CHIR13006 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will learn about the important features of complex and multifaceted clinical conditions which are 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, diagnosis and management skills acquired in Professional Chiropractic Practice 2 (CHIR13009). This unit builds upon the knowledge and skills you have obtained in Professional Chiropractic Practice 1 (CHIR13008) and Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1 (CHIR12007).

Details

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

Pre-requisite: CHIR12007 and CHIR13008

Co-requisite: CHIR13009

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

Term 2 - 2023 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. Portfolio 20%
2. In-class Test(s) 30%
3. Written Assessment 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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38.3% 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 and verbal feedback
Feedback
Students did not like the self-directed learning opportunity with required reading and matching set of questions to be answered directly from and alongside the reading material.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit co-ordinator communicate the importance of self-directed learning to students
Action Taken
Self-directed learning was emphasised with the students. The format of the learning was changed and questions were discussed in the tutorials.
Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the case-based material mirroring what they can expect to see in the future in professional practice.
Recommendation
It is recommended that good quality, genuine, case-based material that incorporate new topics but expand previous learning continue to be provided.
Action Taken
Case based learning was continued with authentic cases being discussed for each of the conditions covered in the unit.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the content topics that were relevant and important for future professional practice.
Recommendation
It is recommended that content and topics continue to be relevant and important for future professional practice.
Action Taken
Ensuring the authentic nature of the cases being discussed continued. Some content that was not specifically relevant to authentic practice was replaced before the term had started.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
Students provided mixed opinions on the volume of content in this unit. Most were happy with the volume and some felt the volume was onerous.
Recommendation
It is recommended that an internal and external audit of the volume and topics be considered.
Action Taken
The volume of content was scaled down a bit primarily with conditions not seen in chiropractic practice or those covered in other units. Any redundancy of material was removed. These changes were reviewed within the department.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that because the content was posted early and in advance it made it easier to plan study.
Recommendation
It is recommended that early posting of material and keeping the material clinically relevant should continue.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt that the lectures while heavy in content included relevant material and were presented in a fun and enjoyable way.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the UC continue to foster a fun learning environment without sacrificing the level of content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated that the content was very specific and to the point. There was no extra content that was not required.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the content continue to be presented in a very specific and to the point manner.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss and describe the etiology, incidence, pathophysiology and clinical presentations of complex and multifaceted conditions of the spine and extremities seen in chiropractic practice
  2. Using provided clinical presentations of complex and multifaceted conditions of the spine and extremities develop differential and working diagnoses
  3. Demonstrate appropriate clinical reasoning in the selection of procedures used in the assessment and management of complex and multifaceted conditions seen in chiropractic practice.

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 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Written Assessment
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
7 - Cross Cultural 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 10
1 - Portfolio
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Written Assessment