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CHIR13005 - Chiropractic Approaches To Improve Community Wellbeing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

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.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
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


Additional Note:

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2022

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. Written Assessment 60%
2. Professional Practice Placement 20%
3. Presentation 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.

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Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Communicate relevant health information effectively to different communities and industry groups.
  2. Identify gaps in your skills base relevant to industry and community engagement and devise learning activities to address them.
  3. Make informed decisions on areas of health practice and engagement in various settings for further study.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Presentation
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
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Presentation