CHIR20014 - Advanced Clinical Development 3

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, diagnosis and manage unusual neuromusculoskeletal conditions and non-neuromuscular conditions. In addition, there will be the usage of clinical scenarios in the geriatric and Aboriginal and Torres Islander 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, specific to the population groups. 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 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite:

CHIR20011 Clinical Practice 5

and

CHIR20012 Advanced Clinical Development 2

and

CHIR20015 Techniques and Related Research

Co-requisite:

CHIR20013 Clinical Practice 6

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 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2020 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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

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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
The content in the course addressed specific important daily topics which I will have to deal with in practice every day such as pregnancy, pediatrics, geriatrics etc. This was valuable for me to review and to learn important aspects which was outlined well
Recommendation
The unit will continue to address these important issues.
Action Taken
These topics form the basis of the unit and were again taught in 2018.
Source: Have your say
Feedback
Only a minor thing and Dr Draper has already addressed it and acknowledged it would just be the timing for uploading the content, and after the content was uploaded the info got changed so I had to go back and re-watch everything to make sure i addressed the changes
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will ensure this does not occur in the future.
Action Taken
All lectures were recorded and uploaded in advance in 2018. No changes were made to the uploaded material.
Source: Students personal verbal comment.
Feedback
The practical component for the paediatrics component was very good.
Recommendation
A well qualified individual will again be sourced to provide this component.
Action Taken
A practical component addressing paediatric assessment was again delivered in 2018.
Source: Verbal comment from student to coordinator.
Feedback
The prac class was re-scheduled on a number of occasions. This is poor planning.
Recommendation
The practical sessions should be scheduled well in advance and the date adhered to by staff.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student email to coordinator.
Feedback
The Echo 360 recordings were hard to hear and there was too much information on the power points.
Recommendation
The Echo 360 recordings and power points for 2018 should be replaced with new versions for 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" comment.
Feedback
Students commented that they really like the topics in this unit and that the unit has really helped prepare them for private practice.
Recommendation
Whilst the delivery of the material should be enhanced in 2019, the topic areas should remain the same.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: "Have your say" comment.
Feedback
Students commented that there were mistakes with the recordings and that the feedback on returned assessments were too general.
Recommendation
The lectures were delivered by a casual lecturer who had not previously taught for CQU. Appropriate training on the use of CQU IT devices and systems should be provided to all casual staff teaching into a unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the morphology of a clinical condition according to its aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment options.
  2. Evaluate 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 unit to assist the student develop their individualised pathway towards strengthening the majority of elements and performance indicators of CCEA’s Accreditation Standards for areas considered ‘clinical interest’ as opposed to general practice. In total, this unit will address aspects of 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
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