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Programme structure

Bachelor's degree programme is organized in such a way that you acquire competencies within the 3 pillars of the programme:

The biomedical track

The profession track

The academic track

1st year

Cells and Tissue
The musculoskeletal system
Molecular medicine
Genetics and scientific method

Advanced first aid
Theoretical biomechanics 1
Observation, palpation and motion palpation
Theoretical biomechanics 2

Scientific project
Knowledge and values 1

2nd year

Energy and vital functions
Nutrition and Growth
Reproduction and pharmacodynamics
Thoracic technique
Clinical stay A
Lumbar technique
Pelvic technique
Cervical technique
Communication: ethics

Knowledge and values 2
Manual treatments: Theory and evidence

3rd year

Brain and senses
Attack and defence
From healthy to ill
Orthopaedic and neurological examinations
Soft tissue technique
Communication: The patient interview

Elective courses:
Clinical stay
Musculoskeletal diagnostics
Global Health and diagnostics

Basic research methodology
Bachelor's project

1. The Biomedical track

This line gives you the health sciences foundation which the whole chiropractic business is built on. It is organized in such a way that you acquire a comprehensive knowledge of life during the course of your 3-year Bachelor programme - from its conception until its end - such that you acquire insight into and an understanding of how health is promoted, diseases are prevented and how the disease presents itself, on the basis of scientific knowledge.

The Biomedical Line covers a very wide spectrum where you need to learn about a variety of topics ranging from molecules of cells, tissues and organs for individuals and society.

The Biomedical Line is constructed of modules and is organized in a multi-disciplinary manner, with contributions from disciplines such as Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Anatomy, Physiology, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, Pathology, Epidemiology and many more. The total duration of the Biomedical Line is 2 years.

2. The Profession track

This line takes place in parallel with the Biomedical Line. Theoretical Biomechanics is covered under the Profession Line, which forms the basis for understanding the subsequent skills training, where you, among other things, will acquire your manual skills. Also included is Communication education and training, as well as Diagnostics, where you really begin to gather together and build upon the large amount of knowledge you’ve acquired from all the three lines.

The total duration is equivalent to a ½ year of the Bachelor's degree programme. On the Profession Line it’s mandatory that all students contribute hours in stripped mode, in common with all the other students. “Stripped mode” means that students keep underwear (panties/bra) on, and “in common with the other students” means that all students practise in the same room without regard to gender, age, height, weight, religion or anything like that.

For further information, please refer to the curriculum of the Bachelor's degree programme in Clinical Biomechanics. You are also welcome to contact the Secretary of the Board of Studies, Lise Kæmsgaard Kirkedal, on 6550 3698.

3. The Academic track

As with the Profession Line, the Academic Line takes place in parallel with the Biomedical Line. It will give you the basic academic competencies which characterise a university course of study, and which is a prerequisite for your lifelong learning as a chiropractor. It includes the following elements: Theory of Science, Scientific Method, and Information Retrieval. At the end of the Bachelor's degree programme you will need to do a Bachelor Project.

The duration of the Academic Line is equivalent to a ½ year.

Guidelines for a “Good Chiropractic Education”

The programme follows the guidelines for a “Good Chiropractic Education” in Europe, which is described by “The European-South African Education Collaboration.” The content of the guidelines can be found in the document "Education position statement".

Last Updated 22.03.2019