THE PROGRAMME

IFEC provides 5,000 hours of coursework, the equivalent of 300 ECTS credits*, with 60 ECTS credits per year, over a period of 5 academic years, combining practical and theoretical courses.

A number of internships in hospital sectors, in liberal practice, and in the school clinical center are scheduled, including one 15-month clinical internship during the fourth and fifth years, in one of IFEC’s Chiropractic Clinics.

At the end of the training programme, our students receive a Chiropractic diploma licensed by the Ministry of Health, which allows graduates to use the title of Chiropractor in France.

The diploma delivered by IFEC may allow graduates to practice chiropractic in many different countries, subject to compliance with the country’s regulations.

 

* The purpose of the ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) is to facilitate academic recognition of studies. ECTS credits are proportional to the volume of work students need to furnish and measure the level attained.
THE PROGRAMME

YEAR 1

UE 1.1 Chemistry – biophysics
UE 1.2 Cell and development

UE 2.1 Anatomy and histology
UE 2.2 Anatomy of members

UE 5.1 Clinical sciences – Introduction

UE 7.1 History and philosophy of chiropractic, health and care
UE 7.2 Communication in chiropractic 1

UE 8.1 Methodology

UE 1.3 Neuromusculoskeletal physiology - Sport physiology
UE 1.4  Biochemistry, metabolism, immunology

UE 2.3  Biomechanics – members
UE 2.4 
Specialized histology
UE 2.5
Spine and chest anatomy

UE 4.1 Imaging and member imaging membres

UE 5.2 Members examination

UE 7.3 Communication in chiropractic 2

UE 8.2 Biostatistics – Introduction

UE 9.1 Clinic shadowing

YEAR 2

UE 1.5 Cardiopulmonary and renal physiology
UE 1.6 Clinical neurophysiology and pain

UE 2.6 Head-neck thorax-abdomen-pelvis anatomy
UE 2.7
Spine biomechanics

UE 4.2 Imaging spine thorax

UE 5.3 Spine-thorax-abdomen-pelvis examination

UE 6.1 Basic knowledge of spine adjustment

UE 7.4 Chiropractic in the field of health

UE 8.3 Applied biostatistics and epidemiology basic knowledge

UE 1.7 Digestive physiology, nutrition and endocrinology

UE 2.8 Neuroanatomy

UE 3.1 Anatomical pathology, bacteriology and virology

UE 4.3 Principles of semiology in spine imaging

UE 5.4 Spine and thorax dynamic examination – Anamnesis in chiropractic

UE 6.2 Interventions and treatments in chiropractic 1

UE 7.5 Clinical psychology
UE 7.6 Public health – MSDs prevention – Health system organisation

UE 9.2 Clinic shadowing

YEAR 3

UE 2.9 Anatomy tutorials 

UE 3.2 General semiology 1
UE 3.3 General neurology semiology

UE 4.4 Mechanical pathology and orthopaedic
semiology 1

UE 5.5 Basis of neuro-orthopaedic examination

UE 6.3 Interventions and treatments in chiropractic 2

UE 8.4 Scientific publication analysis

UE 3.4 General semiology 2
UE 3.5 General rheumatology semiology
UE 3.6 Cardiopulmonary semiology– Emergency care

UE 4.5 Mechanical pathology and orthopaedic
semiology 2

UE 5.6 Patient examination – Simple cases

UE 6.4 Interventions and treatments in chiropractic 3

UE 8.5 Applied research

UE 9.3 Anamnesis and diagnostic in chiropractic
chiropraxie
UE 9.4 Clinical application training
UE 9.5 Hospital training

YEAR 4

UE 3.7 Pharmacology and biological analysis
UE 3.8
Paediatrics and geriatrics semiology
UE 3.9
Psychiatric disorders semiology

UE 4.6 Spine and thorax disorders semiology – Spine and Sport traumatology

UE 5.7 Patient examination – Complex cases

UE 6.5 Interventions and treatments in chiropractic 4 – Risks and complications
UE 6.6 Rehabilitation – Pregnant women and children care

UE 7.7 Patient relationship, ethics and deontology

UE 8.6 Systematic literature reviews

UE 9.6 Clinical application training
UE 9.7 Diagnosis approach, care and therapeutic decision in chiropractic 1 

UE 4.7 Members traumatology, MSDs functional analysis examination with ultrasound

UE 6.7 The use of tools and soft tissue technics
UE 6.8 Interventions and treatments in chiropractic 5

UE 7.8 Patients’ rights, responsibility, professional regulation

UE 8.7 Thesis preparation

UE 9.8 Diagnosis approach, care and therapeutic decision in chiropractic 2

UE 9.9 Hospital training 2
UE 9.10
Chiropractic clinical internship 1
 

YEAR 5

UE 6.9 Interventions and treatments in chiropractic 6

UE 7.9 Education and therapeutic plan – Biopsychosocial and clinic psychology in chiropractic cares

UE 8.8 Thesis

UE 9.11 Clinic cases – Occupational diseases and MSDs
UE 9.12 Hospital training 3
UE 9.13 Chiropractic clinical internship 2

UE 4.8 Neuromusculoskeletal semiology in-depth look

UE 6.10 Interventions and treatments in chiropractic 7

UE 7.10 Professional project

UE 8.9 Thesis and presentation

UE 9.14 Chiropractic clinical internship 3
UE 9.15 Clinic cases – athletes cares

UE 9.16 Liberal cabinet internship

9 TEACHING MODULES

And share of courses by field (theoretical courses and practical work only)

HUMAN SCIENCES (13,5%)

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE FOUNDED ON EVIDENCE (6,5%)

INTEGRATION OF CHIROPRACTIC KNOWLEDGE AND KNOW-HOW (7%)

NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL SYMPTOMATOLOGY (12%)

CLINICAL SCIENCES, PATIENT EXAMINATION (8%)

CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENTS AND INTERVENTIONS (17%)

DESCRIPTIVE AND FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY (14%)

FUNDAMENTAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (10%)

SYMPTOMATOLOGY (12%)

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