CHIR12005 - Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will build upon your knowledge of the principles and practice of chiropractic management through the introduction of soft tissue and mobilisation techniques commonly used in chiropractic practice. You will further demonstrate your psychomotor skills through the application of these techniques in practical classes. You will continue to learn about the contemporary status and philosophy of the chiropractic profession as well as the biomechanical principles underpinning the practical procedures you are learning.

Details

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

Pre-requisite:

BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

CHIR11003 Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 2

Co-requisite:

CHIR12004 Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 2 - 2022

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. In-class Test(s) 25%
3. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 50%
4. Portfolio 25%

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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 32.69% 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: Self-reflection and Student Feedback "Have Your Say"
Feedback
The students appreciated the use of interactive and innovative online apps to enhance their practical learning while off campus due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide interactive tutorials including: problem-based learning sessions supported by innovative online apps and software (like Kahoot and H5P).
Action Taken
The classes returned to on campus and therefore there was no need to continue with the online tutorials.
Source: Student Feedback "Have Your Say"
Feedback
The students appreciated the weekly study guide questions and tasks to assist them with keeping on track.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to offer weekly self-paced practice material for students to assist them with comprehension of content and assessment preparation.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to offer weekly self-paced study practice material.
Source: Student Feedback "Have Your Say"
Feedback
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, students struggled with the transition to online learning, and missed the practical components of the unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that when it is safe to do so future offerings of this unit should return to weekly face to face teaching.
Action Taken
The classes returned to face to face delivery in 2021.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would have appreciated CQUni chiropractic specific resources. Specifically, they would like videos of the different tasks to allow for home review and practice.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the discipline explore the possibility of creating video recorded teaching resources.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students would appreciate it if the assessments were more clearly presented both in scheduling and format.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the UC review the assessments and ensure that the scheduling and requirements for the tasks are clear.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students reported that the communication between the campus staff and the coordinator could be improved upon.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the UC keep in regular contact with the staff on all campuses.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt that the content could be streamlined and reviewed for relevance to the unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the UC review the content within this unit and modify where appropriate.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the principles and practice of chiropractic management in a diverse community
  2. Demonstrate psychomotor skills including mobilisation and soft tissue technique in a professional and competent manner
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the current political status of the chiropractic profession
  4. Communicate the biomechanical and physiological principles underpinning mobilisation and soft tissue techniques to a variety of audiences.

Learning outcome 1 - competency 1 (1.2, 1.3), 3 (3.2, 3.4), and 4 (4.2)

Learning outcome 2 - competency 1 (1.2, 1.3) and 5 (5.2)

Learning outcome 3 - competency 1 (1.1, 1.3, 1.4)

Learning outcome 4 - competency 1 (1.2) and 2 (2.1)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - On-campus Activity
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
4 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - On-campus Activity
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
4 - Portfolio