutes – Studies have shown that chiropractic care may help reduce headache and migraine pain.
CS1.06 Benefits of Chiropractic Care
Clinical Science – Level 2
Level 2 classes expect you to know the facts from level 1 as we now integrate the efficacy and safety of other interventions with the efficacy and safety of chiropractic care for various conditions and disorders. Learn how to access the information you need to make clinical decisions with your patients about what is the best approach to taking care of them, how often you should see them, and for how long based on the relevant scientific information, your clinical experience and your patients’ preferences, values, and beliefs. Learn about the value of the various clinical indicators of vertebral subluxations. Learn how to do this for low back pain, neck pain, headaches, migraines, stroke risk of spinal manipulation, the opioid crisis, older adults, colic, and bedwetting
CS2.01 Chiropractic Care and Lower Back Pain
CS2.02 Chiropractic Care and Neck Pain
CS2.03 Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines
CS2.04 The Safety of Chiropractic Care
CS2.05 Safety of Chiropractic Care for Kids and Babies
CS2.06 The Opioid Crisis
CS2.07 Chiropractic Care and Stroke Risk
CS2.08 Clinical Indicators of Vertebral Subluxations
CS2.09 How Often Should You See Your Patients
CS2.11 Chiropractic Care and Colic
CS2.12 Chiropractic Care and Enuresis
The basics and latest information on a range of neuroscience topics enable chiropractors to better understand the latest basic science mechanism research.
Neuroscience- Level 1
Major advances in neuroscience knowledge have come about over the past several decades, so maintaining an up-to-date knowledge base is essential.
Information about what sciences and research are, how it is conducted, why it is done in these ways, and how best this can serve chiropractors, their staff, and their patients.
Research Methods – Level 1
Level 1 classes cover an introduction to science and research along with ethics and research and introduce students to the patient-focused, evidence-based chiropractic practice model. Learn key research terminology and why there are different research designs to answer different types of research questions. Learn how to gather information from your patients themselves using valid and reliable patient-reported outcome measures and learn how to search the literature, what is involved in critically evaluating published research and how to determine how many participants you need for a research study.
RM1.01 Introduction to Research Methodology
RM1.02 Ethics in Research
RM1.03 Evidence Based Chiropractic
RM1.04 Key Research Terminology
RM1.05 Introduction to Different Research Designs
RM1.06 Patient Reported Outcome Measures
RM1.07 Introduction to Experimental Designs
RM1.08 How to do a Literature Search
RM1.09 Introduction to Critical Evaluation
RM1.11 How many participants you need for your study
Research Methods – Level 2
Level 2 classes take a closer look at critical evaluation of the existing research literature and explore the benefits of research for the chiropractic profession. Learn how to write for academic purposes, and how to gather relevant scientific information for a report of findings. Learn how to write a case study and take a closer look at observational research studies, diagnostic accuracy studies, polls, and surveys.
RM2.01 Science and Research for the Profession
RM2.02 A Closer look at Critical Evaluation
RM2.03 Writing for Academic Purposes
RM2.04 A Closer look at evidence-based Chiropractic
RM2.05 Gathering Scientific Evidence for a Report of Findings
RM2.06 Observational Study Design
RM2.08 Cross-sectional Studies
RM2.12 How to write a Case Study
Research Methods – Level 3
These research methodology classes are also designed to assist those who wish to undertake a research project and cover many relevant topics required to identify a relevant research question, design a research project, analyze results, as well as write up and present a study.
Learn more in-depth about the experimental study design, and in particular the randomized clinical trial design. Learn about the different ways you can summarise the literature, including narrative basic science reviews, systematic clinical reviews, and meta-analyses. Learn about the value of clinical guidelines and qualitative research methods, as well as how to work with your research project supervisor, how to write a literature review and proposal for a project as well as presenting a research project.
RM3.01 A Closer Look at Experimental Designs
RM3.02 Introduction to Randomized Control Trials
RM3.03 A Closer Look at Randomized Controlled Trials
RM3.04 Systematic Reviews
80 minutes : Basics of good meta-analysis and why they can be so useful in clinical practice.
RM3.06 Narrative Reviews
RM3.09 Working with your Supervisor on your Research Project
RM3.10 Writing a Literature Review
RM3.11 Writing a Research Proposal
RM3.12 Writing and Presenting a Research Project
Each statistics class covers various aspects of how to gain, view, and interpret data. We live in a world of increasing amounts of data that is available.
Statistics – Level 1
Knowing how to assess and interpret this data is becoming an essential skill for all clinicians. This course will enhance your ability to know what statistical tests are appropriate for which kinds of data and will aid your ability to assess the quality of published research or aid you in conducting your own research project.
SC1.01 Introduction to Biostatistics
60 minutes – this class explains what biostatistics is and the parameters associated with it. To understand chiropractic research, it is crucial to know the basics of statistics.
SC1.02 Basic Descriptive Analysis
60 minutes – to run any analysis of a set of data, you usually start with some descriptive statistics. This class teaches the basics of how to do this using Microsoft Excel.