CHIR20004 - Extraspinal Articulations

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will be introduced to the theory of assessment, treatment and management of extraspinal articulations. This theory will underpin your clinical practice in the field of articular joint manipulation, adjustment and mobilisation.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

CHIR20002 Clinical Practice 1

Corequisite:

CHIR20003 Clinical Practice 2

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

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 Postgraduate 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 20%
2. Practical Assessment 25%
3. Practical Assessment 25%
4. In-class Test(s) 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

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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
Two separate in class OSCE's helped to separate teaching and learning into upper and lower limb to allow time to understand and learn the material properly.
Recommendation
This works for separate individual regional examinations but good integration also needs to take place.
Action Taken
The OSCE's for 2019 were evaluated on a regional basis.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Covering the same joint each week in Extraspinal and CP2 was good,due to the huge volume of information we have to learn / retain / refresh, each week in the combined subjects. It was easier to focus on one joint at a time across the subjects as this would allow time to learn and consolidate the information more thoroughly. If possible DI material could also be aligned.
Recommendation
Keep working on the alignment and mapping of units if possible extend it to all 4th year units.
Action Taken
Every effort was made to align material taught in this unit with that taught in the clinical practicum units.
Source: In class feedback
Feedback
Some time was spent bringing all students up to speed on some aspects of assumed knowledge.
Recommendation
Reference students to exactly where assumed knowledge material has been taught in the bachelors course so less time has to be spent recapping or refreshing material for some students
Action Taken
Procedures learned in previous years were reiterated in all classes.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Difficult to find case topics to write assignment, took a lot of time which could have been spent working on the assignment.
Recommendation
This is a complex assignment which can take some time to complete, it involves both independent study and collaboration with third parties.
Action Taken
The topic for the assignment was broadened this year to allow students greater choice in their selection.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Students greatly enjoyed the practical classes and the enthusiasm of the practical supervisors
Recommendation
The casual teaching staff in this unit were all experienced practitioners. Every effort should be made to employ staff who are well versed and committed to a positive student experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Students enjoyed hearing about the clinical experience of the lecturer.
Recommendation
Learning material used in this class should continue to be composed of an appropriate mix of clinical experience and evidence based research. Together, these elements make learning authentic and relevant.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say"
Feedback
Some students felt the unit material was a repeat of that which they had previously been taught
Recommendation
The current structure of the unit sees it act as a review point as well as a space to learn new material. Whilst there may be a need to emphasize the benefits of reviewing previously taught material, the need to link the two in a more integrated manner is required.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Relate the clinical anatomy and potential functional changes relevant to extra-spinal articulations
  2. Perform an appropriate physical examination of extraspinal joints, and determine appropriate differential diagnoses
  3. Interpret changes in extra-spinal articulations and identify appropriate therapeutic interventions
  4. Perform appropriate chiropractic techniques in the management of extraspinal abnormalities.

Links to CCEA Competency Elements:

Domains 6, 7, 8 and 9 as applicable to these regions.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)