Course Title: Chiropractic 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chiropractic 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

REHA2164

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Amanda Kimpton

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6547

Course Coordinator Email: amanda.kimpton@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.4.71

Course Coordinator Availability: availability requests via email


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You need to have successfully completed

REHA2163 Chiropractic 1


Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he
Note it is a condition of enrolment at RMIT that you accept responsibility for ensuring that you have completed the prerequisite/s and agree to concurrently enroll in co-requisite courses before enrolling in a course.
For your information the RMIT Course Requisites policy can be found at: www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=twx09y07zi1c


Course Description

Chiropractic 2 is a one semester course that builds on the knowledge and skill gained in REHA2163 Chiropractic 1.
You will begin to develop the introductory skills associated with patient interaction and apply your bioscience knowledge of surface anatomy to the biomechanics and kinematics of the skeletal and extremity systems. Your knowledge of surface and tissue anatomy will inform your Chiropractic assessment and techniques. You will also continue to develop your skills in patient interaction and assessment within the context of the chiropractic health care profession.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the Program Learning Outcomes for BP280 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic):
● PLO 2: Gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment.
● PLO 5: Communicate effectively in a range of forms written, online, oral) and with diverse audiences (patients, community/public, agencies and health professionals).
● PLO 8: Understand the historical development of the profession, its ethos, organisation and philosophical foundations integrate the significance of the radiographic findings to the patient’s management.


On completion of this course you will be expected to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of biological tissues and human surface anatomy to support clinical practice.
2. Discuss the introductory elements of postural and musculoskeletal assessment.
3. Identify normal and clinical biomechanics and kinematics of the spine along with upper and lower extremities.
4. Exhibit basic skills in patient interaction and assessment


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities including lectures, practicals and self-directed learning. The learning activities in this course are designed to engage you actively in the learning process, to aid development of both theoretical knowledge and clinical practice skills Throughout the course you will work both individually and in groups to solve problems involving aspects of physiology covered in the course.
Lectures are the principal mode of information delivery and will present you with the key concepts and theories relevant to the understanding of the core content.
Practicals will support your understanding of, and familiarity with, the physiology associated with the particular topics covered in the lectures. Practice learning activities will be provided in a variety of ways including simulated learning activities. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the practicals in relation to the underlying physiological principles.
Self-directed learning will enable you to better develop independent learning skills and support the material covered in the formal sessions.
 

Teacher Guided Hours: 78 per semester

Learner Directed Hours: 42 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources.
Lectures and on-line material: The lectures and reading material provided digitally available to you. You are encouraged to engage in wider reading to provide an opportunity to expand your focus on specific details, complex areas and life examples.
Practice learning activities will be provided in a variety of ways including simulated learning activities.
RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.
A subject Library Guide is available at: http://rmit.libguides.com/chiropractic


Overview of Assessment

☑ All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)

A hurdle requirement is necessary in order to demonstrate to the accrediting body that students are competent and are being sufficiently assessed against practice-focused professional standards throughout the course of their program.

 

Assessment Tasks:

Early Assessment Task: Online Test for biomechanics
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLO 3 to identify normal and clinical biomechanics and kinematics of the spine along with upper and lower extremities.

Assessment Task 2: Mid-semester formative practical exam (result not included in final mark for course; result provided as feedback to individual student).This assessment task supports CLOs 1,2 & 4 to demonstrate knowledge of biological tissues and human surface anatomy to support clinical practice, to discuss the introductory elements of postural and musculoskeletal assessment and to develop basic skills in patient interaction and assessment.

Assessment Task 3: End-of-semester summative extremity practical exam (HURDLE)
Weighting 25%
This assessment task supports  CLOs 1,2 & 4 to demonstrate knowledge of biological tissues and human surface anatomy to support clinical practice, to discuss the introductory elements of postural and musculoskeletal assessment and to develop basic skills in patient interaction and assessment.

This examination is considered to be a clinical skills practical examination. In a course containing a clinical skills practical examination, the following will apply.
Students who are unsuccessful in their first attempt at a clinical skills practical examination will be offered a second attempt prior to Course Assessment Committee.  If the student passes the second attempt, they will be awarded a maximum score of 50 percent for the clinical skills practical examination component.

If the student does not pass the second attempt, a NH grade will be awarded for the course 

Assessment 4: End-of-semester summative spinal practical (HURDLE)
Weighting 25%
This assessment supports CLOs 1,2 & 4  to demonstrate knowledge of biological tissues and human surface anatomy to support clinical practice, to discuss the introductory elements of postural and musculoskeletal assessment and to develop basic skills in patient interaction and assessment.

This examination is considered to be a clinical skills practical examination. In a course containing a clinical skills practical examination, the following will apply.
Students who are unsuccessful in their first attempt at a clinical skills practical examination will be offered a second attempt prior to Course Assessment Committee.  If the student passes the second attempt, they will be awarded a maximum score of 50 percent for the clinical skills practical examination component.

If the student does not pass the second attempt, a NH grade will be awarded for the course 

Assessment 5: End-of-year written examination (Biomechanics 20% + Extremity 10% + Spinal 10%)
Weighting 40% CLOs 1-4