CHIR20012 - Advanced Clinical Development 2

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will continue to integrate the material studied within the chiropractic course. You will also further the development of your critical thinking skills and capacity to assess, diagnose and manage less common neuromusculoskeletal conditions. In addition, there will be usage of clinical scenarios in the obstetrical and paediatric patient populations. You will understand management approaches to chiropractic care including 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 your decision-making and management approaches with the guidance from supervisors and mentors.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisite: CHIR20009 Clinical Practice 4 and CHIR20010 Advanced Clinical Development 1

Co-requisite: CHIR20011 Clinical Practice 5

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2018

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online

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. Online Test 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Examination 30%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 50% 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.

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Feedback
Technical difficulties with the online quiz
Recommendation
This will be rectified through appropriate training and experience on behalf of the unit coordinator.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator sought advice from University staff on the set up of Moodle quizzes. There were no issues with the conduct of the quiz or its content in 2018.
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Feedback
Non timely placement of lectures onto moodle.
Recommendation
All recorded lectures and power points will be placed at a minimum of two weeks prior to the date at which they are due.
Action Taken
This was not achieved due to workload pressures. The unit coordinator will continue to work towards this goal.
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Feedback
Would have been good to have more tutorials and hands on. More interaction.
Recommendation
Whilst there is no plan to introduce a practical component into the unit, the recommendation is for the unit coordinator to place more videos on the moodle site in order to better demonstrate practical procedures.
Action Taken
Nil.
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Feedback
The assignment task was good
Recommendation
The assignment task calls for students to discuss a case from the perspective of both the practitioner and patient. Students are asked to visit local chiropractors to obtain their opinion on the management of the case as well as perform a review of the current literature on the topic. The recommendation is for the assignment format and topic to remain the same for 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
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Feedback
Barry was great at talking about his experiences and deviating from the slides. I really like this.
Recommendation
In addition to learning about diagnosis and management from textbooks and websites, students also enjoy hearing about the anecdotal experience of practitioners. The recommendation is to maintain this exposure to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
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Feedback
Not sure how the assignment was marked. Where is the rubric for students to seek improvement from and understand where they went wrong.
Recommendation
The rubric for the assignment needs to be modified and improved. The recommendation is for the unit coordinator to seek advice from teaching and learning staff on how to construct a rubric which will allow for more meaningful feedback to be given to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the relationship between normal and abnormal morphology of a clinical condition according to its aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment options.
  2. Interpret findings and formulate a diagnosis, clinical impression, management plan and prognosis from a case history and physical assessment, taking into consideration patient safety and any contraindications.
  3. Apply the appropriate chiropractic approach to treatment (within the scope of practice) that includes technique/skills, exercise/rehabilitation, health promotion, prevention, lifestyle advice and self-managed care in a professional and ethical way in accordance to the chiropractic code of conduct and professional standards.
  4. Apply humanistic factors involving communication skills and bio-psychosocial awareness, relative to the patient-practitioner interface.

This is a specific exposure unit to assist the student develop their individualised pathway towards strengthening the majority of elements and performance indicators of CCEA’s Accreditation Standards: Unit 6 Patient Assessment, Unit 7 Diagnostic Decision Making, Unit 8 Planning of Patient Care, Unit 9 Implementation of Care, and Unit 3 Professional Interaction. There will be some elements addressed from Unit 10 Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Unit 11 Professional Scientific Development.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Test
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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 - Online Test
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Examination