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 1 - 2021

Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.6% 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: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
The students thought the class size really aided in their learning as it allowed them to ask questions when needed and seek some one-on-one clarification when they required that also. The enthusiasm brought each week by the lecturer also didn't go unnoticed, with lots of group discussions incorporated to get opinions flowing.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to engage enthusiastic and pro-active academic and casual staff so that the ratio of student to teacher is maintained at a mutually beneficial level.
Action Taken
Class sizes were maintained during Term 1 2020, however, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions practical classes were not permitted after week 2.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
Many students reported the practical classes were the best part of the unit as these classes helped improve their confidence in their psychomotor skills. This enabled students to connect the theory with the physical part of their learning. They reported that the OSCE's were a great way of assessing these skills.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide engaging practical classes through improved communication with tutors there will be more consistency of material being delivered in the practical classes that meet the unit coordinator's expectations that are clearly delivered by enthusiastic and pro-active academic and casual staff.
Action Taken
Unfortunately, the practical classes were not permitted after week 2 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, upon return to campus the practical classes will continue to provide a positive learning environment.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
Aboriginal health care is an important topic to cover, although, possibly providing some information about approaches towards aboriginal health care (AHC) from a chiropractic perspective would make it more relevant. Some of the videos provided for AHC were of poor quality and it felt like a waste of time watching them.
Recommendation
During Term 3, the unit coordinator will take the opportunity revise the Aboriginal Health Care component with more contextually relevant information.
Action Taken
Subsequent to a recent curriculum review, the material pertinent to Indigenous health care was removed from this unit and placed elsewhere in the chiropractic program.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
Some students found the Moodle site "messy". Students could see the attempt to group things however some students found it difficult to find what they were seeking.
Recommendation
The feedback is taken into consideration by the unit coordinator and was refined with more standardisation in delivering a high quality unit to address all learning outcomes through a clear and well developed Moodle platform.
Action Taken
The Moodle page specifications were updated and modified. Any previous issues appear to have been resolved as there were no further comments.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
Students liked the interaction and the genuine interest of the tutor's to each of our learnings in class. They took their time to help us if we asked for it and made sure that we understood before moving on.
Recommendation
Acknowledgement of the professionalism of the academic and casual staff and the unit coordinator will continue to encourage and support their efforts to continue teaching.
Action Taken
As a result of COVID-19 restrictions practical classes were not permitted after week 2 of Term 1 2020. The unit coordinator introduced the use of Kahoot! to encourage engagment and interactions in the online tutorial sessions.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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
1 - On-campus Activity
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
4 - Portfolio