CHIR20006 - Clinical Practice 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinical Practice 3 is the third block of practical experience which is undertaken in the CQUni Health Clinic. You will perform as a functional team member under guidance of clinic supervisors and senior interns. You will build on theoretical knowledge and practical skills learnt in the previous two clinical units of the course and will be expected to demonstrate this increased knowledge and skill by contributing to patient assessment and treatment. You will actively contribute to clinical decision making and be able to undertake clinical tasks under supervision. In order to pass this unit you must demonstrate a mastery level of knowledge and understanding of chiropractic procedures, processes and documentation and demonstrate compliance with Chiropractic Professional Competency Standards.


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


CHIR20003 Clinical Practice 2 AND CHIR20005 Diagnostic Imaging


CHIR20007 Diagnostic Imaging 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 3 - 2023

Term 3 - 2023 Profile

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

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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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was .00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 2.56% 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: Have Your Say
Some students felt confused by the assessment tasks.
It is recommended that the unit coordinator ensure that the assessment tasks are clearly presented to both students and staff.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator ensured that the assessment tasks were clearly presented to both students and staff.
Source: Have Your Say
Some students felt that the transition to the clinic could have been shortened.
It is recommended that the academic and clinical team ensure that students understand the relevance of the transition to clinic activities.
Action Taken
The academic and clinical team worked to ensure students understood the relevance of the transition to clinic activities.
Source: Have Your Say
Students enjoyed the hands-on nature of the unit including the high quality and approachable instructors who taught in this unit.
It is recommended that high quality approachable instructors continue to be used in the unit.
Action Taken
High quality and approachable instructors continued to be used in this unit.
Source: Student verbal feedback
Some students mentioned that they would like the specialty techniques expanded to include adjunct therapies.
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator, in conjunction with the Discipline, explore the possibility of introducing adjunct therapies in this unit.
Action Taken
Source: Staff and student feedback
Students and staff both felt that electronic marking would alleviate the need for paper rubrics.
It is recommended that the Discipline explore possible ways to provide electronic marking.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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