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This unit offers you an introduction to the principles and practice of chiropractic, within the context of the Australian health care system. The overall structure of the Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 1 unit covers integrated material on topics to prepare you for progressively more complex health-related units in the course. As such, it commences with etymology (medical terminology); basic musculoskeletal assessment protocols; postural observation and analysis; movement (active and passive ranges of motion); psychomotor palpation skills to spinal and peripheral anatomy landmarks; elementary biomechanics; history of manipulation and founding philosophical principles of chiropractic.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 1
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
Co-requisite: BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1 Or BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 1 - 2023
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources
Chiropractic Technique: Principles and Procedures
Authors: David H. Peterson and Thomas F. Bergmann
Additional Textbook Information
The prescribed textbook can be accessed online at the CQUniversity Library website. Access can be limited, so if you prefer your own copy, you can purchase either paper or eBook versions at the CQUni Bookshop here:http://bookshop.cqu.edu.au(search on the Unit code)
You will need access to the following IT resources:
Objective structured clinical examinations - weeks 6 and 12 Due: Week 12 Wednesday (31 May 2023) 1:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam WeekBegin Date:
05 Jun 2023
End of Term computer lab test
Events and Submissions/Topic
End of Term Test Due: Review/Exam Week Wednesday (7 June 2023) 10:30 am AEST
Exam WeekBegin Date:
12 Jun 2023
Events and Submissions/Topic
1 On-campus Activity
During most practical classes there will be an associated on-campus activity. These will be a mix of activities but could and will include things like demonstrating clinical skills learned during the last class, participating in a discussion on the weekly theoretical topic, using the anatomical models in class to locate landmarks or other similar activities. These activities are designed to develop your clinical skills and theoretical knowledge. The tasks will be completed during the first 10-15 minutes of each class. You will be provided with an on-campus activity sheet which you will be required to bring to each class and upon completion of the activity have your in-class tutor sign and date it. It is your responsibility to ensure this sheet is completed and kept safe as it is proof of completion. Once you have completed the assessment you will need to upload the sheet to Moodle. This assignment requires 80% to pass.
Please note, this is a pass/fail assessment task that means if you do not achieve a pass for this task you will not pass the unit. Supplementary assessments are not available for pass/fail assessment items.
Assessment Due Date
Week 11 Friday (26 May 2023) 12:00 pm AEST
Submit your signed on-campus activity completion sheet to Moodle after the last activity
Return Date to Students
Week 12 Friday (2 June 2023)
You will receive formative feedback following each activity during the term and your final result will be confirmed through Moodle.
Minimum mark or grade
The assessment criteria for this assessment task will involve completing 80% of the on-campus activities.
These activities will involve and be assessed on the following:
Completing a task (additional details of the weekly activities can be found on Moodle)
Receiving formative feedback
Participating in group discussions
Having the on-campus activity sheet signed after each activity
Uploading the on-campus activity sheet to Moodle at the end of week 11
Perform and interpret musculoskeletal assessment tasks using postural observation, range of motion measurements and static palpation of spinal and axial landmarks.
3 In-class Test(s)
End of Term Test
This end of term test will be undertaken in a CQUni computer lab on the Brisbane campus as per the timetable. The test will involve a mix of question types including multiple choice, short answer and matching styles. The test will assess all theoretical content taught across weeks 1-12. A study guide will be provided during the term.
Assessment Due Date
Review/Exam Week Wednesday (7 June 2023) 10:30 am AEST
The end of term test will take place as per timetable (Week 13 Wednesday 9am-10:30am)
Return Date to Students
Exam Week Friday (16 June 2023)
The end of term test results will be visible in Moodle on the 16th of June 2023.
Minimum mark or grade
The assessment criteria will involve selecting or providing the most accurate and correct answers to the questions posed in this end of term test.
Define the principles and practice of chiropractic and discuss how philosophical chiropractic approaches are applied in a modern health paradigm
Describe biomechanical principles relevant to chiropractic practice
Academic Integrity Statement
As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.
Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work.
Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit,
including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.
When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment,
you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit.
Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.
Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification
you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.
As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the
Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure.
This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid,
the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.
What is a breach of academic integrity?
A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct.
The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.
Why is academic integrity important?
A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University.
It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere.
Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.
Where can I get assistance?
For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.