Barcelona College of Chiropractic (BCC), the world’s first bilingual chiropractic college, will open in October 2009. The BCC is an international college located in the heart of the beautiful Mediterranean city of Barcelona. This vibrant city is rich in art, language, history, architecture, cuisine and culture. Additionally, it’s beaches and surrounding mountains provide many perfect opportunities for skiing, surfing, hiking and biking.
The college, which plans to open its doors to its first group of students on the 5th October 2009, is unusual in that it has two official languages Spanish and English. As a result, the BCC’s programme of study has been developed such that both native Spanish or English speakers can enroll with only a very low level of comprehension of the other language. During the first year of the programme of study classes will be taught in both Spanish and English, via simultaneous translation, and students will be supported with weekly language classes developed, delivered and assessed by the Universitat Pompeu Fabra’s (UPF) language department.
The BCC has an innovative curriculum that has been developed by experts that have incorporated some of the latest teaching, learning and assessment strategies. The study of basic sciences is central to the programme and in order to optimise the quality of the teaching and learning resources the BCC has developed collaborative agreements with two of the top public universities in Spain, the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (www.upf.edu) and the University of Girona (www.udg.edu).
Traditionally chiropractic was described as being made up of three key pillars – science, art and philosophy. One of the true strengths of the BCC is its focus on teaching via a curriculum balanced around those three pillars. Additionally, the BCC’s teaching, learning and assessment strategy aims to support students in developing an individualised approach to chiropractic and life long learning skills.
The professional association that represents chiropractors in Spain is the Asociación Espanola de Quiropractica (AEQ). An official collaborative agreement is now being developed between the BCC and the AEQ. For further AEQ-related details please visit www.quiropractica-aeq.com. Moreover, the BCC’s teaching and administrative staff are committed to ensuring that the college conforms closely to those procedures and standards outlined in the European Council on Chiropractic Education’s document titled “Accreditation procedures and standards in undergraduate chiropractic education and training”.
Thank you for your decision to support the BCC. Given the position of chiropractic as a leader in the pursuit of natural health and well-being, there has never been a better time to encourage your family, friends and patients to become a chiropractor.
Dr. Adrian Wenban, B.App.Sc., M.Med.Sc., MACC.
Email: [email protected]
Phone:(+34) 93 476 53 10
Office’s address: C. Mallorca, 364, 2, 1.
How can interested students find out more about the BCC? For further BCC-related information visit this website: www.barcelonascb.com.
Student application forms can be accessed at – www.barcelonascb.com/client/files/application-form-scb.doc.
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