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CHIR20010 - Advanced Clinical Development 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

You will integrate the material studied within the chiropractic course with the further development of critical thinking skills and your capacity to assess, diagnose and manage common neuromusculoskeletal conditions, using clinical case scenarios in the adult and sports-related populations. You will develop an understanding of management approaches to chiropractic care including the integration of the principles and practice of the science, art, and philosophy of chiropractic. Management approaches include prevention, advice on healthy lifestyles, self-managed care, rehabilitation and the utilisation of clinical outcome measures. You will appreciate the importance of integrating knowledge and skills to support clinical decision-making and be willing to adapt with guidance from supervisors and mentors.

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

Pre-requisite:

CHIR20006 Clinical Practice 3

and

CHIR20007 Diagnostic Imaging 2

Co-requisite:

CHIR20009 Clinical Practice 4

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 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 1 - 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. Portfolio 20%
2. In-class Test(s) 40%
3. Examination 40%

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 1 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 11.11% 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
Some students felt that they would have benefited from the case scenarios being set at a higher more complex level.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator consider the complexity of the cases presented to the students in relation to their stage of learning.
Action Taken
Complex cases were created and used in the tutorials, with an emphasis towards referencing recent literature - to remain contemporary with trends and changes in the field.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would have appreciated recordings to go with all of the lecture slides provided.
Recommendation
The new unit coordinator should ensure that all lectures placed into Moodle have an associated recording.
Action Taken
All lectures were pre-recorded and appropriately placed in Moodle, therefore easy to locate and navigate.
Source: Have Your Say, written and verbal student feedback, and previous unit coordinator
Feedback
Students were dissatisfied with the quality of the end of term assessment.
Recommendation
The new unit coordinator will ensure that any assessments given to the students have been moderated by the discipline for clarity and quality.
Action Taken
A new assessment was designed to reflect an equal spread of lecture and tutorial material. Greater emphasis was placed on evidence based literature provided during the semester.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that the content was overwhelming during a COVID impacted year.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the UC review the content before the next offering to explore whether there is opportunity to streamline the content.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that additional time would have helped them score higher grades on the quiz assessment.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the UC review the timing of the assessments to ensure that the time provided is adequate for all students to complete.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would have liked additional guidance on the requirements of the reflective assessment task.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the UC review the guidance provided and if required provide additional detail for the reflective assessment task.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the clinically relevant material and the integration of recent research to assist with management planning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that all new content generated continues to provide opportunity to integrate recent literature with management and care planning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the morphology of a clinical condition according to its anatomy, biomechanics, etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and prevalence.
  2. Interpret findings from a case history and physical assessment to formulate and develop a differential diagnosis or clinical impression in order to consider an appropriate management plan and prognosis, taking in consideration patient safety, absolute and relative contraindications.
  3. Apply the appropriate chiropractic approach to treatment (within the scope of practice) that includes technique/skills, exercises/rehabilitation, health promotion, prevention, lifestyle advice and self-managed care in a professional and ethical way, in accordance with the chiropractic code of conduct and professional standards.

This is a specific preparatory unit to assist you to develop an individualised pathway towards strengthening the majority of elements and performance indicators of CCEA’s Accreditation Standards. There is also a loose alignment with the Clinical Interest Groups of the Chiropractors Association of Australia (National).

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Portfolio
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
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
2 - In-class Test(s)
3 - Examination
1 - Portfolio