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CHIR922 – Topics in Chiropractic 2

2017 – S2 Day

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff Co-convener
Peter Tuchin
Contact via 9850 6384
C5C 342
Co-convener
Stephanie Marhoff-Beard
Contact via (02) 9850 6947
C5C 341
By appointment
Credit points Credit points
4
Prerequisites Prerequisites
CHIR921
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description
This unit facilitates the development of skills which are fundamental to both the establishment and successful running of a chiropractic practice. It includes studies in sports injuries, OHS studies, and completing a research project. The unit comprises:
1. A number of lecture sessions covering topics such as OHS law and legislation, injuries and the role of a primary care practitioner.
2. A substantial research project including critical evaluation of clinical literature.

Important Academic Dates

Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at http://students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/enrolmentguide/academicdates/

Learning Outcomes

  1. Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  2. Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process to their peer group through visual communication technologies
  3. Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  4. Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  5. Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings
  6. Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

General Assessment Information

All written assessments must be submitted electronically via Turnitin.

All assessment tasks must be submitted by the due dates outlined in the unit guide.

Students who are unable to submit an assessment or unable to meet a specific deadline should submit a ‘Disruption to Studies’ form. For information on this process please visit the link below:

http://www.students.mq.edu.au/student_admin/manage_your_study_program/disruption_to_studies/

Failure to submit an assessment task on the due date without an appropriate Disruption to Studies form will result in a loss of 5% per day after the due date for that particular task, up to a maximum of 50% of the total mark.                                                                                                

Serious and unavoidable disruption: The University classifies a disruption as serious and unavoidable if it:

  • could not have reasonably been anticipated, avoided or guarded against by the student; and
  • was beyond the student's control; and
  • caused substantial disruption to the student's capacity for effective study and/or completion of required work; and
  • occurred during an event critical study period and was at least three (3) consecutive days duration, and/or
  • prevented completion of a final examination.

 

Students with a pre-existing disability/health condition or prolonged adverse circumstances may be eligible for ongoing assistance and support.  Such support is governed by other policies and may be sought and coordinated through Campus Wellbeing and Support Services.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Due
Conference Abstract 15% Week 7
Final Research Presentation 30% Weeks 9-12
Journal Article 35% Week 13
Peer Group Assessment 5% Week 13
Supervisor's Evaluation 15% Week 13

Conference Abstract

Due: Week 7
Weighting: 15%

Preparation of a conference abstract based on student research project (400 words), online submission.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Final Research Presentation

Due: Weeks 9-12
Weighting: 30%

In class, oral research presentation. 20 minute presentation, 10 minute question time.


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process to their peer group through visual communication technologies
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Journal Article

Due: Week 13
Weighting: 35%

Journal article of student research project for publication in a peer reviewed journal


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Peer Group Assessment

Due: Week 13
Weighting: 5%

Peer assessment of research team members


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Supervisor's Evaluation

Due: Week 13
Weighting: 15%

Supervisors will evaluate and asses the contribution and quality of work for their individual research students


This Assessment Task relates to the following Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Delivery and Resources

Delivery mode

There are no lectures in this unit.

Students should approach the content of this unit through self-directed learning. Each of the tutorials in this unit are designed to provide a work space for student research groups to meet to work on their projects and group assessments. 

Students will be provided a 2 hour tutorial session in weeks 2-12. In these sessions, tutors with expertise in research methodology and/or biostatistics will provide guidance on research project.   

Information on the assessments in this unit is available on the CHIR922 iLearn page. 

 

Tutorials:

1 × 2 hour tutorial per week (Weeks 2-12)

 

 Attendance requirements

You must attend the workshop in which you are enrolled. Students must not exchange their class time. In special circumstances, you may request a specific change. These requests are to be submitted to the unit convener. If you miss your assigned workshop in any week, you may request attendance at an alternative session, through email request and appropriate documentation to the unit convenor. This allowance may be used on a maximum of 2 occasions. If you have missed more than 2 workshops without giving a reason to the unit convenor for the strand, you will be called in to discuss your progress. Students are strongly advised to participate in all workshop sessions.

Further details on class time and locations for this unit can be found at:

https://timetables.mq.edu.au/2017/

Unit Web Page

You can log in to ilearn learning system using the link below:

http://ilearn.mq.edu.au

 

Unit Schedule

Week

Tutorial Topic

1

31 July

No Tutorials

2

7 August

Tutorial 1: Introduction and Project Workshop

3

14 August

Tutorial 2: Statistics Assistance and Project Workshop

4

21 August

Tutorial 3: Statistics Assistance and Project Workshop

5

28 August

Tutorial 4: Statistics Assistance and Project Workshop

6

4 September

Tutorial 5: Statistics Assistance and Project Workshop

7

11 September

Tutorial 6: Project Workshop

(Conference Abstract due 15.09.17)

18 September- 2 October

Session 2 Recess

8

3 October

No Tutorials (Labor Day Public Holiday)

9

9 October

Research Presentations

10

16 October

Research Presentations

11

23 October

Research Presentations

12

30 October

Research Presentations

13

6 November

No Tutorials

(Journal Article, Peer Group Assessment, Supervisor Assessment due 10.11.17)

Policies and Procedures

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 http://www.mq.edu.au/policy/docs/disruption_studies/policy.html The Disruption to Studies Policy is effective from March 3 2014 and replaces the Special Consideration Policy.

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

Student Code of Conduct

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

Results

Results shown in iLearn, or released directly by your Unit Convenor, are not confirmed as they are subject to final approval by the University. Once approved, final results will be sent to your student email address and will be made available in eStudent. For more information visit ask.mq.edu.au.

Student Support

Macquarie University provides a range of support services for students. For details, visit http://students.mq.edu.au/support/

Learning Skills

Learning Skills (mq.edu.au/learningskills) provides academic writing resources and study strategies to improve your marks and take control of your study.

Student Enquiry Service

For all student enquiries, visit Student Connect at ask.mq.edu.au

Equity Support

Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Service who can provide appropriate help with any issues that arise during their studies.

IT Help

For help with University computer systems and technology, visit http://www.mq.edu.au/about_us/offices_and_units/information_technology/help/

When using the University's IT, you must adhere to the Acceptable Use of IT Resources Policy. The policy applies to all who connect to the MQ network including students.

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

  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Assessment tasks

  • Peer Group Assessment
  • Supervisor's Evaluation

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

  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process to their peer group through visual communication technologies
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  • Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings

Assessment tasks

  • Conference Abstract
  • Final Research Presentation
  • Journal Article

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

  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process to their peer group through visual communication technologies
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Assessment tasks

  • Conference Abstract
  • Final Research Presentation
  • Journal Article
  • Peer Group Assessment
  • Supervisor's Evaluation

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 outcomes

  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process to their peer group through visual communication technologies
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings

Assessment tasks

  • Final Research Presentation
  • Journal Article

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

  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process to their peer group through visual communication technologies
  • Communicate and disseminate knowledge that has been derived from the research process through a variety of written formats
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose
  • Students will learn to analyse, interpret and assess data from their research findings
  • Students will learn to think critically, write clearly and speak effectively

Assessment tasks

  • Conference Abstract
  • Final Research Presentation
  • Journal Article
  • Peer Group Assessment
  • Supervisor's Evaluation

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 outcomes

  • Design and execute a primary or secondary research project to create new knowledge in a clinically relevant area
  • Be able to work collaboratively with their peers towards a common goal or purpose

Assessment tasks

  • Final Research Presentation
  • Peer Group Assessment
  • Supervisor's Evaluation

Changes since First Published

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