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 SCA 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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2022

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 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

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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
Students enjoyed the practical nature of this unit and the positive learning environment on campus.
Recommendation
It is recommended that this unit continue to offer a positive on campus learning experience
Action Taken
This unit continued to offer extensive practical time on campus with enthusiastic clinicians to assist with their development.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Some students would have liked more time to review and practice practical skills.
Recommendation
This unit is primarily a theoretical unit with a smaller practical element. It is recommended that the structure of the unit be made clear at the beginning of term.
Action Taken
The unit structure and overview was outlined in the first face-to-face practical.
Source: Student Feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the clinical diagnosis and management components of this unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to develop this element of the content within this unit.
Action Taken
Students were given clinical scenarios via case studies, where they could role play as an examining clinician (patient history, physical examination and treatment).
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Some students felt that the research element of the group assessment took away from their preparation for clinic entrance assessments.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students are provided with additional guidance to ensure that the research component of the assessment task is not overly burdensome.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Some students felt the tutorials were hard to engage with and would have preferred less breakout room utilisation.
Recommendation
It is recommended the unit coordinator uses a variety of teaching methods during tutorials to engage students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Some students reported a preference for a new shorter streamlined format for the lectures so that they could engage with them more easily.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator streamlines the lectures associated with extraspinal articulations, reflecting contemporary evidence, in line with current thinking in the field with respect to assessment, treatment and management.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the opportunity to work through clinical scenarios in class.
Recommendation
It is recommended that an emphasis on pragmatic case scenarios continue in this unit.
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 8
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - In-class Test(s)