CHIR13006 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will build upon Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 3 (CHIR12005), Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 4 (CHIR12006), Professional Chiropractic Practice 1 (CHIR13008), and Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1 (CHIR12007) with the focus on peripheral orthopaedic assessments, respective conditions, and a review of regional peripheral psychomotor adjustive skills. You will practice peripheral orthopaedic examinations, in conjunction with specific psychomotor techniques aimed to investigate pertinent principles of differential diagnoses. You will study peripheral conditions and protocols using relevant case studies and discuss the chiropractic management and treatment appropriate for your diagnoses.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites Pre-requisite: CHIR12005, CHIR12006, CHIR12007 and CHIR13008

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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

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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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 67.86% 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: Student Feedback
Feedback
Assignment
Recommendation
Provide clearer instructions as to the requirements for the assignment criteria. Provide definitive word count maximum indicating the extent that students may deviate from this count before being penalised.
Action Taken
In previous years, there was an assignment as part of the assessment tasks. However for 2017, this task was removed and so no further action needs to be considered.
Source: Class respresentatives and student feedback; self reflection
Feedback
The unit coordinator and tutors are aware of the challenges in consistent delivery and assessment of the material across the various campuses. Changes have been made but will need to have continued editing and monitoring to put in place standardisations in assessment criteria and marking rubrics. One goal is to provide the student with more formative, real time feedback opportunities in a timely fashion.
Recommendation
This recommendation will be to continue developing specific and well-defined rubrics and assessment criteria. Another recommendation will be to improve the response to attending ZOOM sessions that had been allocated for tutor training and/or addressing any questions or concerns (i.e. workshops) so that each tutor knows what is expected.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Heavy amount of theoretical material and well as orthopaedic tests to memorise.
Recommendation
Despite this being the first time through with this material content for this unit, restructuring and refinement will be instituted for Term 2, 2018t. Improved application of the material and coordination (referenced material) within the practical sessions will be undertaken. There is an appreciation about the number of tests and how they can be presented, however, it is ethically obligatory to utilise as many diagnostic 'tools' as possible to confirm or deny suspected differential diagnoses. References to textbooks detailing more sensitivity and specificity of tests will be reviewed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Lack of or unapproachable response from unit coordinator and or rude responses to enquiries.
Recommendation
Provisions had been made to respond, rather quickly, to direct email, questions on the Moodle Q & A Forum as well as weekly one-hour recorded ZOOM sessions to address any concerns or comments. There were only 3-4 students that consistently attended those sessions; all items were satisfactorily addressed. However, in 2018, the Q & A Forum, and weekly ZOOM sessions will continue and students shall be encouraged to address questions and concerns through this medium.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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