CHIR20011 - Clinical Practice 5

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinical Practice 5 provides you with your fifth block of practical experience within a chiropractic clinic. Under decreasing guidance from your clinic supervisors, you will work as a functional team member and using the theoretical knowledge and practical skills developed in the previous four clinical units. Therefore, you will be expected to demonstrate this increased knowledge and skill by delivering patient assessment and treatment. You will begin to actively lead clinical decision making and management planning discussions. During this unit you will be able to undertake many clinical tasks independently. This intern experience is a valuable bridge between university and professional practice.

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:


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 2 - 2020

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 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. Professional Practice Placement 0%
3. Professional Practice Placement 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.

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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 survey
Feedback
Students really enjoyed the authentic nature of the assessment tasks.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator is very pleased that the students enjoyed the assessment tasks. Authentic learning opportunities will continue to be offered.
Action Taken
Engaging assessment tasks continued to be undertaken in this unit.
Source: Have Your Say feedback survey
Feedback
Students enjoyed engaging with students from all campi each week. There was a suggestion that students should be given further requirements for engaging on the forums.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will explore ways to further engage the students on the forum.
Action Taken
Students were provided with a weekly forum and opportunities to comment on each others posts. This seemed to be very popular.
Source: Have Your Say feedback survey
Feedback
Some students reported a concern with regards to a lack of clarity with instructions and feedback on reports within the clinic environment.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will work with the clinical sites to ensure that students are provided with a clear and supportive learning environment.
Action Taken
A new clinic supervisor has commenced and this issue appears to have been fully resolved.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students found the inter-professional case conferences beneficial to their learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the inter-professional case conferences be expanded to include more in future offerings of the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbal and Have Your Say
Feedback
Students reported that the clinical education environment was a positive and supportive one.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the clinical education team continues to provide a positive and supportive learning environment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students found the assessment tasks were engaging and helped them to apply new information.
Recommendation
It is recommended that assessment tasks continue to require students to apply new knowledge to authentic situations.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Plan and perform an appropriate patient-centered clinical assessment, at a mastery level
  2. Independently appraise clinical data to determine differential diagnoses, formulate an appropriate working diagnoses and then generate an appropriate treatment plan
  3. Use case studies with minimal supervisor guidance to assess the need for a patient to receive emergency care and/or referral to another health care professional, and perform an appropriate course of care
  4. Prepare and present a health promotion plan as part of a patient’s management plan
  5. Explain a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and produce professional written reports using effective communication skills
  6. Independently and consistently comply with the duty of care of a primary health care practitioner and the Chiropractic Code of Conduct.

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. These will be evidenced by the portfolio which will log each patient interaction.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Portfolio
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Professional Practice Placement
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 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Professional Practice Placement