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Mae Hilty Memorial Library: 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 former 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, FA 22 (Year 3 summary)

  • faculty in-service on an IPE-related topic, 1 per trimester:  paused due to Covid-19
  • interprofessional guest speaker at all-school assembly, 1 per trimester:  3 live presentations made via Teams (will be changed to 1 per academic year)
  • develop Roles & Responsibilities document with TTUHSC:  completed
  • use force-sensing table technology to explain chiropractic manipulation to other health professionals: on hold due to Covid-19
  • classroom IPE activities, Tri 4-6: increased to 5 activities in 4 courses and 3 trimesters by year 3
  •  interprofessional encounter scenarios using standardized patients: paused due to Covid-19; will be resumed when UTHSC is available again
  • establish an interdisciplinary clinic rotation or preceptorship: paused due to Covid-19; neurology rotation with MD and family practice rotation with NP to be added soon
  • communicate with QEP stakeholders:  expectations met; addition of email contact in parallel with Canvas announcements
  • add and track QEP-related SLOs using ExamSoft metadata, Tri 1-8: added and tracked; increasing
  • add and track QEP-related SLOs by faculty observation of interns, Tri 8-10: added and tracked; stable
  • track page views of summaries of chiropractic safety and effectiveness:  continue as articles are made available in Canvas (supersedes access on Clinical Compass, which was not used much)
  • qualitatively assess intern comments from APE rotations, Tri 8-10: collected during intern exit interviews in FA19, unable to collect SP20/SU20 due to Covid-19

Resources about chiropractic safety (links verified 3 March 2023)

These articles are about the safety of chiropractic care and spinal manipulation.  You may download one copy each for your personal use, unless the copyright statement on the article gives you additional rights.  You must be logged into the TCC library website or Canvas to access full texts marked with ** .

QEP Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

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