CHIR20003 - Clinical Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinical Practice 2 provides you with the second block of practical experience in a chiropractic clinic. You will work at a clinical level of proficiency and will be expected to perform as a functional team member under moderate guidance of the clinic supervisors. You will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of knowledge and skills as compared to Clinical Practice 1 and contribute to patient assessment and treatment. You will also be expected to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and understanding of chiropractic procedures, processes and documentation, building on the practical experience gained in the first placement.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

CHIR20002 Clinical Practice 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 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 70%
2. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. 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

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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: Student Feedback
Feedback
Continue to make competencies as achievable as possible and still maintain time for manual adjusting practice.
Recommendation
Dedicate time to the manual adjusting practice and practice of the new specialty techniques. it is important that this time so it doesn't get taken over by other teaching
Action Taken
Dedicated scheduling for technique time including rehabilitation and the specialty techniques. With this focus we hope to transition students into the clinic more competent at all aspects of manipulation.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Practical sessions should be limited to manageable duration to avoid them becoming too repetitive.
Recommendation
Limit the length of time of practical class can run so students can focus on good quality practice sessions and provide good breaks for longer classes. Professional shifts are seldom longer than 4hrs plus straight without some sort of a break so if practical sessions can mimic this we would be creating work ready graduates.
Action Taken
An concerted effort was made to make practical class time efficient, with adequate breaks given to ensure students were able to process all material. Students were given time to practice and reinforce any new skills delivered during practical class.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Competencies should be a pass / fail OR competent, professional etc. instead of being a numeral mark
Recommendation
Competencies in CP1-3 will be changed to pass/fail to ensure standardization of assessment and standardization across campuses and examiners.
Action Taken
Competencies changed to pass/fail which has helped to standardise marking for this assessment across all chiropractic Masters practical clinical units.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Add more case based learning as these will help students link teaching material to real life scenarios. Excellent discussions on step-by-step diagnoses, preparing students for clinical situations.
Recommendation
Consider adding more weeks with case studies, which should help students in clinic and with the case questions in the written exam. Ensure cases are of an integrated nature to assess students knowledge as broadly as possible.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Reduce the number of reflective portfolio submissions so that quality reflections can be produced, not focusing on quantity.
Recommendation
Reduce journal submissions to allow students to produce more considered and well researched submissions. .
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Various specialist techniques are highly commendable. Would it be possible to spread out the specialist techniques over term 1 and 2 for time management reasons
Recommendation
Consider running specialty techniques across all three terms to spread the teaching and logistical burden, this would not reduce the practical component as specialty techniques are additional work to the core technique stream.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform clinical assessment, decision making and management at a proficient level.
  2. Display behaviour appropriate to a professional health care practitioner.
  3. Apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to a proficient level in a broad range of conditions in the adult and paediatric populations.
  4. Recognise and respond appropriately to the reactions of patients to acute illness or injury.
  5. Explain the operational and clinical aspects of chiropractic care.
  6. Effectively communicate with patients and other professionals under moderate clinical supervision.

The Learning Outcomes address the majority of elements and performance indicators of CCEA’s Accreditation Standards: Unit 6 Patient Assessment, Unit 7 Diagnostic Decision Making, Unit 8 Planning of Patient Care, Unit 9 Implementation of Care, and Unit 3 Professional Interaction. There will be some elements addressed from Unit 10 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Unit 11 Professional Scientific Development.

The Learning Outcomes will be evident in continuing, supervised patient contact leading to participation in patient care.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Portfolio
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Examination