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 - 2020

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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

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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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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: 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
Tutorials were scheduled at a time that suited all campus locations. This appears to have resolved as there were no further comments about this in 2019.
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
All sessions were re-recorded to reflect the current year's material.
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
Topics have largely remained the same with some improvement in the scheduling of topics in order to create subject themes during the term.
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
All casual staff have been appropriately trained and are proficient in the use of CQU IT services/devices.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
Students commented that while the material was understood to be both relevant and important there was far too much of it covered over the term
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will investigate and ensure the weekly content is delivered in manageable sessions.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
Students found the lecturer engaging and enthusastic
Recommendation
The lecturer will continue to provide an engaging and enthusiastic learning experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say student survey
Feedback
Some students felt the final examination was too difficult.
Recommendation
The students will be provided with some weekly study questions to assist with preparing study notes for the final examination.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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