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CHIR13009 - Professional Chiropractic Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit follows on from Professional Chiropractic Practice 1. In order to further develop your clinical reasoning skills, this unit utilises case scenarios at a greater difficulty level, compared with that covered in Professional Chiropractic Practice 1. You will continue to practise, and further refine, your case history taking. You will formulate a differential diagnosis, utilising your assessment and diagnostic skills, gained in Professional Chiropractic Practice 1 and Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1 and 2, with a greater focus on neuro-musculoskeletal conditions. You will be required to formulate a chiropractic treatment/management approach, according to the case scenario studied. Spinal and peripheral psychomotor techniques will be further ‘fine-tuned’ and practised as they are applied. You will be required to undergo clinic placement with a chiropractic practitioner in the field. You will be required to interpret and reflect on the respective clinical chiropractic practice with a deeper level of understanding.

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

For 2015:

Pre-requisite: CHIR13008

Effective 2016:

Pre-requisites: CHIR13008, CHIR12006 & 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 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. On-campus Activity 0%
2. Portfolio 20%
3. Practical Assessment 50%
4. Examination 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

Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 61.7% 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: Moodle 'Have your say'
Feedback
I feel it would be beneficial for students to see their OSCE rubrics after the results are out to see where they can improve.
Recommendation
It is recommended that in future the weekly schedule will be re-arranged to include a mid-term OSCE assessment so that feedback can be given in-class. At the end of term, a feedback session will be arranged for students.
Action Taken
A time is set up for students to view their OSCE's. For students who can not make the time, alternative times are available on an individual basis. As well, general feedback is available by email from the UC. A group email is sent to the cohort reviewing common errors.
Source: Moodle 'have your say'
Feedback
Recorded material needs to have different play-back speeds.
Recommendation
It is recommended that Echo 360 be utilised in future recordings.
Action Taken
The lectures that were used were primarily from 2018.As this unit is changing for 2020, new recordings are being produced for next year. There were weekly case study Zoom sessions with the students which were recorded. There did not seem to be any issues with these recordings.
Source: Moodle 'have your say'
Feedback
The portfolio should be pass/fail instead of the graded 20% weighting
Recommendation
It is recommended that the portfolio be pass/fail instead of the current graded 20% weighting.
Action Taken
In 2019 the portfolio was pass/fail. The feedback was implemented and completed.
Source: Moodle 'have your say'
Feedback
The OSCE cards in Mackay were changed mid term.
Recommendation
It is recommended that greater communication with the Mackay tutors will take place to ensure students only access the 2018 OSCE cards (and not 2017 cards) which were uploaded in week 7.
Action Taken
In 2019 the OSCE's went well across all campuses. There were no changes to the cards. There have not been any comments from the students regarding the cards and this issue appears to have been resolved.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
The students found the organisation, content, and practice time in the practical classes highly beneficial.
Recommendation
Continue with the format of focused practical classes with class time spent on hands on skills and practical skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say and personal correspondence.
Feedback
The students found the teaching staff across all campuses to be highly practical, knowledgeable, and supportive.
Recommendation
Continue with a team of supportive, experienced, and practical educators.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say and personal correspondence.
Feedback
The students found the examination underpinned the knowledge learned in the practical classes and case studies.
Recommendation
Continue with alignment of the assessments, learning and teaching, and authentic chiropractic practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say and personal correspondence.
Feedback
The students found the case studies engaging and the content excellent.
Recommendation
Continue with engaging, practical, authentic case study presentations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform history taking at a competent level for difficult case scenarios, with a focus on neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.
  2. Interpret clinical case findings in order to form a differential diagnosis.
  3. Perform appropriate physical examination procedures in order to eliminate or confirm a differential diagnosis.
  4. Interpret the information gathered from the physical examination in order to determine a likely diagnosis.
  5. Provide a comprehensive report of findings for a given case study.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate patient handling skills, including effective communication skills.
  7. Develop an appropiate chiropractic management course according to given case scenarios.
  8. Critically reflect on relevant sources of information.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
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1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
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 - On-campus Activity
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination