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CHIR20003 - Clinical Practice 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In Clinical Practice 2 you will continue to build on your clinical competency in preparation for your clinical internship. These competencies include clinical reasoning, clinical assessment, diagnosis and management skills. While on your second external placement, you will be expected to perform as a functional team member under guidance of the clinic supervisors. The external placement will provide you with the opportunity to reflect on chiropractic procedures, processes and documentation, building on the practical experience gained during the first placement in Clinical Practice 1.

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 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 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. Written Assessment 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
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
Case work was added to eight weeks of teaching, and fully integrated with all of the faculty involved in content delivery. Pharmacology, rehabilitation and general diagnosis and pathology all represented in the case material.
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
Reflective tasks were reduced to three throughout the entire 12 week term.
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
It is still being assessed to decide if it would be feasible to run specialty cases through all three terms of the 4th year. Specialty teaching involves a lot of logistics due to multiple campuses and external providers.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Some students raised the suggestion to move the placement block to the start or end of the term so that there isn't a long break in the term. Students sometimes find it hard to get back into the flow of the term with a 4 week break in the middle.
Recommendation
It is recommended that moving the placement block be explored in more detail.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students have reported a desire for more time to practice their specialty and core techniques.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a dedicated technique session of the practical class be continued and emphasis be placed on the students to practice any and all of their core and specialty techniques.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
A number of students indicated that they find it difficult to engage and find value in the reflective journal.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the feasibility of amending the reflective learning tasks be explored.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop, refine and integrate problem solving skills through clinical case work, decision making and self reflective management at an intermediate level
  2. Demonstrate advanced level clinical skills required to assess patients and deliver appropriate management protocols
  3. Display professional and ethical behaviour appropriate for a healthcare professional in multicultural Australia, in accordance with the professional code of conduct
  4. Reflect on the operational and clinical aspects of chiropractic care.

Learning outcome 1 - CCEA standard of competency 3 (3.1, 3.2), 4 (4.1, 4.3), 5 (5.2)

Learning outcome 2 - CCEA standard of competency 1 (1.2), 3 (3.1, 3.2, 3.5), 4 (4.1, 4.3), 5 (5.2)

Learning outcome 3 - CCEA standard of competency 1 (1.2, 1.2, 1.4), 2 (2.1, 2.4), 4 (4.2, 4.3), 5 (5.3, 5.4)

Learning outcome 4 - CCEA standard of competency 2 (2.4, 2.5)

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