CHIR12006 - Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Within this unit Foundations of Chiropractic 4 you will further develop your psychomotor skills and manipulative techniques relative to the cervical, thoracic spine, temporomandibular joint and upper extremities. You will continue to build prior knowledge of radiographic mensuration and functional biomechanics of the spine and upper extremities, to perform musculoskeletal assessments. You will also examine current public health issues related to chiropractic care.

Details

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


Pre-requisites: CHIR12005 & CHIR12004

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Melbourne
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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52.73% 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 student survey
Feedback
Students believe this was the best run chiro semester for them so far. Pretty clear understanding of what was required of us and they did enjoy having to do in class power point presentations on the different topics as it creates an ownership to fully understand the content involved. Study template for the written exam was very helpful and easy to understand also.
Recommendation
To continue to provide well presented lectures that are clear and well referenced. The use of study guides for preparation for the written exam will enable students to consolidate their learning.
Action Taken
The recommendations from previous offerings have been implemented for the content delivery and practical (OSCE) examination preparation with the use of weekly video study guides.
Source: Have your Say student survey
Feedback
Students reported the debate was a great tool, and they would definitely be interested in doing more of this as they found it a great way to learn, and able to create ownership of their work.
Recommendation
The debate is planned to be an annual event to help build a strong chiropractic culture among the students across all campuses and encouraged robust academic dialogue.
Action Taken
Student representatives were used to improve the flow of information and organisation of activities. Clearer roles were defined to improve engagement with students across all campuses.
Source: Have your Say student survey and Self Reflection
Feedback
students reported this term was much more clear in terms of what was required both throughout the term and in relation to assessment.
Recommendation
To continue to work on refining the Moodle site to make it easier to navigate for students.
Action Taken
The lectures were clearly referenced and organized and a big improvement on T1 2018. The layout of the Moodle site was easier to navigate and allowed for more effective studying. The assessment items were refined and communicated more clearly to students.
Source: Have your Say student survey
Feedback
The unit was structured well and the learning outcomes are a value for future subjects within the degree.
Recommendation
Continue to refine the unit learning outcomes to improve the student learning experience.
Action Taken
The unit learning outlines have been revised to better enable students to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in this unit with the use of a mid-term (OSCE), clearly defined on campus activities and a refined portfolio assessment task.
Source: Have your Say student survey
Feedback
Students believe this semester was the most fluent and organised yet. Communication between the campuses was much better. The majority of the content was presented well. The students liked how the on campus activities actually helped with OSCE scenarios and that they were much shorter in duration. They also enjoyed the opportunity for a mid semester feedback for the portfolio.
Recommendation
Continue to develop well planned on-campus activities that are designed to meet learning outcomes and create authentic assessment tasks.
Action Taken
The recommendations from previous offerings have been implemented for the content delivery and practical (OSCE) examination preparation.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
Best aspects of this unit are the practical sessions As a student went on to say "Well its chiro, so best aspects are getting hands on".
Recommendation
To develop student's psychomotor skills and improve the student learning experience the practical sessions should be extended each week. A student commented that "as we are a practical profession, I would like to see more time spent in the lab class each week. I believe that increasing the lab classes would benefit each student to learn and fine tune the practical skills required in the students future profession".This is a view that the unit coordinator supports for possible change in the future.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
Students found the portfolio a great learning tool and did prefer having only 5 to write this semester so it gave them more time to research and reflect on their thoughts. They did wish they had a slightly higher word limit, although in some ways it helped me compress their thoughts.
Recommendation
The portfolio assessment task will continue to be used to help develop students critical thinking skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
The practical classes should strictly be about practical work and the Zoom sessions should be times for where the lecturer can cover public health topics or other theory topics. If they want to teach theory face to face to add a compulsory tutorial to the subject.
Recommendation
The practical classes are structured to allow for discussion of the material, better time management is planned for the future and communicated to the tutors in weekly tutor meetings.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
Best Foundations yet with OUTSTANDING teachers, very knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and happy to teach us the same thing again and again until it sunk in. They really helped us feel prepared for both the OSCEs, many of the other students commented they were extremely happy and felt more prepared in this semester than in others.
Recommendation
The discipline will continue to employ tutors that have a strong passion for teaching and pass on their knowledge to the next generation of chiropractors. As these are our greatest assets.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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