Practical learning of chiropractic
O you want to earn a chiropractic degree with hands-on practical sessions and clinical training? If so, consider a degree in chiropractic at the International Medical University (IMU), Malaysia’s first and most established private medical and healthcare university with 22 years of dedicated focus in health care education.
From the very first semester, you will have the opportunity to experience many hours of hands-on practical sessions in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre and in IMU’s Healthcare Clinics, preparing you for an exciting and rewarding career.
As a final year student, you will be seeing patients in the IMU Healthcare Clinics under the supervision of a clinician.
Explaining how the clinical training is conducted, Tan Boo Kuo, a Semester 8 student who is undergoing clinical training at the IMU Chiropractic Centre in Setiawalk, Puchong, says, “We were divided into groups and supervised by different clinicians respectively.
“We are trained in history taking, physical examination and therapeutic care. Three times each week, we will have a two-hour clinical conference to discuss our cases and learn chiropractic techniques. Besides this, the clinician will come to help us if we receive rare complicated cases.”
Another student in the same cohort, Teh Hui Boon, who is undergoing clinical training at the IMU Chiropractic Centre in Bukit Jalil, adds, “Every group of interns has one supervising clinician. Upon handling a new patient’s case, we will discuss the findings with the clinician before coming out with a diagnosis and treatment plan. Different clinicians have different styles in guiding the clinical training.
“We are assessed and trained in performing history taking and examination, generating a diagnosis, providing the appropriate treatment (adjustment being the most important) and completion of paperwork.”
Tan adds: “It has been an experience learning how to approach the public as a primary health care provider. I find it very interesting.
“I also feel very comfortable learning from our supervisors who are passionate and caring.
“Right now I can handle cases such as neck pain, low back pain well.”
Teh chips in: “The clinical training gives me the opportunity to meet all kinds of patients. These experiences have taught us how to deal with patients with real conditions and gave us a taste of how our future practice might be, for example how to explain to patients about chiropractic since it is so new and not known by most of the Malaysia population.”
Teh is looking forward to being in contact with people from the community and being able to help them upon graduation.
The four-year Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic programme at IMU has been awarded full accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education, Australia (CCEA) for a period of 3+1 years – the longest period awarded for first-time accreditations by the CCEA, an independent and nationally recognised body responsible for ensuring competency and high education standards in chiropractic for the Australian community.
It is also the first and only complete Chiropractic educational programme in Malaysia as well as in South-East Asia.
Intake for this programme is in January each year.
If you have pre-university qualifications and desire to be a health care professional, apply now at www.imu.edu.my for an excellent start to an exciting and highly rewarding career.
If you have just completed the SPM and do not have pre-university qualification, consider the one-year IMU Foundation in Science, the preferred foundation and direct route for entry into any of the university’s local degree programmes.
The first intake for this programme will be in January 2014. You can find out more about this programme at http://info.imu.edu. my/foundation
For details, refer to www.imu.edu.my, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call IMU at 03-2731 7272.
The Bachelor of Science (Hons) Chiropractic programme at International Medical University has been awarded full accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education, Australia.