MSc Chiropractic (Paediatrics)
MSc Paediatrics Programme Philosophy
The practice of paediatrics, regardless of professional discipline, is based on the dictum that children are unique individuals undergoing the process of human development and not little adults. Paediatrics began to emerge as a medical specialty late in the nineteenth century in response to the growing appreciation that the health problems generally seen in children are different from those affecting the adult population.
Chiropractors have treated children in the course of their general practice since the inception of the chiropractic profession. It is only after a century of chiropractic care of children that paediatrics is beginning to emerge as a discreet discipline within the wider scope of chiropractic practice. Paediatric education at undergraduate level appeared in the curriculum of some chiropractic colleges in the United States as early as 1915. That chiropractors have always seen well child care as a fundamental role of chiropractic in the paediatric field is shown in a 1918 patient education brochure produced by the Eastern College of Chiropractic (Newark, NJ) in which 6 monthly check-ups are advocated as standard care for all children.
While undergraduate education in chiropractic paediatrics has been a part of College curricula for most of the twentieth century, postgraduate specialist training has been singularly lacking.
Validated by the University of Wales, this programme aims to address crucial issues of academic and clinical credibility.
Attributes and Qualities of Graduates
The purpose of the programme is to produce at graduation a chiropractic clinician capable of delivering chiropractic care to the paediatric population in a safe and effective manner, observing at all times the clinical parameters which would imply referral to other health care professionals in addition to remaining steadfastly within the rules of the profession and the laws of the country.
The programme is open to applicants who meet the following criteria:
The holding of a professional qualification in Chiropractic, which would qualify the holder for registration with the GCC, or other registering body.
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