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Table 4 Curriculum/program subdomains of CCE educational standards

From: Similarities and differences of a selection of key accreditation standards between chiropractic councils on education: a systematic review

  WFME CCE-Aust CCE-Can CCE-Euro CCE-Int CCE-USA
Curriculum Development       
 - Faculty must have freedom to design it X X   X X X
 - Freedom to allocate resources necessary to its implementation X X X X X X
 - Curriculum committee represented by staff, students, other stakeholders X X   X   X
 - Modify program in response to feedback from community and society X X   X   
Models and instructional methods       
 - Curriculum models & instructional methods should be consistent with goals of the institution X X X X   X
 - Curriculum should include multiple learning models/appropriate learning models methods X X   X   X
 - Students responsible for their learning process X X     
 - Students should be prepared to be lifelong & self-directed learners X X X X X X
 - Should facilitate higher-level learning    X X   
Structure   X     
 - Institution should document the content, extent and sequencing of the courses & how they are integrated into a coherent program X X X X X X
 - Basic sciences and clinical subjects should be integrated in the curriculum X X X X X X
 - The average student loads should be reasonable   X X    
Program Content       
 - Should ensure achievement of the clinical competencies X X X X X X
Principles and practice of chiropractic   X X    X
 - Identify & incorporate a profile of the philosophical concepts & principles of chiropractic N/A X    X X
 - The development of chiropractic practice (medical practice)   X    X X
 - This will create an understanding of the position of chiropractic (medicine) in health care system X X X   X  
Basic sciences       
 - Identify & incorporate those basic sciences that create an understanding of the scientific knowledge, concepts, methods, fundamental to acquiring clinical science X X X X X X
 - Should be adapted to the health needs of the society X X     
 - EB health care must be taught throughout the curriculum X X   X   
 - Contains a list of basic sciences subjects to be taught X X X X X X
Clinical sciences       
 - Students must have adequate patient experiences & opportunities to acquire sufficient clinical knowledge, skills & attitudes to assume appropriate clinical responsibility on graduation X X X X X  
 - List of clinical sciences X X X X X X
 - Basic sciences staff and clinicians should collaborate around clinical problems X    X   
 - Contains a list of clinical subjects & skills to be taught X X X X X X
Behavioural and social sciences and ethics   X X X   
 - Identify and incorporate behavioural & social sciences and ethics that enable effective communication, clinical decision making & ethical practice X X X X   X
 - These adapted to scientific developments in chiropractic & changing demographic & cultural contexts & to health needs society X X     
 - Contains a list of behavioural & social science & ethics subjects to be taught X X   X