CHIR12006 - Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 4
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

This unit follows on from Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 3. You will enhance your critical thinking skills, knowledge of the principles and practice of chiropractic, and how these integrate with chiropractic management/treatment approaches. You will further develop your psychomotor skills in manipulative/adjusting techniques involving spinal and peripheral joints. You will have the ability to apply your knowledge of treatment approaches and psychomotor skills acquisition to findings from musculoskeletal assessment protocols taught in Foundations of Chiropractic Practice 1,2 and 3. Muscle testing, therapeutic soft tissue procedures and non-force techniques will further be developed. 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 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

For 2015:

Co-requisite: CHIR12004

Pre-requisites: BMSC11001 & CHIR12005

Effective 2016:

Pre-requisites: BMSC11001 , CHIR12005 & CHIR12004

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
  • 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. Portfolio 20%
3. Practical Assessment 50%
4. 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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  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
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  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints 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
Improved content delivery and practical (OSCE) examination preparation Direct student input and feedback OSCE (practical) exam format was generally well received. Students enjoyed the clarity of the OSCE outlines, expectations and how it was to be graded. Overall, practical tutorials that underpinned the OSCE assessment were well organised and provided ample stimulus for the students to learn and progress. Continuing with the current format of the tutorials and assessment is recommended in the future
Debate Timelines Direct student input and feedback Students felt the debate was rushed in its delivery. In future, timelines for inclusion of the debate will be made clearer
Reuse of material from another unit Direct student input and feedback Students alerted me of this issue during the term, I was not aware of this overlap in content. The discipline team is working together to rectify this and ensure that content and learning outcomes match
Portfolio expectations Direct student input and feedback Expectations need to be clarified within the student cohort. This will be done through tutorials, mid term feedback and examples
Written exam preparations Direct student input and feedback The format of the exam was amended to reduce the influence of subjective marking. Student will be made aware of this change from week 1 and will be provided with examples throughout the term
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Interpret the findings from musculoskeletal assessments in order to recommend an appropriate treatment/management protocol, including the manipulative/adjusting techniques used.
  2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups and thrusts, for spinal and peripheral joints, in preparation for clinical practice training.
  3. Discuss the clinical application of soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques according to case studies, in preparation for clinical training.
  4. Explain the role of muscle testing, including how the procedure integrates into chiropractic assessment protocols.
  5. Discuss the application of manipulation/adjusting skills according to clinical case studies, in preparation for clinical training.
  6. Integrate chiropractic approaches to treatment and management at a clinical level.
  7. Critically reflect on relevant sources of information.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - On-campus Activity  
2 - Portfolio
3 - Practical Assessment        
4 - Examination    

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
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 - Portfolio        
3 - Practical Assessment          
4 - 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
Clinical Anatomy of the Spine, Spinal Cord and ANS
Author/s: Crammer Year: 2014
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Elsevier
City: St. Louis State: MO
Country: United States
Kinesiology. The mechanics & pathomechanics of human movement.
Author/s: Oatis Year: 2016
Edition: 3rd edn Publisher: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: United States
Clinical anatomy of the lumbar spine and sacrum.
Author/s: Bogduk Year: 2005
Edition: 4th Publisher: Elsevier
City: London
Country: UK
Muscle Manual
Author/s: Nikita A Vizniak Year: 2008
Edition: Publisher: PRofessional Health Systems
Country: Canada
Extremity Manual Textbook
Author/s: Nikita A Vizniak Year: 2017
Edition: 1st Edition Publisher: Professional Health Systems
Country: Canada
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

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

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

Oatis is the prescribed text book for CHIR12005 & CHIR12006.

Bogduk CHIR12006.

Vizniak's two books are the prescribed text books for CHIR12005 & CHIR12006.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • ZOOM meetings
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here), OR American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMartin Harris (m.harris@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. Overview: Unit Introduction; Formative Assessment Tasks and Learning Outcomes.

2. Appendicular Skeleton of Upper Limb.

3, Clinical Guidelines for Assessing Vertebrobasilar Insufficiency in the management of cervical spine disorders.

4. Mannequin- Based Simulation in Chiropractic Education.

5. Lab Orientation

6. Skills Chirobics

Read Bergmann, Chapter 4: Principles of Adjustive Technique p 93- 102

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Week 2 17-07-2017

1. Cervical Spine Osteology and Myology

2. Cervical Spine Anatomy and Biomechanics

3. Cervical Spine Motion Palpation

4. Assessment of Vertebral Artery Insufficency by G Clum

5. Cervical Spine Set Ups and Adjustments fig 5.94A, fig 5.96A, fig 5.98A

1. Read Bergmann, Chapter 5: Principles of Adjustive Technique pg 152- 184

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Chapter 6

In-Class Activity within the practicall labs each week.

Week 3 24-07-2017

1. Upper Cervical Spine Chiropractic Concepts -

2.Therapeutic Exercise Interventions for Common Physiologic Impairments.

3. Upper Cervical Spine Set Ups and Adjustments fig 5.82, fig 5.85A, fig 5.90

4. Critical Thinking. Plato's Cave and the Problem of Ignorance.

1.Read Bergmann, Chapter 5: Principles of Adjustive Technique pg 175- 180

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Chapter 6

3. Muscle Manual: Dr Nikita.A. Vizniak

4. Dr Doug Scown

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Week 4 31-07-2017

1. Review Lower Cervical Spine Anatomy, Myology and Biomechanics

2. Mannequin practice basic stances for Set Ups and Adjustments fig 5.100, fig 5.101A and fig 5.101B

4. Public Health. Burden of Musculoskeletal Health

5. Force Plate Analysis to improve Chiropractic Skills.

1.Read Bergmann, Chapter 5: Principles of Adjustive Technique pg 180- 188

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Chapter 6

3. Muscle Manual: Dr Nikita. A.Vizniak

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Week 5 07-08-2017

1. Shoulder Osteology and Myology

2. Shoulder Joint Biomechanics

3. Shoulder Set Ups and Adjustments fig 6.53, fig 6.59 at (30), (90) degrees

4. Public Health. What is Culture presentations and recorded interview on Indigenous health issues

1. Read Bergmann, Chapter 6: Extraspinal Technique pg 294- 309

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Chapter 4

3. Muscle Manual: Dr Nikita. A Vizniak

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Study - no classes scheduled

Study - no classes scheduled

Study- no classes scheduled

Week 6 21-08-2017

1. AC & SC Joint Myology & Biomechanics

3. AC and SC Set Ups and Adjustments fig 6.61, fig 6.63 and fig 6.65

4. Ethics- The Code is more like Guidelines

5. Commencing Preparation for the Great Debate

6. How to proceed when evidence -based practice is required but very little evidence available.

1. Read Bergmann, Chapter 6: Extraspinal Techniques pg 299-312

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Ch 4

3. Muscle Manual Dr Nikita.A.Vizniak

4. Dr Doug Scown

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Week 7 28-08-2017

1. Elbow Osteology and Myology

2. Biomechanics of the Elbow

3. Elbow Set Ups and Adjustments fig 6.85, fig 6.86, fig 6.87, 6.88 , 6.89, 6.90 elbow adjustments fig 6. 92 and fig 6.93

1.Read Bergmann, Chapter 6: Extraspinal Techniques pg 315- 325

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Chapter 5 ---

3. Muscle Manual: Dr A.Vizniak

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Week 8 04-09-2017

1. Wrist and Hand Osteology and Myology

2. Biomechanics of the Wrist and Hand

3. Wrist and Hand Set Ups and Adjustments fig 6.126, fig 6.130, fig 6.132, fig 6.133, and fig 6.134

4. Public Health Screenings for Disease Recognising the benefits and limitations of Public Health Screenings

1.Read Bergmann, Chapter 6: Extraspinal Techniques pg 326- 337

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Chapter ---

3. Muscle Manual: Dr A.Vizniak

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Week 9 11-09-2017

1. Temporomandibular Joint TMJ

2. Biomechanics of Temporomandibular Joint TMJ fig 6.16, 6.17, 6.18, 6.19, 6.20, 6.21, 6.22, 6.23, 6.24 and 6.25

3. Critical Thinking. Thinking tools -How to transform your thinking part 1 and 2

1. Read Bergmann, Chapter 6: Extraspinal Techniques pg 283- 294

2. Functional Anatomy: Christy Cael Chapter ---

3. Muscle Manual: Dr A.Vizniak

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

Week 10 18-09-2017

1. Non Thrust procedures: Mobilisations, Traction and Soft Tissue Techniques

2. The Great Debate

1. Bergmann, Chapter 7 Nonthrust Procedures : Mobilisation , Traction and Soft Tissue Techniques pg 381- 417

In-Class Activity within the practical labs each week.

On-Campus Activity Due Friday (22 Sep 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 11 25-09-2017

1. Review Material and MOCK OSCE

MOCK OSCE

No On-Campus Activity scheduled for this week but will address any concerns for the up coming OSCE

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

OSCE

OSCE

OSCE

OSCE - Practical Assessment Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

REVISION

REVISION

REVISION

Exam Week 16-10-2017

Examination Week

Examination Week

Examination Week

CHIR12006 is the 4th unit the in Foundations of Chiropractic Practice program.

A weekly Zoom session will be made available for you to attend and obtain direction on any of the topics required in this unit. They will be scheduled every week (QLD) time throughout this term.

There will also be a Q & A Forum setup where you can be encouraged to ask questions that you may have. This forum will be monitored as some of the answers you obtain will be shared to all.

If you wish to speak to myself and ask specific questions then please use the Q & A Forum where the answer to your questions can addressed and could benefit of the entire 2nd year cohort.

I can be contacted on m.harris@cqu.edu.au

1 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title On-Campus Activity
Task Description

In order to provide students with on-going feedback their On-Campus Activities will be assessed via a series of weekly Short Activities (i.e. Presentations or Practical Application). These Short Activities will take place in the first 10-15 minutes of the 2nd Tutorial/Practical sessions of each week. They will assess material covered from the previous week's learning activities.

These short activities will be marked in class thus providing immediate feedback and will be graded on a pass/fail basis. At the conclusion of the semester they will be collated and students will be required to pass at least 8 in order to pass the unit.

Students may work in groups to complete the short activities and will be permitted to use text and on-line resources to assist in providing their answers.

Assessment Due Date Week 10 Friday (22-Sep-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
These are weekly activities with the final Short Activity occurring in Week 10 of practical class
Return Date to Students Review/Exam Week Friday (13-Oct-2017)
Feedback will be provided to students after each Short Activity.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

The composition of weekly On- Campus Activities will be based on the following criteria:

Does the student demonstrate knowledge of the principles and practice of chiropractic, their approaches to treatment and management of chiropractic?

Can the student interpret and analyse from musculoskeletal assessment findings (observation, range of movement and palpation)?

Does the student demonstrate knowledge of the application of adjustments/manipulations of the cervical spine and upper limbs ?

Can the student competently perform the adjustments/manipulative setups for the cervical spine and upper limbs ?

Can the student demonstrate their knowledge of the anatomy and biomechanics as outlined in the content provided on Moodle?

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 80% of the On- Campus activities must be passed to achieve a pass in this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Upload weekly rubrics into Turnitin in Moodle promptly.

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

1. Interpret the findings from musculoskeletal assessments in order to recommend an appropriate treatment/management protocol, including the manipulative/adjusting techniques used.

2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups and thrusts, for spinal and peripheral joints, in preparation for clinical practice training.

3. Discuss the clinical application of soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques according to case studies, in preparation for clinical training.

4. Explain the role of muscle testing, including how the procedure integrates into chiropractic assessment protocols.

5. Discuss the application of manipulation/adjusting skills according to clinical case studies, in preparation for clinical training.

6. Integrate chiropractic approaches to treatment and management at a clinical level.

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 Portfolio

Assessment Title ePortfolio Written Assessment
Task Description

You are required to maintain a journal for each lab you attend and provide reflections on class discussions and material taught during the lecture. The journal provides evidence of the quality and quantity of your in-class learning.

Your ePortfolio can be used as a way to evaluate and enhance your learning and /or be used to critically reflect and develop deeper learning. This may be used to evolve skills set which will be essential during your professional career such as documenting your professional portfolio, professional achievements and continued professional development.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
The portolio is due weeks 6 and 11. The week 6 submission is not graded and used for feedback to ensure you are on -track with your reflections. A complete, accurate and up-to-date journal must be submitted to the unit coordinator.
Return Date to Students The results will be returned to students once moderated
Weighting 20%
Assessment Criteria

You will be required to reflect on the theoretical and practical content of the unit and enter your comments in a journal which should then be entered electronically. Note that you will continue to develop your portfolio in future units in the course.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Minimum mark or grade - Minimum 50%. Further information can be found in Moodle. Failure to achieve the minimum grade will result in failure to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Upload your ePortfolio via Turnitin

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

1. Interpret the findings from musculoskeletal assessments in order to recommend an appropriate treatment/management protocol, including the manipulative/adjusting techniques used.

2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups and thrusts, for spinal and peripheral joints, in preparation for clinical practice training.

3. Discuss the clinical application of soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques according to case studies, in preparation for clinical training.

4. Explain the role of muscle testing, including how the procedure integrates into chiropractic assessment protocols.

5. Discuss the application of manipulation/adjusting skills according to clinical case studies, in preparation for clinical training.

6. Integrate chiropractic approaches to treatment and management at a clinical level.

7. Critically reflect on relevant sources of information.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title OSCE - Practical Assessment
Task Description

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

  • Psychomotor skill setups
  • Soft tissue techniques
  • Evaluation of the spine and peripheral joints.
  • Muscle tests taught this term.
Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
OSCE - Practical Examination
Return Date to Students Results will be released once moderated
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
  • Can you demonstrate competence in psychomotor skill setups in an applied context?
  • Can you demonstrate competence in performing soft tissue techniques in an applied context?
  • Can you demonstrate competence in evaluating the spine and peripheral joints (observation, range of motion, motion and static palpation)?

Please Note :

1. The tasks will be allocated to you randomly according to a series of station cards within a designated time.

2. Students will present to the OSCE dressed professionally as you would if you were a practitioner in the field.

3. Each station is timed. You will have a set time to complete the stations, therefore if a station is not completed within the allocated time the practical element will be stopped and you will be marked based on the performance to that point.

4. Clinical and skills staff may be present as part of the examiners on the assessment date.

5. The assessment will be recorded using a video camera to enable moderation, however these recordings will not be available for student feedback.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Minimum mark or grade - 50%. Further information can be found in Moodle. You must achieve the minimum grade in order to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date) or American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Practical assessments are performed in-class at the schedule class time. This test will be held in the practical room

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

1. Interpret the findings from musculoskeletal assessments in order to recommend an appropriate treatment/management protocol, including the manipulative/adjusting techniques used.

2. Apply your psychomotor skills to adjusting/manipulative set-ups and thrusts, for spinal and peripheral joints, in preparation for clinical practice training.

6. Integrate chiropractic approaches to treatment and management at a clinical level.

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 30%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 50%. Further information can be found in Moodle. You must achieve the minimum grade in order to pass this course.
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. Interpret the findings from musculoskeletal assessments in order to recommend an appropriate treatment/management protocol, including the manipulative/adjusting techniques used.

3. Discuss the clinical application of soft tissue therapeutic procedures and non-force techniques according to case studies, in preparation for clinical training.

4. Explain the role of muscle testing, including how the procedure integrates into chiropractic assessment protocols.

5. Discuss the application of manipulation/adjusting skills according to clinical case studies, in preparation for clinical training.

6. Integrate chiropractic approaches to treatment and management at a clinical level.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

4. Information Literacy

Engagement

CHIR12006 aligns with the University graduate capabilities and generic skills that ensures you can engage with the workplace and wider community

Graduate Attributes

Graduate attributes are aligned with the learning outcomes with the formative on-campus activity,

examination and portfolio.

Indigenisation of Curriculum

Consideration is given to aboriginal and Torres Strait islander aspects of musculoskeletal conditions and

culturally competent patient care particularly with regard to adjusting skills. Course and research material

are reviewed for their aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural sensitivity.

Internationalisation of Curriculum

Course readings include relevant international information including references. Students are encouraged

to search for information internationally and think about their studies and future working life in an

international context.

Sustainability

Consideration is given to course lectures, readings and teaching that do not have negative consequences

for future generations. Ergonomic or health and safety considerations are relevant in CHIR12006.

Work Related Learning

Program knowledge, practice/research skills, ethical conduct and professional behaviour are taught to improve patient related care.


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