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Table 2 Mandatory topics for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs (DCP)*

From: A framework for chiropractic training in clinical preventive services

Topic Topic
adjustive techniques neurology
anatomy nutrition/dietetics
biochemistry obstetrics
biomechanics orthopedics;
chiropractic principles and practice otolaryngology
clinical decision making pathology
dermatology pediatrics
diagnosis (physical, clinical and laboratory) physiology
diagnostic imaging professional practice ethics
first aid and emergency procedures psychology
geriatrics public health
gynecology research methods and procedures
microbiology spinal analysis
  1. *Source: Council on Chiropractic Education. Standards for Doctor of Chiropractic Programs and Requirements for Institutional Status, p. 18 [8].