This course provides declarative and procedural knowledge relevant to the practice of chiropractic in the fields of Green Flags (heralthy dietary choices, spinal health, healthy sleep, exercise, sexual health, mental fitness), Orange Flags (substance abuse, smoking, alcohol, stress, accidents, environmental risk exposure) and Red Flags (hypertension, hyperpipidaemia, abdominal obesity, osteopaenia, cancer prevention). Strategies are presented to improve health literacy and individual motivation accross the human life-cycle within a community context. Practical application at pre-professional level is offered as a variety of elective activities the learner may select, from international study tours, especially with partners of the University in Asia, to university-endorsed industry-specific meetings including with the peak professional body for chiropractors in Australia, and to regional and local engagement selected from a range of university-approved health-care providers.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
CHIR11001 Introduction to Chiropractic
CHIR12001 Chiropractic Assessment of the Spine
CHIR13001 Clinical Skills – Neurology and Orthopaedics
CHIR13002 Head and Neck Presentations in Chiropractic Practice
It is recommended that students have completed CHIR12002 Neuroanatomy and Systemic Pathology and CHIR12003 Head and Neck Presentations in Chiropractic Practice prior to enrolling in this course.
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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Written Assessment||60%|
|2. Professional Practice Placement||20%|
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
No previous feedback available
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•|
|3 - Presentation||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|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||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Professional Practice Placement||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Presentation||•||•||•|