Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate Courses

ChiroCredit / Online CE Offers Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate Credits

 

ChiroCredit.com / OnlineCE.com is proud to announce new preparatory coursework for the Diplomate of the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology (DIBCN).

 

The International Board of Chiropractic Neurology (IBCN) of the International Academy of Clinical Neurology (IACN) offers a certification process to identify qualified specialists in chiropractic neurology. Prior to sitting for the Diplomate Examination, candidates are required to take a minimum of 300 hours of post-graduate level neurology training in a program under the auspices of a Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE) Accredited Chiropractic College or an Instructor qualified through the International Board of Chiropractic Specialties (IBCS).

 

To view courses currently available, please click on the link for "Continuing Education Courses" in the side navigation bar, select your profession, and scroll down to the Topic: "Neurology Clinical Chiropractic Diplomate. These are the courses we currently have loaded. We plan to regularly update content to the distance learning program, with an anticipated 300 hours or more of distance learning available.

 

CLICK HERE to watch a five-minute video of Joseph Ferezy, DC, DACAN, FIACN, talking about Clinical Chiropractic Neurology.

 

The courses generally cost $20 per credit hour, but you can save money by purchasing discounted prepaid credits that significantly reduce the cost per credit hour. After login, under "Purchase Courses", click on the link for "Purchase discounted prepaid credits".

 

To view live classes that can be taken in conjunction with the online courses, please visit http://chiropracticspecialist.org/events

 

Currently, the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology allows up to 288 distance education (online) hours but recommends that 48 hours be obtained via live classroom instruction. Regardless of the format of your hours (online versus live), the total hours accrued must be equal to or greater than 300, and you must pass a written/practical examination in order to be certified.

 

Your first step may be to complete selected classes leading to the Chiropractic Neurology Certificates. You can work steadily for these certificates and when you earn all of them, you will be well on you way to having accrued the majority of the hours necessary to be eligible to sit for the Diplomate examination through the IBCN. All of our classes are sponsored by the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, a CCE accredited college. Certificates will be awarded by ChiroCredit.com and sponsored by the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic. All Chiropractic Neurology Certificate hours apply towards the online portion of the Neurology Diplomate.

 

Joseph Ferezy, DC, FIACN, the lead instructor states "I have been teaching chiropractic neurology programs for over 20 years, for four different chiropractic colleges, and I have never been as excited about a program as I am about this one. I hope you enjoy the unique online chiropractic continuing education video format of the class and elect to take all of the modules."

 

Whether you are taking a single session, a certificate series, or the whole Diplomate program, these classes will provide sound and rigorous training in chiropractic neurology, and you will further appreciate the crucial role of the chiropractic neurologist every day in your clinical practice.

 

Online Chiropractic Neurology classes will consist of lecture, video cases, and audio-visual presentations. Complete class notes are provided. For the live, practical class, you are encouraged to attend a live class location, at your convenience, as these classes will focus on a "hands-on" approach to training.

Reasons to Become a Chiropractic Neurologist

  • Continue your pursuit of clinical excellence, and have FUN!
  • Function as a consultant for lawyers, industry, insurance, other doctors, etc.
  • Build credentials for managed care panels
  • Function as an expert witness
  • Perform Independent Chiropractic Examinations (IME’s) and utilization review
  • Teach and author in post-graduate Chiropractic Neurology
  • Increase your confidence, and your patient’s confidence in you
  • Stand Up to Utilization Reviews With Authority!

Earn Neurology Certificates

  • Certificate: Neurological Diagnosis - Complete a total of 48 hours or more of any courses in the 202, 203 204 and 205 series.
  • Certificate: Advanced Neurological Diagnosis - Complete a total of 96 hours by taking all courses in the 202, 203 204 and/or 205 series.
  • Certificate: Physical/Neurological Diagnosis - Complete a total of 67 hours by taking any 48 hours of courses in the 202, 203 204 and/or 205 series and complete 19 hours of courses in the 212 series.
  • Certificate: Advanced Physical/Neurological Diagnosis - Complete a total of 115 hours by taking all courses in the 202, 203 204 and/or 205 series and complete 19 hours of courses in the 212 series.

NOTE: Over 252 hours are currently available online. The balance of the hours (300 minimum to sit for diplomate examination) may be taken as live classes. Courses will be added and updated from time to time.

 

NEUROLOGY CERTIFICATES REQUEST FORM:

Please click here to view/print a form to request a frameable Neurology Certificate

 


NEUROLOGY DIPLOMATE COURSE SYLLABUS

All courses are located in the topic:  Neurology-Clinical Chiropractic Diplomate

Session I - 12 Online Hours: Neurology 201 Series Courses

Title: Introduction to the Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate Program | Clinical Neuroanatomy and Functional Neurology

Subjects:

  • Introduction to the Chiropractic Neurology Diplomate Program
  • Clinical Neuroanatomy and Functional Neurology
  • Cerebral cortex
  • Extrapyramidal system
  • Basal Ganglia
  • Thalamus
  • Hypothalamus
  • Reticular system
  • Midbrain (mesencephalon)
  • Medulla oblongata
  • Cerebellum
  • Informal Discussion
  • Spinal cord
  • Meninges
  • Arterial and venous CNS circulation
  • Cerebrospinal fluid production and circulation
  • Grand Rounds Case Presentation

 

Session II - 26 Online Hours: Neurology 202 Series Courses

Title: The Chiropractic/Neurological Examination | Chiropractic Cervical Adjustments and Stroke: The Facts

Subjects:

  • The Patient Interview
  • " The Examination of Mental Status
  • Aspects of Functional versus Organic Illness
  • Physical Evaluation of the Head, Face and Neck
  • Neuro-ophthalmoscopy
  • Grand Rounds Video Library
  • Concepts of Upper and Lower Motor Neurons
  • Chiropractic Cervical Adjustments and Stroke: The Facts. PLEASE NOTE: The 5 hour course Neurology 202f can be substituted with the more comprehensive 8 hour course Stroke and Manipulation 104

 

Session III - 22 Online Hours: Neurology 203 Series Courses

Title: The Chiropractic/Neurological Examination

Subjects:

  • The Examination of the Cranial Nerves
  • Blind Spot Testing and Cortical Perceptual Mapping
  • The Examination of the Somatic Motor System
  • The Examination of the Somatic Motor System
  • Grand Rounds
  • Video Laboratory
  • Involuntary Movements and Non-Paralytic Movement Disorders
  • Complete Neurological Examination

 

Session IV - 24 Online Hours: Neurology 204 Series Courses

Title: The Chiropractic/Neurological Examination | Aspects of Pain and Spinal Subluxation

Subjects:

  • The Examination of the Sensory Systems
  • The Examination of the Cerebellar Systems
  • The Examination of the Capacity for Communication and Knowledge
  • Grand Rounds Video Laboratory
  • Neurological Considerations Pain and Spinal Subluxation
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session V - 24 Online Hours: Neurology 205 Series Courses

Title: Complete Neurological Examination

Subjects:

  • Practical Review of All Aspects of the Neurological Examination
  • Grand Rounds
  • Video Laboratory
  • Practical Neurological Examination

 

Session VI - 20 Online Hours: Neurology 206 Series Courses

Title: Neuroanatomy | Nerve and Muscle Physiology | Aspects of Electrodiagnosis

Subjects:

  • Microscopic Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Nerve and Muscle
  • Traditional Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • A Discussion of Surface Electrode Electromyography
  • Grand Rounds
  • Video Laboratory
  • Review Complete Neurological Examination

 

Session VII - 12 Online Hours: Neurology 207 Series Courses

RECOMMENDED - ADDITIONAL 12 CEU LIVE EDX LABORATORY CLASS

Title: Electrodiagnosis

Subjects:

  • Introduction to Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Overview of required/recommended texts
  • Application and utility
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury Classifications
  • Terminology in Electrodiagnosis
  • Terminal Motor Latencies
  • Motor and Sensory Conduction Velocities
  • Electromyography
  • Evoked Responses
  • Late Potentials
  • Compound Muscle Action potential (CMAP), Sensory Nerve Action Potential (SNAP) and Motor Unit Potential (MUP)
  • Spinal cord alpha motor neurons
  • Schwann Cells and myelin
  • Action potential transmission
  • Levels of the neuraxis and disease that is detectable by electrodiagnostic testing
  • Types and levels of nervous system compression
  • Common reasons and disorders for referral for electrodiagnostic testing
  • A routine electrodiagnostic encounter

 

Session VIII - 21 Online Hours: Neurology 208 Series Courses

RECOMMENDED - ADDITIONAL 8 CEU LIVE TOXIC - METABOLIC DISEASE & NEURODEGENERATION

Title: Neuropathology I

Subjects:

  • Recognizing AIDS, Lyme and other Infectious Disease of the CNS in Chiropractic Practice
  • Recognizing Tumors involving the Central Nervous System in Chiropractic Practice
  • Central Nervous System Neoplasia
  • Tumors of the Spinal Canal and how to Avoid Pitfalls of Clinical Diagnosis
  • Grand Rounds Video Laboratory
  • Congenital and Developmental Neurological Disease
  • Recognizing ALS, MS and other Degenerative and Demyelinating CNS Disease’s

 

Session IX - 15 Online Hours: Neurology 209 Series Courses

RECOMMEND ADDITIONAL 8 CEU LIVE Neuromyal Junction, Primary Myopathy, Pediatric & Geriatric Neurology, Disorders of Consciousness & Psychiatric Considerations

Title: Neuropathology II

Subjects:

  • CNS Trauma
  • Neurovascular Syndromes of the Upper Extremity
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Disorders of Consciousness
  • Psychiatric Considerations
  • The Peripheral Nervous System, Polio & Chiropractic History
  • Grand Rounds Video Laboratory
  • Professional Boundaries

 

Session X - 6 Online Hours: Neurology 210 Series Courses

RECOMMENDED - ADDITIONAL 12 CEU LIVE CHIROPRACTIC TECHNIQUE

Title: Chiropractic Technique, Subluxation and Related Biomechanical Principles | Functional Aspects of Neurological Disease

Subjects:

  • Chiropractic Technique
  • Principles of Biomechanics/Subluxation
  • Grand Rounds Video Laboratory
  • Aspects of neuromuscular treatment and rehabilitation
  • Ancillary Therapeutics

 

Session XI - 23 Online Hours: Neurology 211 Series Courses

Title: Headache, Dizziness and Facial Pain | Considerations in Management of Lumbar IVD Disease | Pain

Subjects:

  • Headache
  • Grand Rounds Video Laboratory
  • Lower Back Pain, Discopathy & Spinal Decompression Therapy
  • Disorders Presenting with Dizziness
  • Clinical Aspects of Pain, Neuropathic Pain & Function

 

Session XII - 19 Online Hours: Neurology 212 Series Courses

RECOMMENDED - ADDITIONAL 12 CEU LIVE ENT, ENDOCRINOLOGY & AUTONOMIC NEUROLOGY CLASS

Title: Physical Diagnosis | Endocrinology | Autonomic Neurology

Subjects:

  • Examination of the Peripheral Vascular System
  • Autonomic Neurology
  • Examination of the Thyroid
  • Examination of the Lymphatic System
  • Examination of the Thorax
  • Examination of the Abdomen
  • Examination of the External Eye
  • External Eye Disease and Management
  • Examination of the Internal Eye
  • Grand Rounds Video Laboratory

 

Session XIII - 8 Online Hours: Neurology 213 Series Courses

RECOMMENDED - ADDITIONAL 12 CEU LIVE RADIOLOGY CLASS

Title: Diagnostic Imaging

Subjects:

  • Principles of Neuroradiology
  • Plain Film Radiology of the Spine
  • CT Scans
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • MRI/MRA
  • Angiography
  • PET Scan
  • Diagnostic Ultrasoundography
  • Other Techniques of Diagnostic Imaging
  • Converting to digital X-ray
  • Detecting a subluxation via X-ray

 

Session XIV - 32 Online Hours: Neurology 214 Series Courses

Title: Other Aspects of Clinical Neurology | Final Exam Review | Final Examination | IBCN Examination

Subjects:

  • Interprofessional Relationships
  • The Case Report
  • Depositions and Court Appearances
  • Record keeping
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Neurologic Referrals of Chiropractic Patients
  • Neurology Course Overview and Review
  • Neurology Practical Examination - Legal Considerations
  • Neurology Practical Examination - Complete Review

 

Session XV - 0 Online Hours Available

RECOMMENDED LIVE 12 Hours: Neurology 215 Series Courses

Title: Practical Anatomy and Neuroanatomy: A Clinical Correlation Using Human Cadaver Dissection

Subjects:

  • The Back
  • Skin and Subcutaneous Structures
  • Paraspinal Musculature
  • The Bony Spine
  • The Pelvic Girdle
  • The Lower Extremities
  • The Shoulder Girdle
  • The Upper Extremities
  • The Head
  • The Brain and Cranial Nerves
  • The Neck and Autonomic Nervous System
  • The Thorax
  • The Abdomen
  • The Pelvis
  • The Spinal Cord
  • The Cervical Plexus
  • The Brachial Plexus
  • The Lumbosacral Coccygeal Plexus

 

Session XVI - 0 Online Hours Available

RECOMMENDED LIVE 24 Hours: Neurology 215 Series Courses

Title: Rotations in Clinical Neurology, Radiology, and Neurosurgery.

Subjects:

  • Approved Clinical Rotations with Neurologist/Radiologist/Neurosurgeon or Orthopedic surgeon
  • Grand Rounds Presentation