CHIR11003 - Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 2
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit follows on from Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 1. You will learn the principles and practice of chiropractic within the context of the Australian health care system. You will further develop your muscle testing, in addition to your psychomotor skills in manipulative/adjusting techniques. You will learn basic musculoskeletal assessment protocols, beginning with observation (postural analysis), gait analysis and movement (passive and active range of motion), while continuing to develop your palpation skills. Throughout the unit, you will need to apply your knowledge of related functional anatomy, physics and biomechanics to chiropractic.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: BMSC11001 and CHIR11001

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
  • Brisbane
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

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 Undergraduate 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. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment 50%
3. Examination 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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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
Weekly task requirements could be clearer moodle have your say The weekly on-campus activities sheet will be expanded to include further details of the requirements
Additional anatomical models would be beneficial. Students enjoyed the field trips. moodle have your say Additonal anatomical models have been ordered and the field trips will continue to be offered
Lectures could be more engaging and structured moodle have your say Formative questions and activities will be provided to increase engagement. Flow of theoretical material will be examined.
Mode of delivery of some theory was difficult to follow moodle have your say Supporting powerpoints will be made available to use with the podcasts
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explain the relevance of the principles and practice of chiropractic.
  2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups at an intermediate level.
  3. Perform soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques at an intermediate level.
  4. Test the function of a range of muscles and muscle groups.
  5. Analyse findings from musculoskeletal assessment protocols such as observation, range of movement and palpation.
  6. Describe the scope of chiropractic practice within the context of the Australian Health care system.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - On-campus Activity    
2 - Practical Assessment    
3 - Examination      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking            
4. Information Literacy      
5. Team Work      
6. Information Technology Competence            
7. Cross Cultural Competence          
8. Ethical practice  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - On-campus Activity        
2 - Practical Assessment          
3 - Examination          

Prescribed Textbooks

Chiropractic Technique
Author/s: Bergman T.F, David Peterson D.H Year: 2011
Edition: Third Publisher: Elsevier Mosby
City: St. Louis
Country: United States of America
Muscle Manual
Author/s: Vizniak Year: 2015
Edition: Publisher: Prohealth
Country: Canada
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

If you prefer to personally register and subscribe to prohealth's online program for the duration of the term that is also acceptable (link will be provided on moodle). You will have access to formative activities, videos and the digital version of the muscle manual.

Bergman is the prescribed text book for CHIR11001, CHIR11003, CHIR12005 & CHIR12006.

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 CoordinatorDawn Dane (d.dane@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 Foundations of Chiropractic 2

2. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the cervical spine

3. Public Health - Professional conduct and record keeping

4. Practical Skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the cervical spine in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

See introductory lecture on moodle

Bergmann - Chiropractic Technique pp 152-169 (Cervical Spine)

Vizniak - Muscle Manual - pp 74 - 105 (Cervical Spine)

Week 2 17-07-2017

1. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the shoulder

2. History and Philosophy - History of Chiropractic (N. America)

3. Practical skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the shoulder in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

Bergmann - pp 294-302 (Shoulder)

Vizniak - pp 154 - 189 (Upper Arm)

Additional resources will be available on moodle

Week 3 24-07-2017

1. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the elbow

2. Public Health - Introduction to guidelines

3. Practical skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the elbow in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

Bergmann - pp 315-321 (Elbow),

Vizniak - pp 154 - 189 (Upper Arm)

Additional resources will be available on moodle

Week 4 31-07-2017

1. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the wrist and hand

2. Critical Thinking - Logical fallacies

3. Practical skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the wrist and hand in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

Bergmann - pp 326-333 (Wrist and hand)

Vizniak - pp 192 - 243 (Forearm and hand)

Additional resources will be available on moodle

Week 5 07-08-2017

1. Normal radiographic anatomy of the cervical spine

2. History and Philosophy - Chiropractic history - The Searby Saga

3. Practical skills - Review motion palpation and muscle testing of the cervical spine and upper limb in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

All resources for this week available on moodle

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

1. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the thoracic and lumbar spine

2. Public Health - Impact of chronic low back pain on the Australian population

3. Practical skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the thoracic and lumbar spine in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

Bergmann - pp 188 - 200 (Thoracic Spine), pp 233- 245 (Lumbar Spine)

Vizniak - pp 109 - 151 (Torso and Back)

Additional resources will be available on moodle

Week 7 28-08-2017

1. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the pelvis and hip

2. Critical Thinking - Logical fallacies

3. Practical skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the pelvis and hip in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

Bergmann - pp 262 - 273 (Pelvis) and pp 337 - 346 (Hip)

Vizniak - pp 246 - 301 (Hip and thigh)

Additional resources will be available on moodle

Week 8 04-09-2017

1. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the knee

2. History and Philosophy - History of Chiropractic (Australia)

3. Practical skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the knee in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

Bergmann - pp 349 - 358 (Knee)

Vizniak - pp 246 - 301 (hip and thigh) and pp 304 - 343 (leg and foot)

Additional resources will be available on moodle

Week 9 11-09-2017

1. Anatomy & Biomechanics of the foot and ankle

2. Public Health - primary prevention in a chiropractic practice

3. Practical skills - Motion palpation and muscle testing of the foot and ankle in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

Bergmann - pp 364 - 371 (Ankle and Foot)

Vizniak - pp 304 - 343 (leg and foot)

Additional resources will be available on moodle

Week 10 18-09-2017

1. Normal radiographic anatomy of the thoracic spine

2. Critical Thinking - Logical fallacies

3. Practical skills - Review motion palpation and muscle testing of the thoracic and lumbar spine and lower limb in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

All learning resources for this week will be available on moodle.

Week 11 25-09-2017

1. Normal radiographic anatomy of the lumbar spine

2. Critical Thinking - online formative quiz of logical fallacies

3. Practical skills - OSCE prep review of spine, upper lower limb motion palpation and muscle tests in context (Gait, Observation, Range of Motion, Palpation, Muscle testing -GORP *M**)

All learning materials will be available on moodle for this week.

On-Campus Activities Due Friday (29 Sep 17) 04:00 PM AEST
Week 12 02-10-2017

1. OSCE (last class of term)

OSCE - Practical Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 08:00 AM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title On-Campus Activities
Task Description

In order to provide students with on-going feedback on-campus activities will be assessed via a series of short activities (i.e. Quiz, Discussions or Practical Application).

On Campus activities for Foundations 2 (2017)

These activities will take place in the first 15 - 20mins of EACH practical class. It is important that you ensure the instructor registers your activity. You will receive formative feedback from your peers and your instructors for these activities. Important to note, an 80% pass rate is required to pass the course.

Week 1

2nd class - Demonstrate cervical motion palpation of C2-4 or muscle test the left trapezius

Week 2

1st class – Bring along and present an interesting fact from the Chiropractic History Article

2nd class - Demonstrate muscle tests of the rotator cuff muscles or shoulder motion palpation

Week 3

1st class - Demonstrate the first steps of reflection and upload to mahara (we will be using the CHESE MELT reflection guide)

2nd class - Demonstrate elbow motion palpation or biceps brachii, brachialis and brachioradialis muscle tests

Week 4

1st class - Bring along and present to the group one logical fallacy from this weeks lecture and reading material

2nd class - Demonstrate one muscle tests of the wrist/hand and one of the thumb or perform motion palpation of the wrist and hand

Week 5

1st class - Bring along and present an interesting fact from the Chiropractic History Article

2nd class - Report to the group one new thing you learned about the history and philosophy of Chiropractic from the readings in weeks 2 and 5, please compile a list in your class and send to the unit convenor

Week 6

1st class - Bring along and present an interesting fact from the article Impact on Chronic Low Back Pain on the Australian Population

2nd class - Perform AROM and PROM on either Lumbar or Thoracic (record your findings) and continue to motion palpation of the same region

Week 7

1st class - Demonstrate the final steps of reflection and upload to mahara

2nd class - Perform one muscle test of the hip and one of the pelvis

Week 8

1st class – Bring along and present an interesting fact from the Chiropractic History of Australia Article

2nd class - Perform AROM and PROM of the knee and continue to motion palpation

Week 9

1st class - Bring along and present an interesting fact from the article Impact on Chronic Low Back Pain on the Australian Population

2nd class - Demonstrate two muscle tests of the foot and ankle

Week 10

1st class - Perform *ORP *M** for a spinal region

2nd class - Perform *ORP *M** for an UL joint

Week 11

1st class - Perform *ORP *M** for an LL joint

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 04:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017)
Feedback will be provided to students immediately after each short activity.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The composition of weekly short activities will be based on the following criteria:

  • Can the student demonstrate appropriate patient handling skills?
  • Can the student perform, interpret and analyse musculoskeletal assessment findings?
  • Can the student competently perform functional muscle tests?
  • Can the student demonstrate their knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics of the musculoskeletal system?
  • Can the student discuss and evaluate historical accounts, evidenced guidelines in a group setting?
  • Can the student demonstrate early reflection skills?
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Yes 80% of activities must be passed to achieve a pass in this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

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

2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups at an intermediate level.

3. Perform soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques at an intermediate level.

4. Test the function of a range of muscles and muscle groups.

5. Analyse findings from musculoskeletal assessment protocols such as observation, range of movement and palpation.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

5. Team Work

8. Ethical practice



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title OSCE - Practical Assessment
Task Description

An OSCE examination will occur in the final class of week 12.

You will need to demonstrate competence in the following practical skills in an applied context:

  • Patient handling
  • Chiropractic record keeping
  • Evaluation of the musculoskeletal system
  • Muscle tests

Station 1 - Upper limb examination with a focus on motion palpation and muscle testing

Station 2 - Lower limb examination with a focus on motion palpation and muscle testing

Station 3 - Spinal examination with a focus on motion palpation and muscle testing

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 08:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Review/Exam Week Friday (13-Oct-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
  • Can you demonstrate appropriate patient handling and chiropractic record keeping?
  • Can you demonstrate competence in performing soft tissue techniques?
  • Can you demonstrate competence in evaluating the musculoskeletal system (observation, range of motion, motion and static palpation)?
  • Can you perform the relevant muscle tests?
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Hard copy

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

2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups at an intermediate level.

3. Perform soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques at an intermediate level.

4. Test the function of a range of muscles and muscle groups.

5. Analyse findings from musculoskeletal assessment protocols such as observation, range of movement and palpation.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 50%
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 relevance of the principles and practice of chiropractic.

5. Analyse findings from musculoskeletal assessment protocols such as observation, range of movement and palpation.

6. Describe the scope of chiropractic practice within the context of the Australian Health care system.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy


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