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.
64 Minutes – An introduction into chiropractic neuroscience and the chiropractic subluxation
76 Minutes – How a healthy and a dysfunctional spine communicates with the brain
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.
71 minutes – How stress and traumatic experiences negatively impact our brain function and health.
69 minutes – how to communicate the science about how stress negatively impacts our health.
61 Minutes – we examine the function of the spine and how the brain controls movement
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.