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 adjustment and mobilisation.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
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

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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 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

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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 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 70.37% 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: Moodle
Feedback
Unit material was aligned by anatomical region with other units to aid learning. Both CP2 and rehabilitation covered the same regions as extraspinal.
Recommendation
Continue to map and align teaching material to ensure students learning is facilitated and reinforced.
Action Taken
Mapping and alignment of material to the main chiropractic units in the year continued along anatomical regions and students seemed to appreciate this effort in coordination.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Enhance and integrate the case study material more completely with the additional unit material.
Recommendation
Increase the use of case studies to help apply their knowledge, information could be integrated more thoroughly..
Action Taken
Case Studies were improved and included more integrated cases which helped to bring together all the streams of material from the unit.
Source: in class
Feedback
Practical examination in class tests could be assessed pass/fail to help reduce any differences between campuses or from one examiner to another.
Recommendation
In class practical assessments switched to pass/fail competency based.
Action Taken
Competency assessment was switched to pass/fail to help reduce any differences in marking standardization across the campuses.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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