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CHIR11003 - Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit follows on from Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 1. You will learn the principles and practice of chiropractic within the context of the Australian health care system. You will further develop your muscle testing, in addition to your psychomotor skills in manipulative/adjusting techniques. You will learn basic musculoskeletal assessment protocols, beginning with observation (postural analysis), gait analysis and movement (passive and active range of motion), while continuing to develop your palpation skills. Throughout the unit, you will need to apply your knowledge of related functional anatomy, physics and biomechanics to chiropractic.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: BMSC11001 and CHIR11001

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
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).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. On-campus Activity 0%
2. Practical Assessment 50%
3. Examination 50%

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

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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.

Source: Have Your Say feedback survey
Feedback
Students across the campi reported a supportive and enjoyable learning environment for the practical sessions. They also mentioned that faculty across all campi genuinely care about their progress.
Recommendation
The faculty are very pleased that the students have enjoyed the practical learning environment and will continue to provide a supportive experience.
Action Taken
Every effort was made to maintain an enjoyable practical learning environment.
Source: Have Your Say feedback survey
Feedback
While many students felt that the lay out of the unit was clear and logical. There was a suggestion that having weekly questions would be helpful to ensure students were keeping up with content.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will look at replacing the two formative quizzes with weekly formative quizzes to help ensure students stay on schedule.
Action Taken
Following a review of the assessment tasks no changes to the assessment tasks were made in 2019.
Source: Have Your Say feedback survey
Feedback
A minority of students requested that detailed feedback be provided when the OSCE scores are released.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator is exploring options to provide automatic digital feedback following the release of OSCE scores.
Action Taken
Students were advised that detailed feedback was available on request. Several students took this option.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Some students commented that the audio on a minority of the recordings was of poor quality.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will record all lectures for the unit in advance, allowing adequate time to check on the quality of the recordings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Feedback from practical supervisors during class could be improved.
Recommendation
A workbook setting out week by week, clear expectations for students and staff will be constructed for use in 2020. This will include a requirement for supervisors to comment on student progress.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Students stated they enjoyed the content of the practical classes.
Recommendation
Every effort is made to make practical classes as authentic to the realities of chiropractic practice, as possible. This approach will be maintained in future classes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the relevance of the principles and practice of chiropractic.
  2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups at an intermediate level.
  3. Perform soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques at an intermediate level.
  4. Test the function of a range of muscles and muscle groups.
  5. Analyse findings from musculoskeletal assessment protocols such as observation, range of movement and palpation.
  6. Describe the scope of chiropractic practice within the context of the Australian Health care system.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
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Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination