The University of Western States College of Chiropractic has been the recipient of two federally funded grants directed to improve evidenced based chiropractic education and practice. The grants are funded by The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) which is an office within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
During the implementation of the grant, a number of teaching and learning tools and other resources have been generated. To assist interested educators, researchers and practitioners we are making these documents available as read only PDF files on our web site.
We plan on adding other documents as they are developed and will also post revised versions. We are interested in improving our documents and resources and would welcome suggestions. Please do not hesitate to contact Ron LeFebvre firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments. Biostatistics: Annotated Learning Objectives and Competencies with Teaching Tips (pdf)
This document contains the learning objectives and competencies derived by and used at the University of Western States College of Chiropractic. Training the EBP Practitioner Standards Learning Objectives and Competencies (pdf)
This document contains standards, learning objectives and competencies derived by and used at the University of Western States, the college of chiropractic. In addition, many of the learning objectives are annotated with teaching tips. The teaching tips were included, in part, to clarify the focus of a particular competency or to address learning obstacles that were identified by various members of the committee based on their teaching experience. Recommended EBP Resources (pdf)
This guide focuses on resources most likely to contain high quality research to be used by the practitioner in answering outcome based foreground questions to aide in clinical decision making. Sources include input from qualitative interviews with UWS faculty, input from specific UWS content experts, and Dawes' Evidence-Based Practice 2005.* Evidence Based Practice Cue Cards (pdf)
This file contains a variety of EBP Cue Cards for use by clinicians and students. These cards are designed so that they can be used on the floor while in the clinic and can be consulted in regular lecture or journal club classes. CAT Guide (pdf) The Savvy Practitioner
Throughout the curriculum, students are required to do literature searches, assess the evidence and judge the applicability to patient care. These assessments are called Critically Appraised Topics (CATs). In this folder are a variety of tools used to aid students in constructing CATs.