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Admission to BChiroSc
ANAT1001 or HLTH108
This unit offers an introduction to Chiropractic practice including patient assessment and intervention using spinal palpation, range of motion and fundamentals of psychomotor skill acquisition. The clinical application of anatomical knowledge is explored. Research methodology and critical thinking skills essential for the health clinician are introduced as part of the research skills development program. Fundamental biomechanics related to function and manual therapy intervention are introduced. The role of Chiropractic in the delivery of primary health care, both now and throughout history are explored.
Information about important academic dates including deadlines for withdrawing from units are available at https://www.mq.edu.au/study/calendar-of-dates
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
Competency based assessment
In higher education, assessments must be able to recognise various levels of competencies in order to encourage students to become not only competent, but progress onto developing expertise. A key component of effective assessment in competency-based education is for assessments to be criterion-based using a developmental perspective. Defining the criteria in developmental terms, commonly called milestones or benchmarks, allows programs to determine whether the trainee is on an appropriate ‘trajectory'. Milestones provide specific guidance on trainee progress throughout the continuum of their training program. CHIR1101 practical examinations are competency based.
For a more information see: "Competency-based Assessment, Macquarie University" https://staff.mq.edu.au/public/download/?id=40618
The University classifies a disruption as serious and unavoidable if it:
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 https://students.mq.edu.au/support/wellbeing
You are expected to present yourself for examination at the time and place designated in the University Examination Timetable. The timetable will be available in Draft form approximately eight weeks before the commencement of the examinations and in Final form approximately four weeks before the commencement of the examinations.
The only exception to not sitting an examination at the designated time is because of documented illness or unavoidable disruption. In these circumstances, you may wish to submit an application for 'Special consideration' https://students.mq.edu.au/study/my-study-program/special-consideration
If you receive special consideration for the final exam, a supplementary exam will be scheduled in the interval between the regular exam period and the start of the next session. By making a special consideration application for the final exam you are declaring yourself available for a resit during the supplementary examination period and will not be eligible for a second special consideration approval based on pre-existing commitments.
Extensions to assignments are at the discretion of the unit convenor. It is the responsibility of the student to prove to the convenor that there has been an unavoidable disruption. Please submit a 'Special consideration' and request an extension. The online form will ask you to provide evidence of the disruption.
Marks will be deducted for late submissions in the absence of an approved extension. Marks will be deducted at the rate of 10% of the available marks per day.
High Distinction : provides consistent evidence of deep and critical understanding in relation to the learning outcomes. There is substantial originality and insight in identifying, generating and communicating competing arguments, perspectives or problem-solving approaches; critical evaluation of problems, their solutions and their implications; creativity in application.
Distinction: provides evidence of integration and evaluation of critical ideas, principles and theories, distinctive insight and ability in applying relevant skills and concepts in relation to learning outcomes. There is a demonstration of frequent originality in defining and analysing issues or problems and providing solutions; and the use of means of communication appropriate to the discipline and the audience.
Credit : provides evidence of learning that goes beyond replication of content knowledge or skills relevant to the learning outcomes. There is demonstration of substantial understanding of fundamental concepts in the field of study and the ability to apply these concepts in a variety of contexts; plus communication of ideas fluently and clearly in terms of the conventions of the discipline.
Pass: provides sufficient evidence of the achievement of learning outcomes. There is demonstration of understanding and application of fundamental concepts of the field of study; and communication of information and ideas adequately in terms of the conventions of the discipline. The learning attainment is considered satisfactory or adequate or competent or capable in relation to the specified outcomes.
Fail: does not provide evidence of attainment of all learning outcomes. There is missing or partial or superficial or faulty understanding and application of the fundamental concepts in the field of study; and incomplete, confusing or lacking communication of ideas in ways that give little attention to the conventions of the discipline.
A minimum of 50% in each of unit component AND a minimum 50% aggregate raw mark.
A minimum of 50% in each of unit component AND a minimum 65% aggregate raw mark.
A minimum of 50% in each of unit component AND a minimum 75% aggregate raw mark.
A minimum of 50% in each of unit component AND a minimum 85% aggregate raw mark.
|In-tutorial chiropractic spot test 1||0%||No||Week 4|
|In-tutorial chiropractic spot test 2||5%||No||Week 8|
|Chiropractic in primary health care.||10%||No||Week 8|
|End of session - Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)||40%||No||Week 12|
|End of session written exam||40%||No||Exam period|
A practical test conducted before the mid-session break during scheduled classes. This test is the equivalent of 1 station in the final OSCE. The test assesses acquisition of practical skills acquired in this unit.This test is formative and is for feedback only.
A practical test conducted after the mid-session break during scheduled classes. This test is the equivalent of 1 station in the final OSCE. The test assesses acquisition of practical skills acquired in this unit.
A report discussing the role chiropractic care plays in the delivery of primary health care. This assessment task requires students to develop and demonstrate library and research skills.
Online quiz conducted before the mid-session break. Assesses theoretical components of the unit thus far.
Objective Structural Clinical Exam (OSCE): A practical exam, organised into stations conducted during the end of session practical examination period (Week 13). The OSCE will assess all practical components of this unit.
Formal end of session written exam to assess all theoretical components of the unit.
1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:
2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation
Technology Used and Required: iLearn, Echo360, Practical Audio/Visual Equipment, and Electronic Lectern
A combination of face-to-face lectures, pre-recorded lectures, self-directed learning, and hands-on tutorials/practicals: (FIRST TUTORIAL AND LECTURE IS IN WEEK 1 - see iLearn page)
1 x 2 hour lecture per week
2 x 2 hour tutorial/practicals per week
2-3 hours per week self- instructional learning
(See online timetable for lecture and tutorial times)
Prescribed Unit Materials
CHIR1101 course notes - available via iLearn page for download and PRINTING or use on TABLET device
Recommended reading (See also: Prescribed reading for ANAT1001)
Introduction to the Human Body, 11th Edition 2017 Gerard J. Tortora, Bryan H. Derrickson ISBN: 978-1-119-39273-6 Nb. 10th edition will also suffice. Hard copy, eBook, eBook rental available
Gray's Anatomy For Students, 4th Edition 2019 Richard Drake, PhD, FAAA, A. Wayne Vogl, PhD, FAAA and Adam W. M. Mitchell, MB BS, FRCS, FRCR ISBN : 9780323393041
Kinesiology: The Mechanics and Pathomechanics of Human Movement Third Edition by Carol A Oatis PT PhD (Author) ISBN-13: 978-1451191561
See CHIR1101 iLearn page for unit schedule
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In 2021, all tutorial content and practical assessments will be delivered face-face.