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Online, Self-Paced Learning with Carrick Institute

Why On-Demand?  Increasing the value of your education impacts your life and the lives of those around you.  In the Neuro Community, lifelong learning is just part of the package.  In today’s world, higher learning doesn’t have to drastically affect your day-to-day schedule.  Now you have the chance to grow at your own pace, on your own time, from (just about) anywhere in the world.  Start your on-demand education with Carrick Institute today!

Study to become a Board-Certified Clinical Neurologist, or simply choose on-demand courses which appeal to you.

The Carrick Institute empowers clinicians and students with the tools necessary to better serve humankind as the Clinical Neurologists of tomorrow by providing them with the most up-to-date information available today. The highest standards in education, patient care, and innovation are upheld by our dynamic faculty, who share a common commitment to this cause.

Since 1979, Dr. Carrick and the Carrick Institute have been the leading authority in the training of physicians and therapists in the field of postgraduate clinical neurology. Over 14,000 clinicians have taken courses with Carrick Institute, in an effort to serve millions of patients at a higher level.

9 Benefits of Taking Carrick Institute Courses via Online, Self-Paced Learning:

  • Attend on-demand classes anytime, anywhere, all you need is web access.
  • Access course materials 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Learn from renowned instructors around the world, broadening your perspective.
  • Enhance your ability to help patients.
  • Take advantage of course notes to help guide you through the lesson.
  • Interact with instructors via video and text chat.
  • Take quizzes to assess retention of the material.
  • View your courses as many times as you like with lifetime access.
  • Enjoy the total flexibility of on-demand education

Choose From Hundreds of On-Demand Courses Within Multiple Programs

801 / 901 – Neuron Theory & Receptor Activation:
Advanced components of neuronal structure and activity will be reviewed with emphasis on the relationship between environmental potentials and their effects on the central nervous system. Clinical applications of the breadth and depth of information will be emphasized.

802 / 902 – Neuromuscular Applications:
Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the motor system in relationship to receptor activation. The relationship between brain/muscle spindle sensitivity/gain and muscle tone will be explored. Methodology concerning brain-based activation of the neuromuscular system will be presented.

803 / 903 – Peripheral Nervous System:
Structure and function of the peripheral nervous system will be reviewed with emphasis on the clinical syndromes most commonly associated with lesions in the system. The central consequences of such lesions will be discussed in relation to neuronal function thus developing new methodologies of diagnosis and treatment.

804 / 904 – Spinal Cord:
A detailed review of the structure and function of the spinal cord with an emphasis on clinical syndromes. Also to be presented is a structured methodology to differentiate between various clinical syndromes directly and or indirectly involving the spinal cord. Applications in the treatment of the spinal cord injured patient will be explored.

805 / 905 – Reflexogenic Systems:
Review of the structure and function of spinal cord reflexes from monosynaptic to cross-cord reflexes. Clinical applications will we emphasized in relation to the use of modalities in the treatment of central and peripheral-based disorders of muscle tone.

806 / 906 – Autonomic Nervous System:
Emphasis will be placed on the structure and function of the ANS in relationship to respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary function and pathology. Autonomic concomitants associated with central and peripheral lesions will be reviewed. A clinical methodology involving diagnosis and treatment of neurological dysfunction of the ANS will be reviewed.

807 / 907 – Cerebellar Cortices:
Review of the major afferent and efferent projections of the cerebellum as well as the central/peripheral consequences of cerebellar pathology. The relationship of labyrinthine integration to ocular movement will be discussed in detail with emphasis on its clinical application.

807 / 907 B – Spinal Cord & Cerebellum:
Designed to enhance clinical skills in analysis, treatment protocols and rehab, this module addresses the anatomy functional neurophysiology between the spinal cord and cerebellum with the major emphasis placed on the cerebellum.

808 / 908 – The Brain & Its Environment:
Review of the internal and supportive structures of the brain with emphasis placed on the major afferent and efferent projections associated with brain activity. Lesions of the supportive structures of the brain and the clinical methodology used in determining brain vascular integrity will be discussed. Applications specific to brain-based treatments will be explored in detail.

809 / 909 – Cranial Nerves:
A complete review of the structure and function of the cranial nerves with emphasis on their clinical syndromes. Applications and procedures specific to this area of the nervous system will be covered in detail both didactically and practically.

810 / 910 – Lobes of the Brain:
Review the basic functions and structures associated with the frontal, parietal, temporal and occipital lobes. A methodology involving the use of optokinetic stimulations and other brain-based diagnostics and therapeutics will be reviewed.

811 / 911 – Neurological Diagnosis:
Presentation of a structured format in approaching the neurological examination. Emphasis will be placed on reviewing the most common syndromes one may encounter during the practical portion of the exam as well as methodology to understand and apply non-Cartesian logic.

812 / 912 – Sensory Systems:
The major sensory pathways will be discussed specific to their structure and function. Central processing of sensory information will be reviewed in relationship to thalamic and cortical integration. Disorders of the sensorium will be reviewed and methodology introduced to aid in differentiating these disorders from central and peripheral origins. Applications specific to the treatment of the sensorium will be explored.

813 / 913 – Pain:
Pain generating mechanisms will be reviewed from the receptor to central processing. Central mechanisms for pain inhibition and facilitation will be reviewed with emphasis placed on the clinical syndromes associated with pain integration. Methodology specific to chiropractic modalities will be reviewed as well.

814 / 914 – Head & Face Pain:
The most common syndromes involving head pain from migraines to trigeminal neuralgia will be reviewed. Afferent pain pathways from the face will be reviewed in regards to their structure and function. Applications specific to the facial pain sufferer will be presented.

815 / 915 – Motor Systems:
Discussion of the structure and function of the major volitional and non-volitional motor pathways. The function of the basal ganglia, cerebral cortex, cerebellum, brainstem, and spinal cord will be discussed in relation to the human motor system. Applications specific to the diagnosis and treatment of both central and peripheral pathology will be covered.

818 / 918 – Neurological Rehabilitation
Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

819 / 919 – Movement Disorders
Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

820 / 920 – Cardiac Functions
Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

821 / 921 – Digestion & Reproductive Function
Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

822 / 922 – Neurological Examination
Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

823 / 923 – Neurological Review
Presentation of applications specific to the disorders of the human nervous system. The candidate will learn how to apply advanced applications specific to all areas of the nervous system studied in the Graduate School Program of Clinical Neurology. These advanced modules will be based upon practicums and patient-based paradigms.

824 / 924 – Clinical Applications of Joint Manipulation:
This program of study is central to the hands-on adjusting of joints without the use of instrumentation or anesthesia. Our program is designed to promote maximum skill acquisition in adjusting by the Chiropractor. The participant will be immersed in practical application learning scenarios based upon a neurological model of health care.

825 / 925 – Introduction to Functional Neurology and Receptor Based Rehabilitation:

This program focusses on some practical and effective ways of applying Neurology for the practicing clinician.

    • Learn what is Functional Neurology, its foundational concepts and why it will transform your practice
    • Learn assessments and tests to get insight into a patient’s neurological presentation
    • Cased-based learning by reviewing Dr. Carrick’s patient videos demonstrating how he reached his diagnosis and his treatment approach
    • See functional neurology clinical applications that you will be able to apply with your patients

Clinical Neuroscience 20 Module Bundle
A bundle of 20 modules of the 800 Series (15 credit hour modules).

Module 1 – The basal ganglia in health and disease
This module will discuss the anatomy and physiology of the basal ganglia from a functional point of view.   The role of the basal ganglia in health and disease will be explored with major attention focus to clinical examinations at the bedside.
Module 2 – The clinical movement  disorder phenotypes
Movement disorders are largely individual but they can be grouped into certain phenotypes. This learning module will develop an understanding of the relationships of different presenting movements disorder classifications. The learner will be exposed to tremor,  Chorea,  myoclonus, hemiballismus, gait disturbances and more.
Module 3 – The diagnosis, etiology, epidemiology and treatment of dystonia
Dystonia imprisons patients in a clinical cage. This knowledge module will introduce primary and secondary dystonia through their phenotype and physiological origins. A paradigm based upon patient applications will enable a comprehensive understanding of generalized dystonia as well as conditions of writer’s cramp’s, spasmodic torticollis, cerebral palsy and other inherited dystonia.
Module 4 – Clinical applications in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders:

    • Saccadic and pursuit eye movements
    • Manipulation as movement disorders treatments
    • Vestibular Ocular Responses to Angular and Translational Movements
    • Cerebellar based treatments
    • Neostriatal based treatments
    • Frontal lobe based treatments
    • Parietal lobe based treatments
    • Occipital lobe based treatments
    • Substantia Nigra based treatments
    • Mesencephalic based treatments
    • Pontine based treatments
    • Medullary based treatments
    • Spinal Cord based treatments

Entire Program Bundle – Movement Disorders

Module 1 – Core concepts and principles of Clinical Neurochemistry

    • Neuron and synapse structure and physiology
    • The internal biochemical environment of the neuron
    • Neural Membranes
    • Neuron biogenergetics
    • Neurotransmission
    • Disorders of the membranes, energetics, and neurotransmission
    • Physical and neurological examination correlates
    • Clinical Conditions discussed: Epilepsies, Stroke, Pain

Module 2 – The Four Systemic Metabolic Priorities that Affect Neuron Health and Function

    • Iron and Red Blood Cell Chemistry
    • Blood Sugar regulation and Adrenal Gland physiology
    • Liver and Gastrointestinal physiology
    • Autoimmunity
    • Physical & Neurological examination correlates
    • How to use Laboratory Testing
    • Clinical Conditions Discussed: Type 2 Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, Fatigue, Anemias, Hepatic Biotransformation, Adrenal dysfunction

Module 3 – Systems Neurochemistry

    • Autonomic Nervous System
    • Neuromuscular Junction
    • Basal Ganglia
    • Cerebellum
    • Hypothalamus
    • Limbic System
    • Vestibular System
    • Clinical Conditions discussed: BPPV, Chronic dizziness & dysequilibrium, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Insomnia, Peripheral Neuropathies

Module 4 – Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation

    • The Immune-Neuroendocrine Network
    • Cytokine Receptors and Production in the Brain
    • Effects of Cytokines on Brain Function
    • Effects of Immune System on Brain Neurochemistry
    • Regulation of the Inflammatory Response in the Brain
    • Neuroimmune Cross Talk
    • Role of Glia in CNS inflammation
    • Autoimmune processes in the Central Nervous System
    • The inflammatory component of Neurodegeneration
    • Clinical Conditions discussed: Multiple Sclerosis, Demyelinating conditions, Depression, Migraine, CRPS, TBI, Intestinal Permeability, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Autism

Module 5 – Neurodegeneration

    • β amyloid
    • α synuclein
    • Tau
    • Neurofibrillary tangles
    • Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease
    • Glutamate
    • Necrosis and apoptosis – cell death and survival
    • Mitochondrial dysfunction, excitotoxicity, oxidative stress
    • Genetics
    • Clinical Conditions discussed: Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Dementia, Encephalopathies, TBI, Autism

Module 6 –  Review & Clinical Applications of Core Concepts & Principles

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      • In this last module, we will weave all previous modules together into a robust and flexible diagnostic and treatment model utilizing what we’ve been talking about all along:
        • Neurochemistry principles
        • Patient History
        • Physical/Neurological examination
        • Lab Testing
        • Diet modification
        • Supplementation

Entire Program Bundle – Clinical Neurochemistry

This is a 6-module program composed of 25 hours of lecture, flipped classroom, Q-stream, and examination for the competency of the material covered per module. This program is designed for maximal learning and retention.

 

Topics:

  • Designing and Implementing a Concussion Treatment Program
  • Overview of Concussion/TBI, Epidemiology & Consensus Updates
  • Pathophysiology of Acute Concussion/mTBI and Post Concussion Syndromes
  • The biomechanics of Head Injury and Concussion/mTBI
  • Neurocognitive Testing
  • Examination and Diagnosis of the Head Injury Patient
  • Treatment of Acute and Chronic Concussion/mTBI (Return to Learn, Work, & Play)
  • Neurophysiology of Concussion/mTBI and Post-Concussion Syndrome (PCS)
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Functional Rehabilitation Strategies
  • Head Eye Vestibular Motion function and rehabilitation
  • Competency in concussion management Software use
  • Competency in visual system testing and eye tracking use
  • Competency in Concussion/mTBI EEG and Evoked Potential Training use

TBI 1 – Self-Paced Learning
TBI 2 – Self-Paced Learning
TBI 3 – Self-Paced Learning 
TBI 4 – Self-Paced Learning Coming Soon
TBI 5 – Live | Live Stream – April 24-26, 2020
TBI 6 – Live | Live Stream – June 26-28, 2020

 

Brain Dissection On-Demand for Clinicians: Examining Structure and Function

A 25-hour course under the direction of Prof. Frederick R. Carrick, DC, PhD, MS-HPEd
Brain dissection is not new.  It has existed as a primary teaching tool for clinicians for a very long time.  But the Carrick Institute brain dissection program is uniquely designed for clinicians because it takes an in-depth look at the brain in more detail than a standard dissection course.  Throughout the course, Dr. Carrick leads doctors on an exciting journey of function related to structure.  Each area of the brain is carefully dissected, discussed and described in depth by Prof Frederick R. Carrick.

This incredible 25-hour on-demand class will allow you access to the full the brain dissection course at your own pace, so you can be sure to fully grasp the material.  If you missed the brain dissection course in person, or if you want to review, on-demand brain dissection provides an opportunity for long term knowledge retention you can’t get elsewhere.  The course will also include an exam to assess and reinforce the materials covered.

This clinical applications module is an advanced clinical experience that expands the clinician’s ability to utilize eye movements to understand, diagnose and treat disorders of the nervous system. This clinical module expands and details information that was learned in the Carrick Institute Clinical Applications of Eye Movements module.

The program includes an in-depth understanding of eye movements and brain control as well as eye movements and brain influences. The clinical scholar will be able to understand, develop and apply treatment stratagems specific for individual areas of the nervous system.

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This 6-module program builds on top of current best research and understanding of developmental disorders as well as the latest advancements in their treatment. With an increase in the prevalence of developmental disorders, the need for properly trained clinicians that understand the neurophysiology, know how to make the correct diagnosis, understand the co-management with various levels of healthcare and support, and have mastery of a Clinical Neuroscience approach  to treating these conditions is higher than ever.

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FAQs

Online, Self-Paced Modules are pre-recorded classes that have been turned into online courses for the convenience of our scholars.  On-Demand classes include lifetime access, so you can do the class on your own time. Each class has notes, quizzes and the option for you to re-watch the class as many times as you would like.

Yes! All Carrick Institute online, self-paced courses count towards hours for the ACNB and ACFN. You will receive a Proof of Attendance for each On-Demand Course Completed. In some States, these courses will count towards your state Continuing Education, but you will need to check with your state.

*Case Reviews on-demand do not count for any hours.*

Yes! Course materials include quizzes and notes to increase knowledge retention and test your comprehension.

 
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