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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 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: CHIR20009 Clinical Practice 4 and CHIR20010 Advanced Clinical Development 1

Co-requisite: CHIR20011 Clinical Practice 5

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 - 2017

Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Online
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 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 19.51% 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 practical workshop was beneficial to their learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the practical workshop be held in future offerings of the unit.
Action Taken
A paediatric chiropractor hosted the weekly zoom sessions and demonstrated practical skills involving pregnancy and paediatric related cases.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that the lectures and recordings could have been improved upon to assist their appreciation of the content.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the lectures be re-worked for future offerings of the unit.
Action Taken
Unfortunately, this did not occur. It will be done for the next offering under a new unit coordinator.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt that the assessment requirements were unclear and the feedback could have been more comprehensive.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator works with the head of course to ensure the assessment requirements are clear and that feedback is comprehensive.
Action Taken
Unfortunately, this did not occur. It will be done for the next offering under a new unit coordinator.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt that the content within the unit did not support their learning experience.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator develop fresh content for this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt that a practical component to address the modifications required to care for and treat the special populations included in the unit would have been beneficial.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a practical component be added to this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt the assessments did not always match the content and did not advance their understanding of the subject material.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator develop fresh assessments.
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