TAMPA STARTING SEPTEMBER 2017
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Ongoing Montreal, Quebec
DAVENPORT, IOWA (PCC-Campus)
Starting February 25-26, 2017
Classes at PCC are administered by Palmer College
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THE DIPLOMATE IN CLINICAL CHIROPRACTIC PEDIATRICS
The Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (DICCP) is a Board Certified credential in pediatrics for doctors of chiropractic. DCs with the DICCP credential are doctors who have completed this post-graduate specialty training co-sponsored by a CCE-accredited chiropractic institution and demonstrated clinical competency in both the written and practical examinations conducted by the International College of Chiropractic Pediatrics, the testing body for the DICCP.
The DICCP is a 360+ classroom hour course. All modules are structured and well-defined. The subject areas covered in the syllabus include all aspects of pediatrics ---from pre-natal, pregnancy, birth, infancy to adolescence. Each stage of pregnancy and of a child’s development are covered in-depth so the practicing doctor of chiropractic acquires greater skills and competencies in a wide range of evaluative, diagnostic and assessment procedures, as well as corrective and adjustment skills for different stages of development as well as different needs. Included in the curricula are expanded modules on radiology, nutrition, functional medicine and immunology, sports injuries, orthopedics, neurology, and special needs.
DCs are also instructed on common procedures in associated fields of health care and taught advocacy and co-managment so they develop the expertise to understand and apply appropriate protocols and procedures in all clinical situations. .
Writing of a research paper, presentation before a panel of experts, and homework assignments are part of the curricul and mandatory,
Candidates must complete the full 3-year program, all assignments/projects, and pass the final internal exam to be eligible to sit for the DICCP Board Examination. Board Eligble candidates apply to sit for the Board Examiniation conducted once a year by the International College of Chiropractic Pediatrics, the Testing Body for the DICCP and consists of two parts --3 written and 3 practical. Testing is conducted by several examiners.
Ongoing CE Requirements: Diplomates must complete 24 hours of continuing education in chiropractic pediatrics every three years in order to maintain their diplomate status. They must also attend at least one Annual Conference/Symposium presented by the ICA Pediatrics Council every three years and be members of the ICA Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.
Fellowship: Diplomates who have been in practice for a certain number of years, present and publish research papers, teach at the postgraduate level, and contribute in any significant way to advancing chiropractic care for children and improving patient care, may achieve the distinction of a Fellow in Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics (FICCP). Fellowship is not automatic and is decided by a panel of Fellows on the Board. Fellows must be members of the Pediatrics Council and the ICA.
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