CHIR13008 - Professional Chiropractic Practice 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will introduce you to the assessment and management procedures commonly used in chiropractic practice. You will develop orthopedic and neurological examination skills and explore management procedures including chiropractic techniques.

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-requisites:

CHIR12006 Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 4


Co-requisite

CHIR12007 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 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. Portfolio 20%
2. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) 0%
3. Examination 50%
4. In-class Test(s) 30%

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

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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: Moodle 'have your say'
Feedback
More more practical time, even if it is just for student led practice,
Recommendation
More supervised practise sessions for students needs to be organised.
Action Taken
Students were provided with the opportunity for additional practice sessions.
Source: Moodle 'have your say
Feedback
It would be good if time was allocated towards going through the requirements of the portfolio in more detail, which will then enable a greater appreciation of its relevance.
Recommendation
A greater effort was made in term 1 to put together clear portfolio instructions. Next year for CHIR13008, I will also record these instructions and discuss them in the zoom session.
Action Taken
A new e-portfolio was used this year which was much more straightforward. This issue appears to be resolved as there were no further comments in relation to this in the feedback. A step by step guide was produced to assist students with the expectations of the portfolio assessment task.
Source: Moodle 'have your say'
Feedback
It would be good if we were provided with our rubrics for the final OSCE's. We all want to improve on our skills, and without seeing where we went wrong then we aren't able to improve.
Recommendation
Next year the rubrics will be provided for CHIR13008 and CHIR13009.
Action Taken
OSCE rubrics were provided and no further issues were mentioned in the feedback.
Source: Moodle 'have your say'
Feedback
The tests are on videos and the tissue loaded is not clearly stated on the slide
Recommendation
A table will be written and uploaded in Moodle of all the tests clearly outlining the respective tissue that is loaded.
Action Taken
The tissues being loaded during orthopaedic testing were made clear to the students. This was not mentioned in the feedback this year so seems to have been resolved.
Source: Moodle 'have your say'
Feedback
The practical classes here at Brisbane are very overcrowded, sometimes it is hard to get the required attention especially when the tutor's have to deal with 20 plus people. The class time slots that are selected prior to term are not enforced.
Recommendation
Students in the latter class in Brisbane found the 6-8pm session too late. This will be discussed with the tutors across the campuses to try to enforce students to turn up to their allocated tutorial. Increased practice sessions will help this concern.
Action Taken
The classes were timetabled to an earlier slot which seems to have resolved this item.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students highlighted the high quality practical class experience. Students also expressed their appreciation for the tutor support they received in the classes.
Recommendation
Staff across all campuses will continue to maintain a positive and supportive learning environment for the students by being responsive to student feedback and requests.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Survey Monkey
Feedback
Students found the new e-portfolio tool more useful in regards to their learning experience.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to use the new e-portfolio tool (Weebly) in place of Mahara.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that communication between the unit coordinator and cross-campus staff could have occurred more frequently.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will explore opportunities for increasing cross-campus communication.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate clinical assessment skills including neurological and orthopedic procedures commonly used in chiropractic practice
  2. Demonstrate management procedures including chiropractic techniques commonly used in chiropractic practice
  3. Apply clinical reasoning skills to the selection and application of assessment and management procedures relevant to commonly encountered conditions seen in chiropractic practice
  4. Communicate and demonstrate behaviours to the standard expected of a registered healthcare professional.

Learning outcome 1 - Competency 1 (1.1, 1.2 and 1.3), 2 (2.1), 3 (3.1, 3.2 and 3.4)

Learning outcome 2 - Competency 1 (1.1, 1.2 and 1.3), 2 (2.1 and 2.3), 4 (4.1 and 4.2), 5 (5.1 and 5.2) 

Learning outcome 3 - Competency 1 (1.1, 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4), 2 (2.2), 3 (3.3, 3.4 and 3.5), 4 (4.1 and 4.2)

Learning outcome 4 - Competency 2 (2.1), 3 (3.1, 3.2 and 3.4)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
3 - Examination
4 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
1 - Portfolio
3 - Examination
4 - In-class Test(s)
2 - Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)