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Mosby's Review Questions for the NBCE Examination: Parts I and IINEW
Mosby's Review Questions for the NBCE Examination:
Parts I and II

This valuable review tool features 1,000 multiple-choice questions with explanatory answers, organized by topic, according to Parts I and II of the NBCE boards. No other product on the market is as comprehensive and useful. It provides a Q&A review with rationale and quick reference tools to help users prepare for the boards. Updated references in each section direct students to supplemental reading for further information. Tables, boxes, and other quick-reference tools summarize content at a glance.
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I. Case History (7%)

II. Inspection (5%)

III. Vital Signs (3%)

IV. Head and Neck Examination (6%)
A. Face
B. Cranium
C. Eye
D. Ear
E. Nose and sinuses
F.  Mouth and throat
G. Neck

V. Thorax Examination (6%)
(including heart and lungs)
A. Auscultation
B. Percussion
C. Palpation

VI. Abdominal Examination (6%)
A. Auscultation
B. Percussion
C. Palpation

VII. Rectal and Urogenital Examination (3%)
A. Rectal
B. Male urogenital

VIII. Clinical Diagnosis (50%)
A. Head, eyes, ears, nose and throat
B. Respiratory diseases
C. Cardiovascular diseases
D. Blood and lymphatic diseases
E. Gastrointestinal diseases
F Genitourinary diseases
G. Endocrine and metabolic disorders
H. Immunological disorders
I. Nutritional disorders
J. Infectious diseases

IX. Laboratory Interpretation (14%)
A. Urinalysis
B. Hematology
C. Serology
D. Chemistry
E. Special studies


I. Case History (15%)

II. Posture and Gait Assessment (6%)

III. Orthopedic Examination (20%)
A. Cervical spine
B. Thoracic spine
C. Lumbar spine and pelvis
D. Extremities

IV. Neurologic Examination (20%)
A. CNS function tests
B. Cranial nerve function
C. Motor function
D. Sensory function
E. Reflexes

V. Clinical Diagnosis (39%)
A. Neurologic disorders
B. Peripheral vascular disorders
C. Muscular disorders
D. Bone and joint disorders


I. X-ray Technology (26%)
A. Physics
B. Film quality and assurance
C. Darkroom technique
D. Radiologic protection

II. Radiographic Positioning and Normal Anatomy (22%)
A. Skull
B. Cervical spine
C. Thoracic spine
D. Lumbar spine
E. Pelvis
F Extra-spinal

III. X-Ray Diagnosis (35%)
A. Skeletal
B. Chest
C. Abdomen
D. Other

IV. Methods of Interpretation (9%)
A. Biomechanical analysis
- posture
- subluxations
B. Mensuration procedures
C. X-ray reports

V. Specialized Imaging Procedures (8%)
Examples include:
- magnetic resonance imaging
- ultrasonography
- computed tomography
- radionuclide bone scan


I. Evolution of Chiropractic Principles (12%)

II. Concepts of Subluxation and Spinal Lesions (35%)
A. Proprioceptive insult-somatosomatic reflex models
B. Neural compression-traction models
C. Visceral reflex models
D. Vascular insufficiency models
E. Axonal aberration-trophic models
F Neuroimmunomodulation models
G. Biomechanical models
H. Other

III. Basic Science Concepts in Chiropractic (26%)
A. Anatomical
B. Physiological
C. Biomechanical
D. Pathological

IV. Applied Chiropractic Principles (27%)
A. Subluxation etiologies
B. General effects of adjustment and manipulation


I. Spinal Analysis and Evaluation (36%)
A. Observation
B. Palpation
C. Case history and examination findings
D. Indications and contraindications for chiropractic care

II. Chiropractic Adjustive Technique (31%)
A. Cervical techniques
B. Thoracic techniques
C. Lumbar techniques
D. Pelvic techniques
E. Costal and extremity techniques

III. Case Management & Patient Education (33%)
A. Further diagnostic testing
B. Treatment plan and prognosis
C. Adjunctive measures
D. Home care, prevention and rehabilitation


I. Geriatrics (14%)
A. Anatomic and physiologic process of aging
B. Geriatric disorders and case management

II. Dermatology (11%)
A. Types of skin lesions
B. Microbial infections
C. Tumors
D. Dermatitis
E. Scaling diseases
F Vesicular and bullous diseases
G. Pigmentary disorders
H. Inflammatory reactions
I. Disorders of hair follicles and sebaceous glands

III. Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Venereal Diseases) (9%)
A. Gonorrhea
B. Syphilis
D. Chlamydia
E. Herpes
F Other

IV. Toxicology (9%)
A. Pharmacology
B. Poisoning
C. Environmental and occupational toxicology

V. Emergency Procedures (12%)
A. Cardiopulmonary arrest
B. Poisoning
C. Thermal injuries
D. Shock
E. Head and spinal injuries
F Choking
G. Fractures, dislocations, strains and sprains
H. Other

VI. Psychology (11%)
A. Theories and general concepts
B. Mental and emotional disorders
C. Assessment methods and case management

VII. Gynecology and Obstetrics (13%)
A. Gynecological examination
B. Breast examination and disorders
C. Gynecological disease and abnormalities
D. Pregnancy
E. Labor and delivery
F.  Postpartum
G. Obstetric disorders

VIII. Pediatrics (15%)
A. Care of newborn
B. Growth and development
C. Congenital disorders
D. Childhood infectious diseases
E. Pathological conditions and childhood injuries
F.  Emotional disorders and learning disabilities
G. Nutritional problems

IX. Jurisprudence, Ethics and Basic Economics (6%)