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Table 2 Definitions of competency used by the major regulatory bodies

From: Similarities and differences of graduate entry-level competencies of chiropractic councils on education: a systematic review

Name of CCE Definition of “competency” Knowledge Skills Attitudes Context Other
CCE-Int the practice of chiropractic requires the acquisition of relevant knowledge, understandings, attitudes, habits and psychomotor skills (pg 3, 2010) X X X Practice of chiropractic Habits
CCE-Aust Competencies: Written statements describing the levels of knowledge, skills and attitudes expected of graduates (pg 18, 2009). X X X practitioner  
ECC-Europe a measurable set of skills, knowledge, problem solving abilities and attitudes in controlled representations of professional practice when performing at maximum levels of ability (pg 57, 2013). X X X Professional practice Problem solving abilities
CCE-Canada a student’s knowledge, skills and attitudes with the goals of providing feedback to enhance the educational progress, rating performance, and determining the appropriateness of progression in the clinical phase of becoming a qualified chiropractor (pg 68, 2011). X X X Qualified chiropractor  
CCE (USA) Mandatory meta-competencies have been identified regarding the skills, attitudes, and knowledge that a doctor of chiropractic program provides so that graduates will be prepared to serve as primary care chiropractic physicians (pg 21, 2013) X X X Chiropractic physician  
Aust. National Health Work Force It refers to specific capabilities in applying particular knowledge, skills, decision-making attributes and values to perform tasks safely and effectively in a specific health workforce role (pg 5, 2011) X X   Health workforce role Values, decision making attributes