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CHIR904 – Clinical Chiropractic 4

2017 – S2 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit Convenor
Roger Engel
Contact via roger.engel@mq.edu.au
Contract Lecturer & Tutor
Stephen Esposito
Contact via Email
N/A
By appointment
Contract Lecturer
Mario Pribicevic
Contact via Email
N/A
By appointment
Contract Lecturer & Tutor
Angelo Angelopoulos
Contact via Email
N/A
By appointment
Tutor
Dean Rhodes
Contact via Email
N/A
By appointment
Tutor
Stuart Knox
Contact via Email
N/A
By appointment
Tutor
Mei Wong
Contact via Email
N/A
By appointment
Tutor
Christopher Burrell
Contact via Email
N/A
By appointment
Tutor
Aron Downie
Contact via Email
C5C 9west) Room 356
By appointment
Tutor
Steven Cannon
Credit points Credit points
4
Prerequisites Prerequisites
CHIR903
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit further develops both Gonstead and Diversified manual techniques and introduces the student to a broader range of techniques commonly used in the management of patients who attend a chiropractic clinic. The unit emphasises evidence-based practice. The unit facilitates the student's competency in the assessment and management of a wide range of sports injuries in the chiropractic setting in Australia. Students will use a multidisciplinary team-based approach to achieve this goal.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

  1. The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  2. The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  3. Competency in performing static and motion palpation on all joints in the body.
  4. A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  5. A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.
  6. The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

General Assessment Information

Hurdle Requirements and Serious Attempt Defined

A hurdle is a passing requirement for the unit. A serious attempt is the threshold when a second chance will be provided as an opportunity to meet the hurdle requirement. CHIR904 has 1 hurdle.

Hurdle: To pass the unit a student must achieve clinical competency in manipulation across all three spinal regions. Clinical competency in a spinal region means a minimum aggregate mark of 50% for the Gonstead and Diversified OSCEs for that spinal region i.e. cervical, thoracic and lumbar/SI.

The student may be offered a supplementary practical assessment if they have achieved clinical competency in manipulation in two out of three spinal regions. Supplementary practical assessments will be held during the written examination period. If a student satisfies the other requirements to pass the unit but fails to achieve clinical competency in manipulation across more than one spinal region then the student will be considered not to have satisfied the minimum requirements to pass the unit and a Fail (F) grade will be awarded.  

A student must obtain 50% of the combined available marks for each spinal region to pass the unit.  A Serious attempt is defined as gaining a mark of 40-49% of the available marks in this section.  

 

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
1 Diversified OSCE 15% weeks 10/11
2 Gonstead OSCE 25% Week 13
3 Gonstead in-class assessment 5% Week 7
4 Video assignments 20% Weeks 3, 5, 8 & 10
5 Written examination 35% Examination period

1 Diversified OSCE

Due: weeks 10/11
Weighting: 15%

Diversified OSCE


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.

2 Gonstead OSCE

Due: Week 13
Weighting: 25%

Gonstead OSCE


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.

3 Gonstead in-class assessment

Due: Week 7
Weighting: 5%

Gonstead in-class test


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • Competency in performing static and motion palpation on all joints in the body.
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.

4 Video assignments

Due: Weeks 3, 5, 8 & 10
Weighting: 20%

Technique video assignments (TAs)


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.
  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

5 Written examination

Due: Examination period
Weighting: 35%

End of semester written examination


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Delivery and Resources

  • Number and length of classes per week:
    • 3 x 1 hour lectures
    • 1 x 1 hour Diversified tutorial
    • 2 x 2 hour Gonstead tutorial
    • 1 x 1 hour Diversified tutorial (nominated students only)

 

  • The timetable for classes can be found on the University web site at:

      http://www.timetables.mq.edu.au/

 

  • Please check iLearn for announcements.

 

  • Tutorial attendance/participation is required and will be factored into the final grade.

Unit Schedule

CHIR 904 Syllabus – 2017

Week

Day

Topic

Lecturer

Tutorial

1

Tues 8-9

Introduction

Roger Engel (RE)

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

Angelo Angelopoulos (AA)

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Hockey

RE

 

2

Tues 8-9

Diversified

Stephen Esposito (SE)

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Rowing

RE

 

3

Tues 8-9

Falls prevention

RE

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Football (soccer)

TBA

 

4

Tues 8-9

Diversified

SE

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Sports Medicine

TBA

 

5

Tues 8-9

Diversified

SE

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Tennis

Mario Pribicevic (MP)

 

6

Tues 8-9

Diversified

SE

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Surfing

MP

 

7

Tues 8-9

Manual therapy & COPD

RE

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead In-class test

 

Thurs 8-9

Basketball/Netball

MP

 

XXX

RECESS

XXXXXXXXXXX

XXXXXX

XXXXXXXXXXXX

8

Tues 8-9

Diversified

SE

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Sports Medicine

TBA

 

9

Tues 8-9

Diversified

SE

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Sports Medicine

TBA

 

10

Tues 8-9

Diversifed

TBA

Gonstead

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Sports Medicine

TBA

 

11

Tues 8-9

NO LECTURE

 

Diversified OSCE

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Sports Medicine

TBA

 

12

Tues 8-9

NO LECTURE

 

Diversifed OSCE

 

Wed 8-9

Gonstead

AA

Gonstead

 

Thurs 8-9

Sports Medicine

TBA

 

13

Tues 8-9

xxxxxxxxxxx

No lecture

Gonstead OSCE

 

Wed 8-9

xxxxxxxxxxx

No lecture

Gonstead OSCE

 

Thurs 8-9

xxxxxxxxxxx

No lecture

 

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Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central. Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Academic Honesty Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/academic_honesty/policy.html

Assessment Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/assessment/policy_2016.html

Grade Appeal Policy http://mq.edu.au/policy/docs/gradeappeal/policy.html

Complaint Management Procedure for Students and Members of the Public http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/complaint_management/procedure.html​

Disruption to Studies Policy (in effect until Dec 4th, 2017): http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html

Special Consideration Policy (in effect from Dec 4th, 2017): https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policies/special-consideration

In addition, a number of other policies can be found in the Learning and Teaching Category of Policy Central.

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Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/support/student_conduct/

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Graduate Capabilities

PG - Capable of Professional and Personal Judgment and Initiative

Our postgraduates will demonstrate a high standard of discernment and common sense in their professional and personal judgment. They will have the ability to make informed choices and decisions that reflect both the nature of their professional work and their personal perspectives.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • Competency in performing static and motion palpation on all joints in the body.
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.
  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Assessment tasks

  • 1 Diversified OSCE
  • 2 Gonstead OSCE
  • 4 Video assignments

PG - Discipline Knowledge and Skills

Our postgraduates will be able to demonstrate a significantly enhanced depth and breadth of knowledge, scholarly understanding, and specific subject content knowledge in their chosen fields.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • Competency in performing static and motion palpation on all joints in the body.
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.
  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Assessment tasks

  • 1 Diversified OSCE
  • 2 Gonstead OSCE
  • 3 Gonstead in-class assessment
  • 4 Video assignments
  • 5 Written examination

PG - Critical, Analytical and Integrative Thinking

Our postgraduates will be capable of utilising and reflecting on prior knowledge and experience, of applying higher level critical thinking skills, and of integrating and synthesising learning and knowledge from a range of sources and environments. A characteristic of this form of thinking is the generation of new, professionally oriented knowledge through personal or group-based critique of practice and theory.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • A comprehensive understanding of spinal joint mechanics.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.
  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Assessment tasks

  • 1 Diversified OSCE
  • 2 Gonstead OSCE
  • 3 Gonstead in-class assessment
  • 4 Video assignments
  • 5 Written examination

PG - Research and Problem Solving Capability

Our postgraduates will be capable of systematic enquiry; able to use research skills to create new knowledge that can be applied to real world issues, or contribute to a field of study or practice to enhance society. They will be capable of creative questioning, problem finding and problem solving.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Assessment task

  • 5 Written examination

PG - Effective Communication

Our postgraduates will be able to communicate effectively and convey their views to different social, cultural, and professional audiences. They will be able to use a variety of technologically supported media to communicate with empathy using a range of written, spoken or visual formats.

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcomes

  • The ability to perform spinal adjustments and/or mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills associated with these procedures i.e. tactile/palpatory skills and hand/body/eye co-ordination of practitioner movements.
  • The ability to control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive.
  • Competency in performing static and motion palpation on all joints in the body.
  • A thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy of all joints of the body and the biomechanics of these joints including: a)A thorough knowledge of the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b)A basic knowledge of structural analysis as it relates to posture and dysfunction; c)The ability to demonstrate an appropriate level of care in the handling of a patient; d)The ability to demonstrate orthopaedic testing, motion palpation and static palpation findings, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special circumstances.
  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Assessment task

  • 4 Video assignments

PG - Engaged and Responsible, Active and Ethical Citizens

Our postgraduates will be ethically aware and capable of confident transformative action in relation to their professional responsibilities and the wider community. They will have a sense of connectedness with others and country and have a sense of mutual obligation. They will be able to appreciate the impact of their professional roles for social justice and inclusion related to national and global issues

This graduate capability is supported by:

Learning outcome

  • The ability to construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.