ICA Diplomate in Clinical Chiropractic Paediatrics
The Paediatric Diplomate Programme
With a phenomenal faculty, this three year paediatric
programme is presented in Australia and New Zealand. The programme is a
combination of online and face-to-face
sessions, and successful graduates are awarded the Diplomate of the ICA Council on
Chiropractic Paediatrics (DICCP). The diplomate syllabus is a 250+ hour credit
course administered by the New
Zealand College of Chiropractic.
The ICA Council on Chiropractic
Paediatrics is one of the specialty councils of the International
Chiropractors' Association. It began in 1993 and was the first specialty
paediatric programme in chiropractic. Many others have since sprung up.
Palmer College is the only other chiropractic institution to have
previously hosted the programme.
first year of the diplomate programme features normal and abnormal
considerations and conditions encountered during the spectrum of a
child’s growth from prenatal care through to adolescence. Gain expertise
in examination, referential diagnosis, evaluation, adjusting procedures
and correlative studies in patient management. Presenters
include Drs Sharon Vallone, Belinda Siddle, Lora Tanis, Marina Fox and Tracy Barnes. An examination at the end of this year
tests knowledge accumulated in Year 1.
programme continues with paediatric research, neurology, personal
injury, sports injury, orthopaedics, biomechanics, and radiology.
Although there is no exam for this year, you will be required to write a
paper, (often a case study), although other research avenues are also
The final year of the
programme focuses on myofascial technique, psychology, cranial sacral
technique, special needs children, and algorithms for common paediatric
conditions and unusual case presentations. The writing of another paper
and a paper presentation are also required. Bonus material is provided
on research writing and documentation. At the end of the third year you
will sit your final exams which will prepare you for the Diplomate exam.
Your Understanding of Paediatrics to the Next Level
have completed the programme and are Board eligible, you can sit
Diplomate exam which is conducted by the ICA Council. All candidates who
successfully pass the Board examination are awarded the DICCP
(Diplomate of the ICA Council on Chiropractic Paediatrics) credential.
The one requirement is that anyone taking this programme must be a
of the ICA Council on Paediatrics. The annual membership fee is $120
chiropractic paediatric expert you want to be.
Only $4,995 NZD per
year + GST
further information on the Diplomate programme please contact Gemma Angus on +64 9 526 6789 or email email@example.com
visit the ICA Council on Chiropractic Paediatrics website.
Please note the next intake of the diplomate will not be until 2015 as the programme only runs once every 3 years.