CHIR20009 - Clinical Practice 4

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit follows on directly from Clinical Practice 3 and will provide you with your first hands-on practical experience. You will build on your theoretical knowledge and practical skills gained over the previous three clinical units. You will begin undertaking patient assessments and management with guidance from your supervisor. During the term, you will actively demonstrate your developing clinical assessment and decision making, treatment delivery, record keeping, communication skills and professionalism with support from the clinical supervisors. By the end of CP4, an increasing level of competency, consistency and professionalism in the healthcare setting should be demonstrable.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite

CHIR20006 Clinical Practice 3

and

CHIR20005 Diagnostic Imaging 1

and

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 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 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 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Examination 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

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: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students reported enjoying the weekly zoom tutorials with the lecturers but would like more focus on case discussions.
Recommendation
The zoom tutorials will continue to be offered on a weekly basis with an increase in case discussions.
Action Taken
The zoom tutorials continued with additional focus on case discussions.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt that the assessments were useful for and supportive of their learning experience.
Recommendation
The assessments will continue to be offered in an authentic manner.
Action Taken
The assessments were offered in the same format as last year.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students reported dissatisfaction with the delayed opening and limited number of patients in the Brisbane student clinic.
Recommendation
A number of strategies have been identified and will be implemented to increase patient numbers.
Action Taken
Additional outreach and marketing activities have taken place and the Brisbane student clinic is seeing significantly more patients than last year.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that additional time for the written examination would have allowed them to perform better.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will consider the examination requirements in relation to time allowance in more detail to ensure students do not feel rushed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students enjoyed the cross-campus weekly zoom tutorials including the opportunity to discuss cases.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to offer cross-campus weekly zoom sessions to encourage student engagement.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say and Class Rep discussions
Feedback
Some students identified concerns with the clinical experience in relation to consistency and support from the clinical academic team and general clinic processes.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will work closely with the new head of clinics to ensure that students are receiving the necessary consistency and support including that processes are clearly explained.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Perform an appropriate patient-centered clinical assessment, within a clinical environment, under the guidance of the clinical supervisor.
  2. Synthesize clinical data to generate differential diagnoses for specific patient complaints, select an appropriate working diagnosis and generate an appropriate treatment plan.
  3. Provide an appropriate course of care while also applying health prevention and promotion principles to an individual patient’s management plan, with supervision and feedback.
  4. Demonstrate an intermediate level of communication skills, including explaining a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and producing written professional reports, with guidance from clinical supervisor.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate professional conduct, congruent with the duty of care of a primary contact health care practitioner and the elements of the chiropractic code of conduct.
  6. Identify the need for a patient to receive emergency care and or referral to another health care professional, with supervision and feedback.

The Learning Outcomes address the majority of elements and performance indicators of CCEA’s Accreditation Standards: Unit 3 Professional Interaction, Unit 6 Patient Assessment, Unit 7 Diagnostic Decision Making, Unit 8 Planning of Patient Care, and Unit 9 Implementation of Care. 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 evidenced in continuing, supervised full patient contact, Clinical Log Book and by specific 'time and place' assessment.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Portfolio
2 - Practical Assessment
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
7 - Leadership
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 - Practical Assessment
3 - Examination