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CHIR8103 – Clinical Chiropractic 3

2021 – Session 1, Special circumstances, North Ryde

Notice

As part of Phase 3 of our return to campus plan, most units will now run tutorials, seminars and other small group activities on campus, and most will keep an online version available to those students unable to return or those who choose to continue their studies online.

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General Information

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Unit convenor and teaching staff Unit convenor and teaching staff
Ben Brown
Credit points Credit points
10
Prerequisites Prerequisites
CHIR8102 or CHIR892
Corequisites Corequisites
Co-badged status Co-badged status
Unit description Unit description

This unit has three aims:

1. The unit focuses on developing basic proficiency in Gonstead manual techniques and further developing proficiency in Diversified manual techniques. It covers indications and contraindications to manipulation and includes the clinical applications of these techniques.

2. The unit introduces students to the theoretical aspects of ancillary physiological therapeutics: biophysical principles, indications and contra-indications for use, potential adverse events/harms associated. A multidisciplinary and evidence-based approach to functional restoration and pain management will be emphasized.

3. The unit provides an introduction to the assessment and management of musculoskeletal sports injuries within a chiropractic setting in Australia. Students will learn the basic principles of sports medicine and the regulatory framework within which sports injury management operates. A multidisciplinary team-based approach to the management of sports injuries will be emphasized.

Important Academic Dates

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • ULO1: Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • ULO2: Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • ULO3: Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions
  • ULO4: Select appropriate ancillary care in a clinical context.
  • ULO5: Construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Assessment Tasks

Name Weighting Hurdle Due
Video Technique Assignment 2 5% No Week 5
Diversified & sports medicine clinical performance test 20% Yes Week 11
Video Technique Assignment 3 5% No Week 8
Final theory examination 30% No University Exam Period
Gonstead Spot Test 10% No Week 6
Gonstead practical assessment 20% Yes Week 12
Video Technique Assignment 4 5% No Week 10
Video Technique Assignment 1 5% No Week 3

Video Technique Assignment 2

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 2 hours
Due: Week 5
Weighting: 5%

 

Using video capture, students will critically reflect on their ability to perform chiropractic techniques.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions

Diversified & sports medicine clinical performance test

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 15 hours
Due: Week 11
Weighting: 20%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to apply chiropractic techniques

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions
  • Select appropriate ancillary care in a clinical context.
  • Construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Video Technique Assignment 3

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 2 hours
Due: Week 8
Weighting: 5%

 

Using video capture, students will critically reflect on their ability to perform chiropractic techniques.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions

Final theory examination

Assessment Type 1: Examination
Indicative Time on Task 2: 22 hours
Due: University Exam Period
Weighting: 30%

 

A written assessment consisting of multiple choice, short answer and long answer questions. This assessment will assess students development of theoretical knowledge in this unit.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions
  • Select appropriate ancillary care in a clinical context.
  • Construct and apply an appropriate consultation, examination and management of acute musculoskeletal peripheral joint injuries commonly encountered by practitioners in the field.

Gonstead Spot Test

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 6
Weighting: 10%

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to apply chiropractic techniques

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions

Gonstead practical assessment

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 10 hours
Due: Week 12
Weighting: 20%
This is a hurdle assessment task (see assessment policy for more information on hurdle assessment tasks)

 

Students will demonstrate their ability to apply chiropractic techniques

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions

Video Technique Assignment 4

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 2 hours
Due: Week 10
Weighting: 5%

 

Using video capture, students will critically reflect on their ability to perform chiropractic techniques.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions

Video Technique Assignment 1

Assessment Type 1: Clinical performance evaluation
Indicative Time on Task 2: 2 hours
Due: Week 3
Weighting: 5%

 

Using video capture, students will critically reflect on their ability to perform chiropractic techniques.

 


On successful completion you will be able to:
  • Perform spinal adjustments and mobilisations with the appropriate psychomotor skills at a clinically safe and competent level.
  • Control these procedures with regard to patient position, practitioner position, primary contact, secondary contact, lock-up/set-up, speed, amplitude and line of drive
  • Apply a thorough knowledge of the clinical anatomy, biomechanics, and patho-mechanics for all joints of the body in order to: a) Understand the biomechanical effects of an adjustment or mobilisation and the indications for their use; b) Perform postural analysis in relation to dysfunction; c) Perform the relevant orthopaedic testing, motion palpation, static palpation, indications and contraindication testing for each technique and methods of modification to suit special populations/conditions

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

  • Number and length of classes per week:
    • 3 x 1 hour [pre-recorded] lectures (Diversified, Gonstead, Ancillary therapies & Sports Medicine)
    • 1 x 1½ hour + 1 x 2 hour Gonstead technique tutorials
    • 2 x 1 hour Diversified technique tutorials
    • 1 x 1 hour Sports Medicine tutorials
  • Tutorial attendance/participation is required.

 

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

If you would like to see all the policies relevant to Learning and Teaching visit Policy Central (https://staff.mq.edu.au/work/strategy-planning-and-governance/university-policies-and-procedures/policy-central).

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