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.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
CHIR20011 Clinical Practice 5
CHIR20012 Advanced Clinical Development 2
CHIR20015 Techniques and Related Research
CHIR20013 Clinical Practice 6
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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).
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.
|1. Online Test||30%|
|2. Written Assessment||40%|
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%).
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Term 3 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.56% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Online Test||•|
|2 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|3 - Examination||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
|7 - Leadership||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|
|1 - Online Test||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Examination||•||•||•||•||•||•|