Updated Part III Test Plan

(With Diagnostic Imaging Interpretation/DXI)

Case History - 11%

 

  • Chief complaint
  • Present illness
  • Past history
  • Family history
  • Personal and social history
  • Review of systems
Physical Examination - 9%

 

  • General survey
  • Head and neck examination
  • Thorax and lung examination
  • Cardiovascular examination
  • Breast and axilla examination
  • Abdominal examination
  • Urogenital examination
  • Rectal examination
Neuromusculoskeletal Examination - 11%

 

  • Posture and gait analysis
  • Standard spinal and extremity orthopedic procedures
  • Standard neurological testing procedures
  • Peripheral vascular examination procedures
Diagnostic Imaging - 11%

 

  • Indications and contraindications for diagnostic imaging procedures
  • Patient protection and positioning
  • Normal anatomy
  • Description and interpretation of images
Clinical Laboratory and Special Studies - 7%

 

  • Urinalysis
  • Hematology
  • Serology
  • Blood chemistries
  • Stool analysis
  • Joint fluid analysis
  • Electrophysiologic recordings (EEG, ECG, EMG, and NCV)
Diagnosis or Clinical Impression - 14%

 

  • Patient history
  • Physical and neuromusculoskeletal examinations
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Clinical laboratory and special studies
Chiropractic Techniques - 14%

 

  • Indications and contraindications for chiropractic care
  • Spinal adjustive techniques
  • Extremity adjustive techniques
  • Skeletal biomechanics
Supportive Interventions - 8%

 

  • Physiotherapy modalities
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Corrective exercises and rehabilitation
  • Protective body mechanics and ergonomics
  • Patient education and self-care
  • Wellness and lifestyle counseling
Case Management - 15%

 

  • Formulation of a treatment plan and prognosis
  • Appropriate procedures for case follow-up and review
  • Patient referral and/or co-management
  • Clinical documentation and informed consent
DXI - Arthritic Disorders - 30%

 

  • Degenerative
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease/Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondyloysis/Spondylisthesis
  • Inflammatory
  • Metabolic/Crystalline
DXI - Congenital Anomalies and Skeletal Variants - 15%

 

  • Spinal
  • Extraspinal
  • Scoliosis
DXI - Trauma - 10%

 

  • Skeletal
  • Soft tissue
DXI - Tumors and Tumor-like Processes - 20%

 

  • Osseocartilaginous
  • Benign
  • Primary malignant
  • Metastasis
  • Tumor-like
DXI - Miscellaneous Osteoarticular - 15%

 

  • Hematological/Vascular
  • Infections
  • Nutritional/Metabolic
  • Endocrine
DXI - Soft Tissue - 10%

 

  • Chest
  • Abdomen
  • Paraspinal/prevertebral

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