CHIR20003 - Clinical Practice 2
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

Clinical Practice 2 provides you with the second block of practical experience in a chiropractic clinic. You will work at a clinical level of proficiency and will be expected to perform as a functional team member under moderate guidance of the clinic supervisors. You will be expected to demonstrate a higher level of knowledge and skills as compared to Clinical Practice 1 and contribute to patient assessment and treatment. You will also be expected to demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and understanding of chiropractic procedures, processes and documentation, building on the practical experience gained in the first placement.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite:

CHIR20002 Clinical Practice 1

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 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 70%
2. Professional Practice Placement Pass/Fail
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.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

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

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

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
Need to collate amount of material expected to be introduced to Moodle consistent with student self-directed learning needs. Direct student feedback via survey. Much material was uploaded to Moodle for this unit, primarily as a resource, but due to lack of time etc., sessions, involving some make-up of material that was missing in prior units, were not long enough to stress relevant and clinically important areas
Wanting more pertinent and reflective overview of the final examination and/or quiz/activity layout. Direct student feedback via survey. Focus more on creating examinations and assessment material commensurate with weighting throughout the delivery of this unit.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Perform clinical assessment, decision making and management at a proficient level.
  2. Display behaviour appropriate to a professional health care practitioner.
  3. Apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to a proficient level in a broad range of conditions in the adult and paediatric populations.
  4. Recognise and respond appropriately to the reactions of patients to acute illness or injury.
  5. Explain the operational and clinical aspects of chiropractic care.
  6. Effectively communicate with patients and other professionals under moderate clinical supervision.

The Learning Outcomes address 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.

The Learning Outcomes will be evident in continuing, supervised patient contact leading to participation in patient care.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Portfolio
2 - Professional Practice Placement
3 - Examination        

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
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 - Portfolio  
2 - Professional Practice Placement    
3 - Examination        

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

There are no prescribed texts for the clinical placement 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 CoordinatorAndrew Dane (a.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

Technique: Thompson

Rehabilitation: Outline - Qualitative & Quantitative Testing

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Introduction

Dermatology: Modules 1 and 2

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

13th July 2017 - Thompson (BNE, SYD, MKY)

Week 2 17-07-2017

Technique: SOT

Rehabilitation:Shoulder

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Pharmacokinetics

Dermatology:Module 3

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

18th July 2017 - SOT MKY

21st July 2017 - SOT BNE

Week 3 24-07-2017

Technique: Practice SOT & Thompson

Rehabilitation:Elbow

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Drugs & Neurotransmission

Dermatology: Module 3

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

Week 4 31-07-2017

Technique: Practice SOT & Thompson

Rehabilitation:Wrist and Hand

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Drugs used for disorders of cardiovascular and respiratory systems

Dermatology: Module 3

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

Week 5 07-08-2017

Technique: Activator

Rehabilitation:Hip

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Drugs used for disorders of the Digestive system

Dermatology: Module 4

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

Formative Reflective Journal Submission

7th-8th August 2017 - Activator MKY

9th-10th August 2017 - Activator BNE

Vacation Week 14-08-2017

Mid-semester break

Mid-semester break

Mid-semester break

Week 6 21-08-2017

Clinic Placement:

Weekly teaching & Placement material available on Moodle


Week 7 28-08-2017

Clinic Placement:

Weekly teaching & Placement material available on Moodle


Week 8 04-09-2017

Clinic Placement:

Weekly teaching & Placement material available on Moodle


Week 9 11-09-2017

Clinic Placement:

Weekly teaching & Placement material available on Moodle


Week 10 18-09-2017

Technique: Toggle

Rehabilitation:Knee

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Drugs used for endocrine system disorders.

Drugs affecting the reproductive system.

Dermatology: Module 4

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

18th September 2017 - Toggle MKY

22nd September 2017 - Toggle BNE

Week 11 25-09-2017

Technique: Review / Practice Specialty Techniques

Rehabilitation:Ankle

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Anti-infective agents, Cytotoxic drugs, Anticoagulants.

Dermatology: Module 5

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

Week 12 02-10-2017

Technique: Review / Practice Specialty Techniques

Rehabilitation:Foot

Case work and competencies: CEX

Basic Pharmacology: Drugs acting on the CNS

Dermatology: Review

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

Portfolio - Reflective Journal, Clinical Competencies and Placement Due Friday (06 Oct 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017

Review & Revision Week

Weekly teaching material available on Moodle

Exam Week 16-10-2017

Exam Week

1 Portfolio

Assessment Title Portfolio - Reflective Journal, Clinical Competencies and Placement
Task Description

You are required to maintain a clinical journal using Mahara CQU Portfolio.

Reflective Journal: (30%) The Portfolio provides evidence of your involvement in all clinical activities as well as indicating the quantity and scope of clinical learning activities undertaken. It will also demonstrate progress throughout the duration of your placement. You are recommended to submit an incomplete portfolio by the end of week 5 for formative feedback as to the depth and breadth of the assignment task. All information entered into the portfolio must also be entered electronically, using the Mahara Software format. Resources to help you understand the process of keeping a reflective journal are available on Moodle. There will also be further instructions, templates, and examples in Moodle relating to what to include in your reflections.

Clinical Case Work and Competencies: (40%) You will continue to practice clinic components of examination in preparation for clinic entrance.

Clinical Placement: (P/F)All clinical activities must be recorded and entered into the Portfolio. This will include observations and reflections and a log book where daily clinic hours are recorded and verified. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents entered into the portfolio are signed off by the placement supervisor.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (06-Oct-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (20-Oct-2017)
Weighting 70%
Assessment Criteria

The technique portion of this unit will be summatively assessed within the clinical competencies, there will be formative assessments attached to each of of the specialty intense sessions.

Portfolios are required to be complete and accurate in content, and submitted by the due date specified. Please refer to Moodle for specific details regarding the format, competencies and requirements of the clinical journal. Please use the Mahara portfolio template.

The following will be assessed and graded as part of your portfolio:

  • Observations and reflections
  • Activities performed according to required specific tasks relating to competencies.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Minimum grade 50%
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online
Hard copy

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

1. Perform clinical assessment, decision making and management at a proficient level.

2. Display behaviour appropriate to a professional health care practitioner.

3. Apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to a proficient level in a broad range of conditions in the adult and paediatric populations.

4. Recognise and respond appropriately to the reactions of patients to acute illness or injury.

5. Explain the operational and clinical aspects of chiropractic care.

6. Effectively communicate with patients and other professionals under moderate clinical supervision.

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



2 Professional Practice Placement

Assessment Title Clinical Placement
Task Description

As demonstrated during the previous term, clinical experience is a critical core element to Chiropractic studies and a set requirement of industry accreditation and regulatory bodies. As such, students will be required to attend pre-approved clinic placements. Clinical placement is an opportunity to develop and build upon practical skills, theoretical knowledge, and practised skill as well as develop a critical thinking process through daily observation and considered reflection.

This is a non-graded, pass/fail assessment. Please be aware of the updated Assessment of Coursework procedures that state: '3.2.6: Students who fail a pass-fail component of a graded course will be deemed to have failed that course.'

Students must complete one clinical placement per clinical unit. If the student declines an allocated clinical site for a unit, that student will be required to withdraw from the clinical unit as they will not meet the prescribed learning outcomes.

Students on clinical placement are required to achieve a minimum of 100 hours clinical experience, over a four (4) week period - weeks 6-9, as indicated on the Clinical Course Guide. These days will be August 21, 2017 to September 15, 2017.

Students will be expected to maintain a professional appearance ( see Clinician handbook on Student Responsibilities) and adhere to the professional code of ethics and conduct set out by the profession and University. Chiropractic polo shirts are available via the CQU Bookstore for purchase and can be worn during placement.

Assessment Due Date Exam Week Friday
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This is a non-graded, pass/fail assessment. Please be aware of the updated Assessment of Coursework procedures that state: '3.2.6: Students who fail a pass-fail component of a graded course will be deemed to have failed that course.'

In order to 'pass' clinical placement you must achieve the following:

  1. Completion of 100 minimum required clinical hours (see Moodle for Attendance procedures)
  2. Supervisor Signature - your supervisor must validate attendance log (See Moodle for pre-approved form)
  3. Maintenance of Professionalism whilst on placement - (see Moodle for assessment details)

CQUniversity Students enrolled in Clinical Practice 1 and Clinical Practice 2 who become student members of The Sports Chiropractic Australia (SCA) and attend events on behalf of that group can offset their clinic placement hours by actively participating in an official SCA treatment and recovery team. SCA Event Hours must be signed off by a member of the SCA executive committee and submitted to the CQU unit coordinator prior to the placement commencing that the hours are being offset against. Placement hours awarded to offset against the total 100 hours must not exceed 25% of the total for any one unit of placement.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - pass/fail
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Hard copies can be submitted as well as scanned copies to be submitted online.

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

1. Perform clinical assessment, decision making and management at a proficient level.

2. Display behaviour appropriate to a professional health care practitioner.

3. Apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to a proficient level in a broad range of conditions in the adult and paediatric populations.

4. Recognise and respond appropriately to the reactions of patients to acute illness or injury.

5. Explain the operational and clinical aspects of chiropractic care.

6. Effectively communicate with patients and other professionals under moderate clinical supervision.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 30%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - Minimum grade 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

3. Apply theoretical knowledge and clinical skills to a proficient level in a broad range of conditions in the adult and paediatric populations.

5. Explain the operational and clinical aspects of chiropractic care.

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

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

Engagement

The course will develop cognitive, technical and adaptive skills required in chiropractic practice. Students will engage as part of a team on a clinical placement environment with both staff mentors, patients and chiropractors.

Graduate Attributes

Professional behaviour and technical skills. Individual examination competencies required in the chiropractic environment will be developed.

Indigenisation of Curriculum

Students will be dealing with patients from a range of backgrounds and cultures from the community in which they are placed. Students will review course material for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural sensitivity and aspects of disease aetiology in this group of patients.

Internationalisation of Curriculum

Evidence based practice from many international and local sources will be used in practice. Readings and searches for relevant international information will be encouraged

Sustainability

Evidence based practice, clinical reasoning skills and a patient centred approach to care will be built on.

Work Related Learning

Program knowledge, professional behaviour, communication and technical skills which improve patient care. Research to gain evidence base and current best practice guidelines¿


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