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CONO clinical exam prep course

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CONO clinical exam prep course

May 9, 2020 to May 10, 2020

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Open to: 
students, NDs
Live course (Student) - $149 (2-days) / $99 (1-day)
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Course description

In an effort to promote social distancing, this course has been deferred until further notice.

This course is designed to help students successfully prepare for CONO’s entry-to-practice clinical examinations. This live two-day course will be a practical review of the entry-level competency requirements for manipulation and physical examination/instrumentation, and will also be open to NDs seeking remediation or a practical review of these modalities.

Course schedule

Physical Examination/Instrumentation (Part 1)
Date: Saturday, May 9, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Manipulation (Part 1)
Date: Sunday May 10, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Learning objectives

This course will review:
  • proper use of medical equipment and terminology while performing physical exams
  • physical examinations including vitals, cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, EENT and neurological as well as relevant diagnoses
  • anatomy and motion palpation for cervical (Occ-C1, C1-Occ, C1-C2, C2-C7), thoracic (T1-T12) and lumbar (L1-L5) and sacroiliac joints (SI)
  • absolute and relative contraindications for manipulation
  • assessment, motion palpation and manipulation adjustment techniques, including appropriate set-up and line of drive

Required supplies

Participants are asked to bring:
  • tuning fork
  • reflex hammer
  • thermometer
  • ophthalmoscope
  • otoscope
  • sphygmomanometer
  • stethoscope

Dr. Rita Patel, ND - Instructor

Dr. Rita Patel, ND, is a licensed naturopathic doctor, who has been teaching physical examinations for the past 15 years to students, through Physical and Clinical Diagnosis, Primary Care and IMG Clinical Skills Refresher at CCNM. In addition, she supervises patient care by fourth year interns at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic (RSNC) and the Brampton Naturopathic Teaching Clinic (BNTC), where she is the lead supervisor. She also practices at Health Mantra in Mississauga and the Student Wellness Centre at McMaster University in Hamilton.

Dr. Sean McConnell, ND - Instructor

Sean McConnell graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with a degree in cultural anthropology before completing the four-year naturopathic program at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), where he was awarded the Dr. Shimon Levytam prize for outstanding understanding of naturopathic medicine. Presently, Sean acts as a teaching assistant for Health Psychology and Naturopathic Manipulation, and works at Ancestral Voices Healing Centre on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory southwest of Hamilton.

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