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CHIR13006 - Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit builds on Professional Chiropractic Practice 1 (CHIR13008) and Chiropractic Assessment and Diagnosis 1 (CHIR12007), with focus on peripheral orthopaedic assessments and respective conditions. You will review and practise peripheral orthopaedic examinations within the principles of differential diagnoses. You will use case studies to record relevant health histories as they apply to peripheral conditions and protocols. Tutorial discussions will be related to the appropriate chiropractic management, treatment or protocols appropriate for your diagnoses. .

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

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 - 2017

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 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. Practical Assessment 60%
2. Examination 40%

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 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.92% 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: Students comments from "Have Your Say" as well as direct input to the Unit Cordinator.
Feedback
Students would have appreciated having a mid-term OSCE so that less weight would be placed on the final end of term OSCE.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the curriculum review being undertaken re-evaluate assessment tasks and specific criteria (and thereby enhance student learning and engagement) with an assessment in the mid-term period, rather than entirely at the end of term.
Action Taken
A mid-term assessment was provided based on the feedback. Due to the curriculum change, the practical component is now provided in the co-requisite course CHIR13009.
Source: Students comments from "Have Your Say".
Feedback
Students commented that the most recent examination was one of their most challenging and would have liked a bit more scheduled time.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator and review team members place more scrutiny on the examination vetting processes in 2020 and beyond to ensure students are provided adequate time for written examinations.
Action Taken
All assessments were internally moderated by 1-2 additional staff members. Adequate time was provided for assessment tasks.
Source: Students comments from "Have Your Say".
Feedback
Students indicated that they would like a clustered, pre-determined, condition-based list of orthopaedic tests to perform.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students enhance their overall understanding through more self-directed problem based learning (such as with clustering construction of data) rather than rote learning methods.
Action Taken
Due to the curriculum review and change in 2020, this unit is condition based and the students were provided exercises to guide their self-directed learning related to this component. The corresponding orthopaedic tests are provided in the co-requisite course CHIR13009.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply orthopaedic diagnostic procedures specific to the upper and lower extremities and interpret significant findings
  2. Develop differential diagnoses from history and physical examinations specific to the upper and lower extremities
  3. Utilise clinical reasoning skills and evidence based approaches to diagnose conditions suitable or contraindicated to chiropractic care
  4. Investigate appropriate chiropractic techniques in the treatment and management of case studies specific to upper and lower extremities.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
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Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
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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
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1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Examination