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CHIR8514 – Pre-Clinical Management

2021 – Session 2, Weekday attendance, North Ryde

Session 2 Learning and Teaching Update

The decision has been made to conduct study online for the remainder of Session 2 for all units WITHOUT mandatory on-campus learning activities. Exams for Session 2 will also be online where possible to do so.

This is due to the extension of the lockdown orders and to provide certainty around arrangements for the remainder of Session 2. We hope to return to campus beyond Session 2 as soon as it is safe and appropriate to do so.

Some classes/teaching activities cannot be moved online and must be taught on campus. You should already know if you are in one of these classes/teaching activities and your unit convenor will provide you with more information via iLearn. If you want to confirm, see the list of units with mandatory on-campus classes/teaching activities.

Visit the MQ COVID-19 information page for more detail.

General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Rosemary Giuriato
Convenor
Sarah Letby
Lecturer
Farouk Badawi
Lecturer
Aret Aboulian
Lecturer
Melinda Brookes
Lecturer
Christopher Jolliffe
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
CHIR8511 and CHIR8513 and CHIR8401 and CHIR8101
Corequisites Corequisites
CHIR8512
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

There are two areas of focus within this unit. Clinical reasoning skills are enhanced through experiential case presentations during tutorial classes. This focus will allow the students to formulate clinical decisions based on the integrated knowledge gained from the varied clinical sciences and from the analyses learned from previous units with specific focus on preparation for clinic internship. The Junior Internship provides students the opportunity to competently assess and provide management to students in the Macquarie chiropractic program (other than students in the 2nd Year Masters cohort) and incorporate knowledge from orthopaedics, neurology, physical examination, functional assessment, technique, and rehabilitation.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  • ULO1: Construct an appropriate approach to a patient interview and determine appropriate investigations based on individual patient needs
  • ULO2: Outline an appropriate physical examination and interpret the findings from physical examination
  • ULO3: Determine differential diagnoses based on historical, physical, functional information as well as information from special investigations with awareness of the potential underlying pathological or dysfunctional condition as related to each examination procedure
  • ULO4: Explain the role of outcome measures; describe their use and interpretation
  • ULO5: Undertake a Junior Internship period meeting assessments relating to the operations of the clinic systems and to provide competent treatment to at least 10 patients who are chiropractic students in the Macquarie University chiropractic program

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Pre-Clinical Management Theory Examination 50% No Week 13
Pre-Clinical Management Assessments (OSCE) 50% No Completed by Week 13
Pre-Clinical Management Junior Internship 0% Yes [TBA]

Pre-Clinical Management Theory Examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 13
Weighting: 50%

 

End of session final written examination. 2-hour duration invigilated closed book exam.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Construct an appropriate approach to a patient interview and determine appropriate investigations based on individual patient needs
  • Determine differential diagnoses based on historical, physical, functional information as well as information from special investigations with awareness of the potential underlying pathological or dysfunctional condition as related to each examination procedure
  • Explain the role of outcome measures; describe their use and interpretation

Pre-Clinical Management Assessments (OSCE)

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Completed by Week 13
Weighting: 50%

 

There will be 5 OSCEs

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Construct an appropriate approach to a patient interview and determine appropriate investigations based on individual patient needs
  • Outline an appropriate physical examination and interpret the findings from physical examination
  • Determine differential diagnoses based on historical, physical, functional information as well as information from special investigations with awareness of the potential underlying pathological or dysfunctional condition as related to each examination procedure
  • Explain the role of outcome measures; describe their use and interpretation
  • Undertake a Junior Internship period meeting assessments relating to the operations of the clinic systems and to provide competent treatment to at least 10 patients who are chiropractic students in the Macquarie University chiropractic program

Pre-Clinical Management Junior Internship

Assessment Type 1: Work-integrated task
Indicative Time on Task 2: 40 hours
Due: [TBA]
Weighting: 0%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Construct an appropriate approach to a patient interview and determine appropriate investigations based on individual patient needs
  • Outline an appropriate physical examination and interpret the findings from physical examination
  • Determine differential diagnoses based on historical, physical, functional information as well as information from special investigations with awareness of the potential underlying pathological or dysfunctional condition as related to each examination procedure
  • Explain the role of outcome measures; describe their use and interpretation
  • Undertake a Junior Internship period meeting assessments relating to the operations of the clinic systems and to provide competent treatment to at least 10 patients who are chiropractic students in the Macquarie University chiropractic program

1 If you need help with your assignment, please contact:

  • the academic teaching staff in your unit for guidance in understanding or completing this type of assessment
  • the Learning Skills Unit for academic skills support.

2 Indicative time-on-task is an estimate of the time required for completion of the assessment task and is subject to individual variation

Delivery and Resources

Online 2-hour lecture per week for 13 weeks

Tutorial (on campus) 2-hour tutorial per week for 10 weeks

Non-scheduled learning activities requiring attendance at any of the 3 Chiropractic teaching clinics for a minimum of 20 hours

Rehearsals Rehearsal of clinical performance in preparation for clinical assessments

Policies and Procedures

Macquarie University policies and procedures are accessible from Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au). Students should be aware of the following policies in particular with regard to Learning and Teaching:

Students seeking more policy resources can visit Student Policies (https://students.mq.edu.au/support/study/policies). It is your one-stop-shop for the key policies you need to know about throughout your undergraduate student journey.

To find other policies relating to Teaching and Learning, visit Policy Central (https://policies.mq.edu.au) and use the search tool.

Student Code of Conduct

Macquarie University students have a responsibility to be familiar with the Student Code of Conduct: https://students.mq.edu.au/admin/other-resources/student-conduct

Results

Results published on platform other than eStudent, (eg. iLearn, Coursera etc.) 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 or if you are a Global MBA student contact globalmba.support@mq.edu.au

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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.

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Changes since First Published

Date Description
25/07/2021 Clinic Attendance requirement