CHIR20018 - Professional Practice and Business Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will introduce key concepts in small business management as well as techniques for being successful in a clinical business environment. It will further enhance your ability to communicate in a professional manner. Areas of specialisation will be introduced allowing you to investigate the different types of chiropractic practices that exist. You will have the opportunity to participate in active and applied learning through a variety of mixed learning modes. This unit is aimed at producing work ready graduates that understand the role of business in clinical practice while providing you with a competitive edge for securing employment in Australia.

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 There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

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 2 - 2022

Term 2 - 2022 Profile
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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. Presentation and Written Assessment 60%
2. Portfolio 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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 18.92% 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 appreciated the engaging nature of the lectures and tutorials.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the lectures and tutorials continue in a similar format.
Action Taken
The lectures and tutorials were delivered in a similar format.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students reported that this unit helped them understand the business side of building and running a practice.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the focus of the unit continue to be preparing students for building and running clinical practices.
Action Taken
The focus on the unit continued to be on how to prepare for building and running clinical practices.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Some students felt they would have benefited from their assessments being returned sooner.
Recommendation
It is recommended that students are reminded/informed of university assessment return guidelines at the beginning of term so they are aware of what they should expect.
Action Taken
An introduction to the unit was held in the first tutorial where the students were reminded of the university assessment return guidelines as well as assessment expectations.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students appreciated the opportunity to work through real life practice building scenarios with the unit coordinator in the weekly tutorials.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide real life practice building scenarios in the weekly tutorials.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
Students found the assessment tasks valuable for preparing for work after graduation.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide authentic assessment tasks that prepare the students for work after graduation.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the key aspects of running an efficient clinical practice
  2. Investigate and describe different specialisations of clinical practices
  3. Communicate in a professional manner
  4. Apply introductory knowledge of budgeting, risk analysis, marketing, practice and staff management in a clinical practice.

  1. Discuss the key aspects of running an efficient clinical practice. - CCEA unit 2
  2. Investigate different specialisations of clinical practices. - CCEA 2
  3. Apply introductory knowledge of budgeting, risk analysis, marketing, practice and staff management in a clinical practice -CCEA unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, unit 5, unit 9 subsection 9.4
  4. Communicate in a professional manner and build an inter-professional network - CCEA unit 1, unit 2, unit 3, unit 4, unit 5, Unit 6 subsection 6.7, unit 7 subsection 7.2, unit 9 subsection 9.4

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio
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 8
1 - Presentation and Written Assessment
2 - Portfolio