CHIR20017 - Advanced Topics in Clinical Chiropractic

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit, you will explore a range of professional issues that you may encounter as part of the clinical practice of chiropractic. You will discuss issues which are important to both the profession as a whole and to you as an individual practitioner. Topics covered will include those pertaining to patient care, the role of the chiropractor within the broader health care system and compliance with the ethical and legal requirements of practice. In addition to sharing your own ideas with colleagues, you will hear from experts on these matters from a range of professional backgrounds.

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 - 2021

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. Online Quiz(zes) 70%

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. Evaluate complex clinical and professional issues within a contemporary healthcare setting
  2. Reflect on different stakeholder perspectives when devising management procedure in a clinical or professional setting
  3. Develop an evidence-based management procedure to address professional or clinical concern
  4. Defend a management procedure created for use in a professional or clinical setting

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Portfolio
2 - 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
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