CHIR12007 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will learn about important features of clinical conditions which are commonly encountered in chiropractic practice. In learning the etiology, incidence, pathophysiology and clinical presentation of these conditions, you will integrate this theoretical knowledge with the the assessment and management skills acquired in Professional Chiropractic Practice 1 (CHIR13008).

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

Prerequisites:

MPAT12001 Medical Pathophysiology 

Co-requisite:

CHIR13008 Professional Chiropractic Practice 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
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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 20%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
3. In-class Test(s) 50%

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 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 32.61% 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
The students appreciated and enjoyed the content and quality of information.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the content be continued and expanded for future offerings.
Action Taken
The existing content was complemented by the addition of new clinically focused material.
Source: Have your Say and Verbal feedback
Feedback
Students felt the lecturer was engaging and supportive, assisting them to apply the information and develop their clinical understanding and application.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the tutorial continue to provide an opportunity to demonstrate clinical application of the lecture, reading and resource materials.
Action Taken
The tutorial continued to be an opportunity for students to apply their new clinical knowledge to simple case based scenarios.
Source: Have your Say and Class discussion
Feedback
Students would have preferred the pre-recorded lectures to be more timely and delivered in a manner that was more engaging and entertaining.
Recommendation
It is recommended that lecturers receive training and skills in the art of lecture recording. It is recommended these are done in a more timely manner.
Action Taken
All unit coordinators were provided with the opportunity to undertake additional training in recording and publishing lectures.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students felt the assessment tasks were appropriate, helpful for learning the material, returned in a time frame that supported learning and feedback was supportive.
Recommendation
It is recommended that assessment tasks continue to be of an appropriate standing to be helpful for learning the material and support learning.
Action Taken
The assessments continued to support student learning and were returned in a timely manner with feedback.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the way the unit blended perfectly with CHIR13008 (PCP 1). The integration of clinical reasoning and clinical examination encouraged students to want to learn more.
Recommendation
It is recommended that these two co-requisite units continue to be coordinated by the same unit coordinator to ensure the smooth delivery of content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students reported that completing case studies throughout the semester helped amalgamate the theory and the practical components of chiropractic
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to generate and share authentic case scenarios with the students to help them apply their knowledge to cases that may present to them in practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the etiology, incidence and pathophysiology of commonly encountered conditions of the spine and extremities in chiropractic practice
  2. Describe the clinical presentation of commonly encountered conditions of the spine and extremities in chiropractic practice
  3. Demonstrate an introductory level of clinical reasoning in relation to the selection and application of commonly used assessment and management procedures.

Learning outcome 1 - competency 3 (3.4)

Learning outcome 2 - competency 3 (3.4)

Learning outcome 3 - competency 1 (1.2, 1.3), 3 (3.3, 3.4, 3.5). 4 (4.1, 4.2)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Portfolio
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology 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 - Portfolio
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - In-class Test(s)