CC71 - Master of Clinical Chiropractic

Overview

Course Overview

Successful completion of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic will equip you with the knowledge and clinical skills to meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia and therefore apply for registration as a chiropractor in Australia. This course is designed as an extended (6 term) Masters to maximise clinical learning, which is largely undertaken in approved chiropractic clinics in the community and complemented by the availability of theoretical content by distance learning. Training in the process of reaching a logical diagnosis, planning a patient’s treatment and assessing the effectiveness of that therapeutic intervention is an essential skill that will run across all 6 terms.

As a graduate, you will be a practice ready, competent chiropractor with diagnostic skills that will be able to be applied in a professional, ethical and lawful manner. You will be required to demonstrate leadership within the health care sector, be an effective problem solver, and be able to communicate to consumers of chiropractic and related disciplines for the ultimate benefit of the health of the community.

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Career Information

The Master of Clinical Chiropractic provides a pathway for registration as a Chiropractic in Australia.

Opportunities for employment include employment in private practice, sports medicine, occupational health and safety, rehabilitiation and other allied health fields.

Course Details
Duration 2 years full-time or 0 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 144
Number of Units Required CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).
Expected Hours of Study One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.
Course Type Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) MClinChiro
AQF Level Level 9: Masters Degree (Extended)

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2018

Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney

Term 1 - 2016

This program is only studied internally on the Mackay campus.
Mackay

Term 1 - 2015

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Sydney
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2019

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2018

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2017

Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2016

This program is only studied internally on the Mackay campus.
Sorry, no international availabilities found.

Term 1 - 2015

Sorry, no international availabilities found.
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For any problems regarding admissions availability for the selected course please contact 13 CQUni (13 27 86) or send us an email at http://contactus.cqu.edu.au/
What do I need to start?
Entry Requirements

Successful completion of a three year, six term equivalent undergraduate chiropractic course accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).

While the CQUniversity Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is specifically sequenced for optimal articulation, other accredited bachelor courses will be considered.

Students not born in Australia are required to meet an English Language prerequisite by:

- an academic IELTS completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 7.0 in each band and overall; or

- a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry in to) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Full time. International students must undertake full time study. 

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards Not applicable
Exit Awards Not applicable
Professional Accreditation

Graduates of this course will meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia and will therefore be eligible to apply for registration with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA).

Learned Society Accreditiation Professional recognition is gained on completion of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic. Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as a chiropractor with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA). Students commencing the Master of Clinical Chiropractic are automatically recognised by the CBA as registered student chiropractors. Students are also eligible for membership of the peak professional body, the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia (CAA).

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

CHIR20002 - Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
CHIR20013 - Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
CHIR20003 - Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
CHIR20006 - Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
CHIR20009 - Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
CHIR20011 - Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic

Previous Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2018 49
2017 31
2016 15
2015 6
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Deliver chiropractic care safely, competently and ethically in relation to the requirements of the accrediting body for the chiropractic profession
  • 2. Create, implement and articulate the outcomes of a research project on the body of specialised clinical practice using cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
  • 3. Communicate effectively with both health care professionals and patients
  • 4. Assess patients in a manner appropriate to their gender, age and culture
  • 5. Form a differential diagnosis and use this to plan a patient management course including selection of appropriate therapy
  • 6. Take responsibility for implementing and assessing the outcome of the patient management course, including recommending further investigation when necessary.
Please refer to the Core Structure Learning Outcomes
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
More Details

Students are required to have the following diagnostic instruments on their person for use whilst completing their clinical placement throughout the course:

  • a reflex hammer
  • a thermometer
  • a sphygmomanometer
  • a stethoscope