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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 SCA 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.45% response rate.

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
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
All lectures were re-recorded. This appears to have been resolved as there were no comments about this in the student feedback.
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
Students were provided with a workbook. This also appears to have resolved. The 2020 student feedback was very positive about feedback in labs.
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
The practical classes continued to provide an authentic learning environment for students.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students commented on the importance of the practical tutorials for reinforcing their understanding and ability to perform patient examinations
Recommendation
It is recommended that practical tutorials continue to be a part of this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students enjoyed the regular formative quizzes, study guides and weekly questions. They felt these supports assisted them with learning the unit content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit continue to offer a range of opportunities for students to self-assess their progress.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the responsiveness and support they received from the unit coordinator.
Recommendation
It is recommended that all unit coordinators are responsive and provide a supportive experience.
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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Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
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1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination