Our four year Doctor of Chiropractic Program provides an integrative curriculum, aligned with CMCC's Model of Care: Chiropractic is a primary contact health care profession with expert knowledge in spinal and musculoskeletal health, emphasizing differential diagnosis, patient centred care, and research. The curriculum ensures that beginning in Year I, and increasingly throughout the program, students learn to integrate and apply theoretical knowledge to clinical practice, patient care and management.
Taught in a series of four modules per academic year, courses and content are layered over single or multiple modules to facilitate the essential integration of knowledge, skill and practice.
In Year I and Year II, students build their foundation of knowledge in basic sciences and pathology for clinical skills and decision making while also getting hands on experience through courses in chiropractic skills, diagnosis and symptomatology, orthopaedics and diagnostic imaging.
Year III emphasizes knowledge integration through the use of case-based clinical material to prepare students for internship in the CMCC clinics.
Year IV is a 12 month clinical internship in two of CMCC's clinical settings where interns provide direct care and education to patients under the supervision of a licensed chiropractor. Year IV students also engage laboratory clerkships and advanced diagnostic imaging, public health and business management.