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 Not Applicable
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

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2018

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 3 - 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 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.

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: Unit evaluation
Feedback
I found the pathology review and going through the cases each week to be very beneficial.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to focus on clinical pathology and relevancy towards chiropractic practice.
Action Taken
This was maintained in 2017.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
I think there must be a better way to teach the Aboriginal section of this subject than giving a load of articles for us to read. I struggled to retain the information in these articles after reading them.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will consult with more experienced faculty within the university to improve this element of the unit. The unit coordinator will also explore the possibility of observing at an Indigenous health clinic or outreach experience.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator attempted to find a more appropriately qualified staff member to take this component of the unit but was unsuccessful.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
It was a relief to have a course which seemed focused on actual clinical relevancy.
Recommendation
The unit will continue to maintain a focus on clinical relevancy to improve the student learning experience.
Action Taken
This theme was taken into the 2017 offering as well.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
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