CHIR13011 - Mental Health and Chiropractic Care

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Within your role as a Chiropractor you will encounter a diversity of clients experiencing a variety of mental health challenges which may impact upon their presentation and recovery. As such, during this unit you will be required to recognise the varying degrees of mental health and identify appropriate therapeutic options and referral pathways.Your ability to communicate effectively with clients, with consideration and awareness of their different cultural backgrounds and beliefs will be developed as part of this unit.

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

Co-requisite:

CHIR12007 Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis 1

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Online Test 50%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.37% 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 Survey and Unit Coordinator feedback.
Feedback
Review of all assessment items and feedback
Recommendation
A review of all assessment items is to be undertaken. In particular the Online test components of the referral letter and more significantly the quiz style component.
Action Taken
The quiz assessment was reviewed to include more real life application of content while the referral letter assessment was done well with better resources provided to students than the previous offering. Consultations with the Chiropractic team will be ongoing prior to Term 1 2019 offering.
Source: Have Your Say Survey and Unit Coordinator feedback
Feedback
More time to be spent on-campus with the Unit Coordinator. During term a total of two hours was spent on-campus (face to face) with students.
Recommendation
Review the number of internal sessions with Head of Department and discuss teaching plan for extending the number of internal sessions offered to the cohort.
Action Taken
It was decided that the CHIR13011 unit be delivered by distance entirely which now make the internal sessions unnecessary for future offerings.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
All of the information was easily accessible, relevant and at a level suitable for our understanding. Assignment information video uploads were especially helpful to outline specifics regarding each portion of what was expected from our submission. Overall an interesting and enjoyable unit
Recommendation
The recommendations from previous offerings have been implemented regarding a more clearer and well developed Moodle navigation platform to improve student experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
Very interesting content and delivered in a way that was easy to understand. Martin Harris always responded quickly to email queries and always helpful with explanations
Recommendation
Student questions were addressed within 24 hours where possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
The outline of the first assessment task could've been outlined more clearly. For example, one of the questions the assessor wanted us to do a MSE on the patient, however it wasn't stated it in the assessment outline, but only in the marking rubric. I think these two things need to be reflective of each other.
Recommendation
The feedback is taken into consideration and being refined with each offering, we are working on delivering a high quality unit to address all learning outcomes and assessment tasks.The unit coordinator will look at undertaking professional development in setting clearer assessment requirements for future tasks.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
In a perfect world, this information would probably be better delivered over an intensive weekend with perhaps a brief online preparatory component coming into the course as much of this information would seem to lend itself to instructor led role play in small groups.
Recommendation
The subject matter may not lend itself to be delivered in a intensive weekend format, however this will be discussed with the chiropractic faculty.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
As much as I don't like Distance subjects I thought this one was quite good. The text book was easy to follow which made reading it more enjoyable
Recommendation
An ebook of the text Pocketbook of Mental Health was placed in Moodle and helped enhance the learning experience for students. Regular engagement of the unit coordinator with the students was maintained throughout the term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback (HAVE YOUR SAY)
Feedback
The "in practice" videos were great insights into how we might deal with client's who present with mental health concerns in future practice.I particularly thought that the lecture regarding the responsibilities of running a clinic was invaluable
Recommendation
Practicing clinicians in the field as well as real world scenarios and current issues were used as examples to maintain student engagement and interest in the unit and assist the students with their future practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify different presentations in people experiencing mental health challenges
  2. Discuss the therapeutic options available for people who may be experiencing different types of mental health conditions and/or challenges
  3. Apply the principles of interpersonal communication and professional behaviours to the standards expected of a chiropractic health professional
  4. Apply recovery framework principles throughout the chiropractic assessment of and intervention process for clients experiencing mental health challenges.

This unit is linked to external accreditation requirements for the CB77 course of study.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test
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
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Online Test