CQUniversity Unit Profile
CHIR20006 Clinical Practice 3
Clinical Practice 3
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General Information

Overview

Clinical Practice 3 provides you with your third block of practical experience with a chiropractic clinic. You will be expected to perform as a functional team member under minimal guidance of the clinic supervisors. You will build on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills learnt in the previous two clinical units of the course and will therefore be expected to demonstrate this increased knowledge and skill by contributing to patient assessment and treatment. You will be expected to actively contribute to clinical decision making be able to undertake many tasks independently. You must demonstrate a mastery level of knowledge and understanding of chiropractic procedures, processes and documentation and demonstrate compliance with Chiropractic Professional Competency Standards.

Details

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: CHIR20003 Clinical Practice 2

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 3 - 2017

Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney

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: 50%
2. Professional Practice Placement
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
4. Examination
Weighting: 50%

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 Unit evaluation

Feedback

CEX's were a great idea and helped prepare for the entrance exam. There were quite a few however if you attended every class and cam prepared it was achievable.

Recommendation

Inclusion of clinical competencies (CEX's) more closely aligned to the specific term's/unit material to make them as relevant and achievable as possible. Standardization of marking and feedback process to ensure all students receive the same experience.

Feedback from Unit evaluation

Feedback

It is the lecturers responsibility to ensure all students receive the same information at the same time

Recommendation

The Moodle forum will be the exclusive means of formal communication between staff and students. Weekly zoom session with students will also be provided.

Feedback from Unit evaluation

Feedback

There were differences between teaching material from medical imaging and chiropractic sources.

Recommendation

Radiographic positioning teaching material will be delivered exclusively from the medical imaging discipline to eliminate confusing discrepancies.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform an appropriate patient-centered clinical assessment, at a mastery level within a controlled clinical environment, under minimal supervision.
  2. Synthesize clinical data to generate a clinical impression including; differential diagnosis, appropriate working diagnosis and generation of appropriate treatment plan under minimal supervision.
  3. Identify the need for a patient to receive emergency care and/or referral to another health care professions, and to complete the appropriate course of care, under minimal supervision and feedback.
  4. Undertake health prevention and promotion principles to an individual patient's management plan, under minimal supervision/feedback.
  5. Have effective communication skills, including explaining a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and producing written professional reports, under minimal clinical supervision.
  6. Behave in a way that is congruent with the duty of care of a primary contact health care practitioner and the elements of the chiropractic code of conduct, with minimal clinical supervision.

This unit is a specific immersion unit to assist the student to develop their individualised pathway towards strengthening the majority of elements and performance indicators of CCEA’s Accreditation Standards for areas considered ‘clinical interest’ as opposed to general practice. In total, this unit will address aspects of Unit 6 Patient Assessment, Unit 7 Diagnostic Decision Making, Unit 8 Planning of Patient Care, Unit 9 Implementation of Care, and Unit 3 Professional Interaction. There will be some elements addressed from Unit 10 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Unit 11 Professional Scientific Development.


The Learning Outcomes will be evident in continuing, supervised patient contact leading to participation in patient care.

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 5 6
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
3 - Practical Assessment - 0%
4 - Examination - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio - 50%
2 - Professional Practice Placement - 0%
3 - Practical Assessment - 0%
4 - Examination - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

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

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Andrew Dane Unit Coordinator
a.dane@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Clinic Entrance Preparation

Rehabilitation

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Clinic Entrance Preparation

Rehabilitation

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Clinic Entrance Preparation

Rehabilitation

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Nov 2017

Module/Topic

Clinic Entrance Preparation

Rehabilitation

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Vacation Week Begin Date: 04 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Vacation Week

Chapter

Vacation Week

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week

Week 5 Begin Date: 11 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Clinic Entrance Preparation

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Entrance

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection


Clinic Entrance Due: Week 5 Wednesday (13 Dec 2017) 9:00 am AEST
Week 6 Begin Date: 18 Dec 2017

Module/Topic

Clinic Preparation

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Entrance Remediation

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 7 Begin Date: 01 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Clinic Preparation

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Clinic Entrance Remediation & Resits

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 8 Begin Date: 08 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Junior Clinic

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 9 Begin Date: 15 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Junior Clinic

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 10 Begin Date: 22 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Junior Clinic

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection

Week 11 Begin Date: 29 Jan 2018

Module/Topic

Junior Clinic

Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection


Junior Clinic Due: Week 11 Friday (2 Feb 2018) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 12 Begin Date: 05 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Review Rehabilitation

Review Diagnosis

Radiographic Positioning

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Submit Portfolio

Weekly Competencies and Journal Reflection


Portfolio Due: Week 12 Friday (9 Feb 2018) 5:00 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

All teaching material available on Moodle 

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Feb 2018

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title
Portfolio

Task Description

Portfolio (50%) includes a Reflective Journal (30%) and Clinical Competencies (20%). 

Clinical Competencies – each summative competency will be assessed and contribute to the overall 20%. All other competencies will be formative and provide ongoing feedback. Masters Feedback involves student reflection and self improvement. Competencies (formative or summative) can be pre-recorded and uploaded or linked to your Mahara Journal to be assessed. Competencies can be completed during practical class or submitted as a recorded video. (NB treatment competencies must be completed in a supervised setting NOT a home recording).

Reflective Journal (30%) weekly observations observations from weeks 1 to 12. Recorded and submitted in Mahara. Must be true reflection and clearly contain recognized reflective steps.  





Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (9 Feb 2018) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (16 Feb 2018)


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Summative competencies will be assessed and contribute to the overall 20%. All other competencies will be formative and provide ongoing feedback. Masters Feedback involves student reflection and self improvement. Competencies (formative or summative) can be pre-recorded and uploaded or linked to your Mahara Journal to be assessed. Competencies can be completed during practical class or submitted as a recorded video. (NB treatment competencies must be completed in a supervised setting NOT a home recording).

Rubrics for both the reflective journal and clinical competency assessment are available to review from the CP3 Moodle site. 


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform an appropriate patient-centered clinical assessment, at a mastery level within a controlled clinical environment, under minimal supervision.
  • Synthesize clinical data to generate a clinical impression including; differential diagnosis, appropriate working diagnosis and generation of appropriate treatment plan under minimal supervision.
  • Undertake health prevention and promotion principles to an individual patient's management plan, under minimal supervision/feedback.
  • Have effective communication skills, including explaining a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and producing written professional reports, under minimal clinical supervision.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

2 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title
Junior Clinic

Task Description

Takes place in a CQU Clinic – Junior interns will be assigned to a Senior intern or CQU clinician and spend 80hrs over 4 weeks familiarising themselves with CQU’s Clinic procedures and protocols. 

Competencies will be performed during this time on patients, these competencies will be assessed by a supervising clinician. A full list of specific competency requirements is available of the CP3 Moodle site. 



Assessment Due Date

Week 11 Friday (2 Feb 2018) 5:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Exam Week Friday (16 Feb 2018)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

This is a pass / fail assessment.

Students must complete 80hrs Junior Clinical Placement - recorded and signed off by supervising clinician. 

Students will be assessed on their professionalism and behavior by a supervising CQU Clinician


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Perform an appropriate patient-centered clinical assessment, at a mastery level within a controlled clinical environment, under minimal supervision.
  • Undertake health prevention and promotion principles to an individual patient's management plan, under minimal supervision/feedback.
  • Have effective communication skills, including explaining a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and producing written professional reports, under minimal clinical supervision.
  • Behave in a way that is congruent with the duty of care of a primary contact health care practitioner and the elements of the chiropractic code of conduct, with minimal clinical supervision.


Graduate Attributes
  • Knowledge
  • Communication
  • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
  • Research
  • Self-management
  • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
  • Leadership

3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title
Clinic Entrance

Task Description

6 station (15 minutes each) OSCE 

Clinical Examination (Vital Signs, History, ROF…etc.)

Integrated Spinal Examination (Neurological, Medical….etc.)

Integrated Extraspinal Examination (Neurological, Medical….. etc.)

Integrated Spinal Examination (Neurological, Medical….etc.)

Diagnostic Imaging (write a DI report)

Rehabilitation / Technique (demonstrate treatment and adjunct rehabilitative treatment)



Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Wednesday (13 Dec 2017) 9:00 am AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 5 Friday (15 Dec 2017)


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Minimum mark or grade
65%

Assessment Criteria

    Pass / Fail 6 station OSCE 

    Pass Mark - Minimum mark - 65%

    Clinic Entrance marking rubrics are available for review from the CP3 Moodle site. 




    Referencing Style

    Submission

    No submission method provided.


    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Perform an appropriate patient-centered clinical assessment, at a mastery level within a controlled clinical environment, under minimal supervision.
    • Synthesize clinical data to generate a clinical impression including; differential diagnosis, appropriate working diagnosis and generation of appropriate treatment plan under minimal supervision.
    • Identify the need for a patient to receive emergency care and/or referral to another health care professions, and to complete the appropriate course of care, under minimal supervision and feedback.
    • Undertake health prevention and promotion principles to an individual patient's management plan, under minimal supervision/feedback.
    • Have effective communication skills, including explaining a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and producing written professional reports, under minimal clinical supervision.


    Graduate Attributes
    • Knowledge
    • Communication
    • Cognitive, technical and creative skills
    • Research
    • Self-management
    • Ethical and Professional Responsibility
    • Leadership

    Examination

    Outline
    Complete an invigilated examination

    Date
    During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

    Weighting
    50%

    Length
    120 minutes

    Minimum mark or grade
    50%

    Details
    Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
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