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CHIR20003 Clinical Practice 2
Clinical Practice 2
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General Information


In Clinical Practice 2 you will continue to build on your clinical competency in preparation for your clinical internship. These competencies include clinical reasoning, clinical assessment, diagnosis and management skills. While on your second external placement, you will be expected to perform as a functional team member under guidance of the clinic supervisors. The external placement will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on chiropractic procedures, processes and documentation, building on the practical experience gained during the first placement in Clinical Practice 1.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: CHIR20002 Clinical Practice 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 2 - 2023


Attendance Requirements

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Portfolio
Weighting: 60%
2. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

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.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from SUTE


Some students would have liked additional structure during the practical classes.


It is recommended that increasing the structure of the practical classes be explored.

Feedback from Verbal feedback


Some students would have liked more time dedicated to the specialty techniques to improve their confidence with applying the techniques.


It is recommended that the specialty techniques aspect of the unit be extended to increase student competence and confidence.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Develop, refine and integrate problem solving skills through clinical case work, decision making and self reflective management at an advanced level
  2. Demonstrate advanced level clinical skills required to assess patients and deliver appropriate management protocols
  3. Display professional and ethical behaviour appropriate for a healthcare professional in multicultural Australia, in accordance with the professional code of conduct
  4. Reflect on the operational and clinical aspects of chiropractic care.

Learning outcome 1 - CCEA standard of competency 3 (3.1, 3.2), 4 (4.1, 4.3), 5 (5.2)

Learning outcome 2 - CCEA standard of competency 1 (1.2), 3 (3.1, 3.2, 3.5), 4 (4.1, 4.3), 5 (5.2)

Learning outcome 3 - CCEA standard of competency 1 (1.2, 1.2, 1.4), 2 (2.1, 2.4), 4 (4.2, 4.3), 5 (5.3, 5.4)

Learning outcome 4 - CCEA standard of competency 2 (2.4, 2.5)

Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio - 60%
2 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures
Textbooks and Resources


There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
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