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.

 

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 current have loaded. We plan to steadily add content to the distance learning program, with an anticipated completion of 300 hours of distance learning available within the next 12-18 months.

 

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://chiroclasses.com/events

 

Currently, the International Board of Chiropractic Neurology allows up to 288 distance education (online) hours. Regardless of the format of your hours (online versus live), the total must be more than 300, and you must pass the same written/practical examination in order to be certified. The course coordinator currently recommends 12-48 hours are taken in a live, practical format (class or rounds), depending upon your existing level of clinical skills.

 

Your first step is 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 have also 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 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 72 hours by taking any 48 hours of courses in the 202, 203 204 and/or 205 series and complete 24 hours of courses in the 212 series.
  • Certificate: Advanced Physical/Neurological Diagnosis - Complete a total of 120 hours by taking all courses in the 202, 203 204 and/or 205 series and complete 24 hours of courses in the 212 series.
  • Certificate: Neurophysiology and Electrodiagnosis - Complete a total of 48 hours by taking all courses in the 206 and 207 series.
  • Certificate: Neuropathology - Complete a total of 48 hours by taking all courses in the 208 and 209 series.
  • Certificate: Clinical Chiropractic Neurology - Complete a total of 48 hours by taking all courses in the 210 and 211 series.
  • Certificate: Radiology for the Neurologist - Complete a total of 24 hours by taking all courses in the 213 series.

NOTE: Over 215 hours are currently available online. Not all courses are yet online. We are adding courses each month and should have the program complete within 12 to 18 months. Start taking courses in the series you want now, and then take additional ones as they are released.


NEUROLOGY CERTIFICATES REQUEST FORM:

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NEUROLOGY DIPLOMATE COURSE SYLLABUS

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

Session I - 12 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

 

Session II - 26 Hours: Neurology 202 Series Courses

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

Subjects:

  • The Patient Interview
  • Mental Status Examination
  • Aspects of Functional versus Organic Illness
  • Physical Evaluation of the Head, Face and Neck
  • Ophthalmoscopy
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Concepts of Upper and Lower Motor Neurons
  • Chiropractic Cervical Adjustments and Stroke: The Facts
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session III - 22 Hours: Neurology 203 Series Courses

Title: The Chiropractic/Neurological Examination

Subjects:

  • The Somatic Motor System
  • Somatic Motor System
  • Reflexes
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Motor and Reflex Exam
  • Video Lab - Chiropractic Cervical Adjustments and Stroke
  • Involuntary Movements and Non-Paralytic Movement Disorders
  • Complete Neurological Examination
  • Legal Considerations
  • The Cranial Nerves - Clinical Discussion
  • The Ocular System

 

Session IV - 24 Hours: Neurology 204 Series Courses

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

Subjects:

  • Sensory Systems
  • Informal Discussion
  • Cerebellar Systems
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Cerebellar Systems
  • Neurological Considerations Pain and Spinal Subluxation
  • Practical Neurological Examination
  • Video Laboratory
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session V - 24 Hours: Neurology 205 Series Courses

Title: Complete Neurological Examination

Subjects:

  • Review Cranial Nerve, Sensory Systems Motor Systems, Reflex Systems and Cerebellar Systems
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Video Laboratory
  • Practical Neurological Examination
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session VI - 24 Hours: Neurology 206 Series Courses

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

Subjects:

  • Microscopic Neuroanatomy and Physiology of Nerve and Muscle
  • Informal Discussion
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Electrodiagnosis Laboratory
  • Video Laboratory
  • Review Complete Neurological Examination

 

Session VII - 24 Hours: Neurology 207 Series Courses

Title: Electrodiagnosis

Subjects:

  • Terminology in Electrodiagnosis
  • Electrodiagnosis
  • Terminal Motor Latencies
  • Motor and Sensory Conduction Velocities
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Electromyography
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Responses (BAERS)
  • Visual Evoked Potentials
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potentials
  • Dermatomal Evoked Potentials
  • Video Laboratory
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session VIII - 24 Hours: Neurology 208 Series Courses

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
  • Clinical Rotations and/or Video Patients
  • Grand Rounds and/or Video Patients
  • Congenital and Developmental Neurological Disease
  • Recognizing ALS, MS and other Degenerative and Demyelinating CNS Disease’s
  • Toxic, Metabolic and Nutritional Disorders Affecting the CNS, and Relation to Chiropractic Practice
  • Video Lab
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session IX - 24 Hours: Neurology 209 Series Courses

Title: Neuropathology II

Subjects:

  • CNS Trauma
  • Pediatric Neurology – Abuse Recognition & Professional Boundaries
  • Pediatric & Geriatric Neurology
  • Geriatric Neurology
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Disorders of Consciousness
  • Psychiatric Considerations
  • The Peripheral Nervous System
  • The Neuromyal Junction
  • Primary Myopathy
  • Video Lab
  • Professional Boundaries

 

Session X - 24 Hours: Neurology 210 Series Courses

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

Subjects:

  • Chiropractic Technique
  • Principles of Biomechanics/Subluxation
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Functional Aspects of Neurological Disease
  • Acute and Chronic Pain: Assessment and Management
  • Ancillary Therapeutics
  • Video Laboratory
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session XI - 24 Hours: Neurology 211 Series Courses

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

Subjects:

  • Headache
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • Lower Back Pain and Discopathy
  • Disorders Presenting with Dizziness
  • Palpation/Therapy Laboratory
  • Flexion/Distraction Therapy
  • Clinical Aspects of Pain
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session XII - 24 Hours: Neurology 212 Series Courses

Title: Physical Diagnosis | Endocrinology | Autonomic Neurology

Subjects:

  • The Peripheral Vascular System
  • Autonomic Neurology
  • Thyroid
  • Lymphatic System
  • Thorax
  • Abdomen
  • Clinical Rotations
  • Grand Rounds
  • External Eye
  • External Eye Disease and Management
  • Internal Eye
  • Nose and Paranasal Sinuses
  • The Ear
  • Oral Cavity
  • Pharynx
  • Video Laboratory
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session XIII - 24 Hours: Neurology 213 Series Courses

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
  • Legal Considerations

 

Session XIV - 24 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 and Outcome Assessment
  • Professional Boundaries
  • Neurologic Referrals of Chiropractic Patients
  • Child and Adult Dependent Abuse
  • How to Work Effectively With Lawyers – (Guest Lecturer)
  • Neurology Course Overview and Review
  • Class Written Final Examination
  • Neurology Practical Examination - Legal Considerations
  • Neurology Practical Examination

 

Session XV - 24 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

NOTE: Doctors must pay an additional $65.00 lab materials fee to include a lab coat or scrubs.


 

Session XVI - 24 Hours: Neurology 216 Series Courses

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

Subjects:

  • Clinical Rotations with Neurologist/Radiologist/Neurosurgeon or Orthopedic surgeon
  • History, Examination, Assessment, Therapy, Record Keeping/Reporting
  • Grand Rounds Discussion – Radiology
  • Clinical Rotations with Chiropractic Neurologist
  • History, Examination, Assessment, Therapy, Record Keeping/Reporting
  • Grand Rounds Discussion
  • Clinical Rotations Complete