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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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2015

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
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. 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 - 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 38% 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
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
There has been considerable effort in the planning, revision and execution of this unit to develop students understanding of more complex clinical conditions that may present in Chiropractic Practice. This provided practice time to improve these skills in the practical classes.
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
There was acknowledgement of the professionalism of the teaching staff and unit coordinator will continue to encourage support from the health professionals that tutor in all campuses.
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
Due to the curriculum review and change in 2020, this unit is clinical examination and practical focused. This allowed for the condition based units to support the clinical skills being taught in this unit.
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
Due to the curriculum review and change in 2020, this unit is clinical examination and practical focused presented with the use of case studies This allowed for the condition based units to support the clinical skills being taught in this unit.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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
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1 - On-campus Activity
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Examination