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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 SCA 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 3 - 2017

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Term 2 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 21.95% 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: 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
Placement was moved to the end of term, weeks 9-12 to avoid the disruption this has worked out very favorably and positively for both staff and students.
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
Dedicated technique time has been included and protected in such a way that students who want to practice their practical skills can make use of faculty time and experience to do so.
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
Informational videos and lectures have been created outlining reflective steps and reasons for their inclusion and emphasis. Also overall reflective tasks have been reduced to make this portion of the unit less onerous on the students.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Moving the end of term written exam to a Moodle Quiz was a positive way to assess students safely during the Covid-19 restrictions.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this change in assessment format be maintained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the positive on-campus learning environment. In particular the opportunity to practice and receive feedback on their skills.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students continue to have the opportunity to practice and receive feedback during on-campus classes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Students found completing all of the practical components of the unit before going on placement was beneficial for them.
Recommendation
It is recommended the practice of completing all practical components of the unit is achieved prior to the students go on placement
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