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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 1 - 2023 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. 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 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 93.33% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 30.00% 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 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
The unit coordinator has started to create a library of chiropractic techniques and resources for the students via video.
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
The student tasks were laid out before the term started, with the information elaborated on in the "Week 1 – Introductory lecture". The deadlines for tasks were also added on the Moodle page under milestones for the week as well as email/Moodle prompts ahead of the assessments.
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
This was achieved via regular emails and telephone conversations.
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
This has been achieved as demonstrated in the 2022 student feedback.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Students liked the structure of the practical classes and found it beneficial to spend the time honing their craft on a couple of patients in the first class and then further developing their skills in the second class by working with more students, creating a diverse learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the structure of tutorials continue to create the diverse learning experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Many students enjoyed having a different insight to practice style and knowledge between chiropractic staff
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit continue to have diversity in the teaching staff with a clinical chiropractor as support staff to the academic lead in practical classes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE
Feedback
Students have enjoyed learning through case studies embedded in the practical classes to contextualize their anatomy and chiropractic skill set that they are developing.
Recommendation
It is recommended that more case studies/scenarios are developed and integrated into practical classes.
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