Courses include biochemistry, anatomy, embryology, histology, immunology and microbiology, neuroscience, pathology and physiology. These courses help build a strong foundation for the rest of the chiropractic curriculum.
Courses in chiropractic principles and philosophy provide students with the history of the chiropractic profession. Students take chiropractic methods classes including lecture and labs, physiology therapeutics, exercise and rehabilitation.
These courses introduce students to the unique needs of pregnant patients, infants and children, women and the elderly. Additional courses cover how chiropractic plays an important role in public health, health promotion and wellness.
This sequence begins with Trimester 1 and covers the role of imaging technology in diagnostic decision-making. Students begin with courses covering normal radiographic anatomy. Later courses include interpretation of advanced imaging and the diagnosis of chiropractic and medical pathologies.
Students deliver progressive levels of patient care at the direction of professional mentors-preparing them for competent and successful clinical practice following graduation from chiropractic school. Students also train in Northwestern's public clinic systems and with chiropractors working in community-based private practices.