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CHIR12006 - Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit follows on from Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 3. You will enhance your critical thinking skills, knowledge of the principles and practice of chiropractic, and how these integrate with chiropractic management/treatment approaches. You will further develop your psychomotor skills in manipulative/adjusting techniques involving spinal and peripheral joints. You will have the ability to apply your knowledge of treatment approaches and psychomotor skills acquisition to findings from musculoskeletal assessment protocols taught in Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 1,2 and 3. Muscle testing, therapeutic soft tissue procedures and non-force techniques will further be developed. Throughout the unit, you will need to apply your knowledge of related functional anatomy, physics and biomechanics to chiropractic.

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

For 2015:

Co-requisite: CHIR12004

Pre-requisites: BMSC11001 & CHIR12005

Effective 2016:

Pre-requisites: BMSC11001 , CHIR12005 & CHIR12004

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 - 2015

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 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. Portfolio 20%
3. Practical Assessment 50%
4. Examination 30%

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 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 27.08% 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
Students found the new e-portfolio tool more useful in regard to their learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator should continue to use the new e-portfolio (Weebly) in place of Mahara for future offerings of this unit.
Action Taken
The use of Weebly was continued and student feedback suggests it remains a good option.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Some students felt that communication between the unit coordinator and cross campus staff could have occurred more frequently.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to explore opportunities for increasing cross-campus communication with all staff members involved in the unit.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator created short zoom recordings for staff across the campuses to view if they could not attend meetings. This issue appears to have been resolved as there were no comments in the feedback related to this.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
Students reported the unit coordinator was approachable and receptive to students feedback and requests.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator will continue to focus on improving the student learning experience by focusing on improved communication with students to address their needs.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to be both approachable and receptive to student feedback.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Most students reported the practical classes were great for applying theoretical knowledge to develop psychomotor skills.
Recommendation
It is recommended that practical labs continue to reinforce both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students found the unit coordinator and staff in the practical labs were knowledgeable and supportive.
Recommendation
It is recommended that all staff provide a positive learning environment where students can ask questions and feel supported in their learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt the questions in the online quizzes and end of term tests could have been written more succinctly.
Recommendation
It is recommended that all assessments are peer-reviewed and vetted for clarity of language and requirements for students to answer appropriately.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Interpret the findings from musculoskeletal assessments in order to recommend an appropriate treatment/management protocol, including the manipulative/adjusting techniques used.
  2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups and thrusts, for spinal and peripheral joints, in preparation for clinical practice training.
  3. Discuss the clinical application of soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques according to case studies, in preparation for clinical training.
  4. Explain the role of muscle testing, including how the procedure integrates into chiropractic assessment protocols.
  5. Discuss the application of manipulation/adjusting skills according to clinical case studies, in preparation for clinical training.
  6. Integrate chiropractic approaches to treatment and management at a clinical level.
  7. Critically reflect on relevant sources of information.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - 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
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination