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CHIR20011 - Clinical Practice 5

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinical Placement 5 provides students with their fifth block of practical experience with a chiropractic clinic. Students will work as a functional team member under minimal guidance of the clinic supervisors. They will build on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills learnt in the previous four clinical units of the course and will therefore be expected to demonstrate this increased knowledge and skill by contributing to patient assessment and treatment. Students will be expected to actively contribute to clinical decision making and treatment and to be able to undertake many tasks independently. Students may apply to be considered as an 'intern' and be granted a higher level of patient privileges with less supervision. The intern experience is a valuable bridge between university and professional practice.

Details

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

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 3 - 2016

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Mackay
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 2 - 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 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 70%
2. Professional Practice Placement 30%
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.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 17.07% 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
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
The interprofessional cases were continued this year. However, as a result of COVID-19 some of the outside practitioners were no longer available to participate.
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
The clinics continued to strive to provide a positive and supportive clinical education experience.
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
The assessment tasks were set to continue to engage and help students to apply new information.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Many students enjoyed the weekly case based learning activities.
Recommendation
It is recommended that case based learning continue to be a part of this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that a better staff student ratio would improve their experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that additional strategies be identified to ensure students are able to maximise their time with staff. The clinics work within the ratios accepted by all institutions within the profession.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Propose and perform an appropriate patient-centered clinical assessment, at a mastery level within a controlled clinical environment, under minimal supervision.
  2. Synthesize clinical data to generate differential diagnoses for specific patient complaints, select an appropriate working diagnoses and then generate an appropriate treatment plan independently.
  3. Identify the need for a patient to receive emergency care and/or referral to another health care professional, and to complete the appropriate course of care, under minimal supervision and feedback.
  4. Apply health prevention and promotion principles to an individual patient’s management plan, under minimal supervision/feedback.
  5. Have effective communication skills, including explaining a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and producing written professional reports, independently.
  6. Behave in a way that is congruent with the duty of care of a primary contact health care practitioner and the elements of the chiropractic code of conduct, with minimal clinical supervision.
  7. Generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level.

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 7
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 7
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