CHIR20014 - Advanced Clinical Development 3

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will focus on examining, diagnosing and managing common conditions that impact male and female health across the lifespan. You will advance your understanding of a range of management topics related to multicultural and ageing populations including injury prevention, advice on healthy lifestyles, self-managed care, rehabilitation, and treatment options. This unit will assist you with your clinical development in the student clinic by addressing the importance of integrating knowledge and skills to support clinical decision-making for these special populations.


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


CHIR20011 Clinical Practice 5


CHIR20012 Advanced Clinical Development 2


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 - 2023

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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

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
2. Presentation 25%
3. In-class Test(s) 50%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 3 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was .00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 5.41% 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: SUTE
Students would appreciate more clarity around the delivery of assessments.
It is recommended that timely information on the delivery of assessments is provided to students.
Action Taken
The content and delivery of assessments was provided to students before week one via the Unit Profile, and at week one in a lecture and in online tutorials throughout the term.
Source: SUTE
Unit content, resources provided and the volume of material delivered was well received by the students (100%) satisfaction.
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide high quality, evidenced based content and resources that support student learning.
Action Taken
With the re-development of all content in CHIR20014 - Advanced Clinical Development 3 in 2022, all content was high quality, evidenced based and supported student learning.
Source: SUTE comments
Students felt that research was well presented with links back to real world presentations.
It is recommended the unit continue to use research linked to clinical practice.
Action Taken
Source: SUTE comments
Some students would have appreciated additional clarification of the assignment requirements
It is recommended that assessment guidelines and marking rubrics for the assignments are provided to students in Moodle, with additional tutorial time dedicated to discuss the assignment requirements and to provide additional clarification
Action Taken
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 Quiz(zes)
2 - Presentation
3 - In-class Test(s)
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 8