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 Not Applicable
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

Class Timetable View Unit Timetable
Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 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 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

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60% 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 feedback survey
Feedback
A minority of students found navigating moodle challenging.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will explain any new features of moodle and how to use the different features during the first class of term.
Action Taken
This year the zoom meetings were embedded into moodle and the unit coordinator did an orientation to the moodle page at the first meeting. This item has been resolved as there was no mention of it in the feedback this year.
Source: Have your say feedback survey
Feedback
The students were happy with the level and timeliness of the feedback they received.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide prompt and complete feedback.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to provide prompt and complete written feedback.
Source: Have your say feedback survey
Feedback
The majority of students reported that the unit coordinator was approachable and knowledgeable.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to respond to student questions in a helpful manner.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator has continued to respond to student questions in a helpful manner.
Source: Have your say feedback survey
Feedback
The students would prefer to have clinical duties decreased during examination periods.
Recommendation
The clinic management is considering best available options to deal with this concern.
Action Taken
The clinic management in discussion with the unit coordinator have implemented a policy to close the clinic on examination days.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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