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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 SCA 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
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. 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 - 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 44.44% 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 appreciated the case-based material mirroring what they can expect to see in the future in professional practice.
Recommendation
It is recommended to continue to provide good quality, genuine, case-based materials that incorporate new topics while expanding previous learning.
Action Taken
The unit continued to provide good quality, genuine, case-based materials. They were well received by the students.
Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
The students appreciated the weekly study guide questions and tasks to assist them with keeping on track.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to offer weekly self-paced practice material for students to assist them with comprehension of content and assessment preparation.
Action Taken
Students were provided with theoretical and practice material well in advance for the final assessments which allowed them to self-pace their study sessions.
Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
The unit topics were clearly divided week by week which made it nice and easy to learn in bite-sized pieces. The Moodle page was very organised, clearly set out & relevant information provided.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide a clear and easy to follow learning experience.
Action Taken
The direction was continued in providing a clear direction. A few topics were consolidated to make learning clearer.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt there was good integration with other units (CAD 2 and 3)
Recommendation
It is recommended that any future opportunities for further integration with other units be taken.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated haivng a lot of lab time to build psychomotor skills
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit continues to offer adequate lab time for students to practice their skills.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students did not enjoy the group assignment feeling that it was unfair to have their mark impacted by someone else's lack of work.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students are provided with guidance to maximise their learning experience in group projects.
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
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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 - On-campus Activity
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination