CHIR20012 - Advanced Clinical Development 2
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

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, diagnose and manage less common neuromusculoskeletal conditions. In addition, there will be usage of clinical scenarios in the obstetrical and paediatric patient 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. 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

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band [not found]
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisite: CHIR20009 Clinical Practice 4 and CHIR20010 Advanced Clinical Development 1

Co-requisite: CHIR20011 Clinical Practice 5

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).

Offerings

Term 2 - 2017
  • Mackay

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Online Test 30%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Examination 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
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  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
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  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Needing more focus of the online Moodle information in online quiz preparation so that extraneous material can be more filtered. Direct student feedback. Too much emphasis and expectations were placed on self-directed learning, with less than ideal results. The extensive volume of material and the need to assimilate the information pushed the students beyond expected norms.
Mahara difficult and cumbersome. Direct student feedback. The CQU portfolio system (using Mahara) will be emphasised earlier and throughout the program to reduce the unfamiliarity with this software at this level, in the future.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the relationship between normal and abnormal morphology of a clinical condition according to its aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment options.
  2. Interpret 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 specific exposure unit to assist the student develop their individualised pathway towards strengthening the majority of elements and performance indicators of CCEA’s Accreditation Standards: 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 - Examination  

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced 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

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Test
2 - Written Assessment  
3 - Examination    

Corrections

Date Updated Information
07-Jul-2017 11:50

Under Assessment Tasks

End of semester theory exam. This will cover all weeks but with a 80:20 emphasis on weeks 7-12: weeks 1-6. This

will be composed of 50 multiple choice questions. There will be one correct answer only for each question. 30% of

the overall grade

To be amended to

End of term theory exam. This will cover all weeks but with a 80:20 emphasis on weeks 7-12: weeks 1-6. This will be
composed of 30 short answer questions. The answers can be presented as lists (bullet point) or flowing narrative. 30% of the overall grade. More details and practice questions will be provided during the term.

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

There are no prescribed textbooks for this unit.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorBarry Draper (b.draper@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 10-07-2017

1. Introduction to the unit including details on assessment, the intent of the unit and the scheduling.

2. Less common Head and neck syndromes.

Week 2 17-07-2017

Less common cervical spine syndromes

Week 3 24-07-2017

Less common thoracic region syndromes.

Week 4 31-07-2017

Less common lumbar spine and pelvic syndromes.

Week 5 07-08-2017

Less common upper extremity syndromes

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Less common upper limb syndromes.

Week 7 28-08-2017

Less common lower limb syndromes.

.An online test covering the first 6 weeks of material will take place in week 7. The time will be announced in due course. The test will be composed of 50 multiple choice questions. 30% of the overall grade.

Mid semester online examination Due Friday (01 Sep 17) 12:00 AM AEST
Week 8 04-09-2017

Less common lower limb syndromes.

Week 9 11-09-2017

Less common systemic syndromes the chiropractor may see.

Week 10 18-09-2017

Less common spinal referral syndromes.

2 case assignments due. See assessment section.

Week 11 25-09-2017 Common medical procedures of interest to the chiropractor

Portfolio of examination questions due. See assessment section.

Written Assessment Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

Review.

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Online Test

Assessment Title Mid semester online examination
Task Description

This will take place in week 7 and cover all material to and including week 6. There will be 50 multi choice questions with one correct answer only. The date and time will be announced in due course on Moodle. There will be a one hour time limit for the quiz. The questions will be identical for all students but the order in which they appear will be randomly generated by computer, so that the quizzes will appear differently for each student. Access to books, notes, websites (other than the quiz) and use of other electronic devices is prohibited during the quiz, as is the use of mobile phones.

Assessment Due Date Week 7 Friday (01-Sep-2017) 12:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 8 Friday (08-Sep-2017)
Weighting 30%
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% minimum
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submissions can be submitted at any time up to the deadline.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the relationship between normal and abnormal morphology of a clinical condition according to its aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment options.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This has two components.

2.A). You must complete 2 case assignments. You can complete and submit the assignments to me at any time up until the end of week 10. You may choose any of the conditions listed in the power points from week 1-10 which pertain to paediatric or obstetric patients but choose carefully; the condition must be something medical practitioners, physiotherapists or chiropractors are capable of managing. You must provide discussion on the etiology; incidence and demographic; pathophysiology; clinical features; differential diagnoses and common management used by medical practitioners, physiotherapists and chiropractors to manage the problem. You must then conduct a literature search to determine the efficacy of this medical, physiotherapy and chiropractic management and comment on this from an evidence based perspective. You must then nominate, what, in your view is best practice for managing the condition. The marking rubric for the assignment/s is posted in the introduction ppt and in the moodle section titled case study and rubric. Each assignment/case should be between 800 and 1200 words in length. 20% of the overall grade in total across the 2 assignments.

2 B) Portfolio with question submission. You must submit a portfolio of multi choice questions which could be used to assess the unit. Grades will be determined by the appropriateness, originality and quality of your questions. You must submit 3 questions for each topic up to an including topic 10. Submission date no later than Friday 5 PM on week 11 of the term. 20% of the overall grade.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 40%
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50% minimum
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

2. Interpret 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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 30%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%
Length 120 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explain the relationship between normal and abnormal morphology of a clinical condition according to its aetiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and treatment options.

2. Interpret 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.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management


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