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Mae Hilty Memorial Library: QEP

QEP

This page contains information about Texas Chiropractic College's Quality Enhancement Plan.  A Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) is part of the process of reaccrediting an institution of higher learning.  The title of TCC's QEP,  Enhancing Interprofessional Collaboration Regarding the Role of Chiropractic in Healthcare, highlights the two topics covered by the plan:  chiropractic manipulation and interprofessional education.  

The QEP logo was designed by TCC student Bladimir Penado for a competition held during the Fall 2018 trimester.  It shows the interconnectedness between chiropractic and other healthcare professions, with the spine as the axis around which chiropractic care revolves.

The full QEP document is available here as a downloadable PDF.

The QEP supports TCC's mission:
To promote excellence in the education of practice-ready doctors of chiropractic who are focused on evidence-informed, patient-centered care; seek new knowledge through scholarship and research; and engage our communities through ongoing service.

QEP Activities, Year Zero, 2018-2019

  • faculty in-service on an IPE-related topic, 1 per trimester
  • guest speaker at all-school assembly, 1 per trimester
  • begin to develop a video library of interviews of professionals from other aspects of healthcare
  • begin to develop an activity based on force-sensing technology to explain chiropractic manipulation to other health professionals
  • develop and pilot test interprofessional encounter scenarios using standardized patients
  • establish an interdisciplinary clinic rotation or preceptorship
  • develop a communication plan to keep stakeholders informed
  • add QEP-related learning outcomes to ExamSoft metadata
  • add QEP-related material to designated courses
  • use validated assessment tools to assess student learning of QEP-related information

QEP Activities, Year One, 2019-2020

  • faculty in-service on IPE-related topic, 1 per trimester
  • guest speaker at all-school assembly, 1 per trimester
  • continue development of a video library of interviews of professionals in other aspects of healthcare
  • identify courses and collaborative settings in which to implement the force-sensing technology activity
  • identify courses in which to use interprofessional encounter scenarios using standardized patients
  • contiue to develop clinical collaborations; evaluate collaborations at end of academic year
  • communicate progress to stakeholders
  • add QEP-related material in designated courses
  • use validated assessment tools to assess student learning of QEP-related information

QEP Student Learning Outcomes

SLO 1.  Explain the anticipated effects of chiropractic care to patients and to other health professionals

  • 1a.  Describe the physiological mechanisms of chiropractic manipulation
  • 1b.  Determine the appropriateness of delivering chiropractic manipulation
  • 1c.  Assess clinical effects following chiropractic manipulation
  • 1d.  Summarize the evidence base for the effectiveness of chiropractic care

SLO 2.  Identify the safety/risks of chiropractic manipulation to patients and other health professionals

  • 2a.  Explain how DCs protect patient safety while performing chiropractic manipulation
  • 2b.  Summarize the evidence base for the safety of chiropractic manipulation

SLO 3.  Collaborate with other health professions about management plans that include chiropractic care

  • 3a.  Explain DCs' scope of practice and areas of expertise to other health professionals
  • 3b.  Describe the roles, responsibilities, infrastructure of other healthcare professions and settings
  • 3c.  Communicate with patients, families, and team to ensure understanding of risks, benefits, natural history, and alternatives to chiropractic care
  • 3d.  Develop appropriate collaborative strategies