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 SCA 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 - 2021

Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
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 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. Online Quiz(zes) 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

Term 3 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 17.07% 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: 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
The unit coordinator streamlined the content to include only relevant content and added case based learning to provide additional context for application of the information.
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
The lecturer continued to find ways to engage the students in lectures and tutorials.
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
The students were provided with weekly study questions. This comment was not raised in the 2020 feedback so it seems to have been resolved.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students commented that they would have liked to receive some of the content of this unit earlier in the course.
Recommendation
It is recommended that content be reviewed for optimal sequencing of delivery.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the weekly study questions and the opportunity to discuss them in the tutorial.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide study questions and the opportunity to discuss them in tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students felt they would have benefited from being able to see their marked online quizzes not just their scores.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Moodle quiz setting be changed to allow students to see their individual quizzes after all students have completed the task.
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 - Online Quiz(zes)
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 - Online Quiz(zes)