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CHIR20017 - Advanced Topics in Clinical Chiropractic

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit has been developed to expose you to some of the advanced topics in clinical chiropractic. It will introduce you to a wide range of advanced topics found today in the profession under the sub-headings; Advanced sports rehabilitation and injury management, instrument assisted and advanced soft tissue techniques, dry needling/medical acupuncture and non-radiographic diagnostic imaging. By the end of this unit you will be well equipped to understand many advanced topics utilised within the clinical chiropractic profession.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: CHIR20013

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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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2017

Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Mackay
Sydney
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2021 Profile
Online
Term 3 - 2022 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. Portfolio 30%
2. Group Discussion 30%
3. Presentation 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%).

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 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 14.29% 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
Feedback
Students enjoyed the wide range of current clinical concepts presented.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will continue to present a wide range of current clinical concepts.
Action Taken
The unit coordinator continued to present a wide range of current clinical concepts.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would have preferred more challenging assessments.
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will investigate alternative assessments.
Action Taken
Alternative assessments were introduced into this unit in 2020.
Source: Self-Reflection and student evaluation scores
Feedback
Additional feedback on assignments would aid learning
Recommendation
The unit coordinator will ensure adequate time is dedicated to providing feedback.
Action Taken
Additional feedback was provided throughout this unit in 2020.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the clear and consistent instructions provided for the assessment tasks in this unit.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator continue to provide clear and consistent instructions to students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students found the content clinically and socially relevant to their future practice.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator continue to provide content that is relevant to future practice.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students would prefer to not have group assessment tasks.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator generate assessment tasks based on the new material that will be introduced in the next offering of this unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply advanced clinical skills in the assessment and management sports injuries
  2. Differentiate between advanced soft tissue techniques utilised in clinical chiropractic
  3. Appraise advanced management protocols utilised within the chiropractic profession
  4. Select and defend an advanced management protocol used in clinical chiropractic.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - Group Discussion
3 - Presentation
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
4 - Research
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 - Portfolio
2 - Group Discussion
3 - Presentation