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CHIR20013 - Clinical Practice 6

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Clinical Placement 6 provides students with their sixth block of practical experience with a chiropractic clinic. Students will work independently and will be expected to perform as a functional team member under minimal guidance of the clinic supervisors. Students will build on the theoretical knowledge and practical skills learnt in the previous five 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 will need to operate at the level of intern with little or no supervision.

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:


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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2016

Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Mackay
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 3 - 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 0%
3. Professional Practice Placement 30%

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
Students appreciated both the radiology and clinical diagnosis tutorials provided to prepare for clinic exit.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to provide preparation tutorials to allow the students to practice applying their knowledge.
Action Taken
These tutorials were provided to assist with preparation for clinic exit.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students enjoyed the opportunity to practice in the student clinics with the support of the clinical academic team.
Recommendation
The clinical academic team will continue to provide a supportive environment for students to undertake clinical practice.
Action Taken
The student clinics continued to offer an enjoyable environment for caring for patients.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would have appreciated more direct individual feedback
Recommendation
The unit coordinator and clinical academic team should create more direct individual feedback opportunities.
Action Taken
Individual feedback was frequently supplied and this was not raised as an issue with the unit coordinator in T1.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. 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 a specific patient complaints, select an appropriate working diagnosis and then generate an appropriate treatment plan.
  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 and feedback.
  5. Have high level communication skills, including communicating a diagnosis and treatment plan to a patient, and producing written professional reports, under minimal clinical supervision.
  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, without the need for supervision.

Even though this unit goes beyond the CCEA's minimum standards, the Learning Outcomes address the majority of elements and performance indicators of those 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.

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