Course Title: Chiropractic 5

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chiropractic 5

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Frank Donnoli

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7631

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre – requisites: REHA2163 Chiropractic 1 and REHA2164 Chiropractic 2.

Co – requisites: MEDS2102 Assessment and Diagnosis 2

Course Description

This course builds on the knowledge and practical skills developed in REHA 2163 REHA 2164, REHA 2165 & REHA 2166. The emphasis in this course is on assessment and management of the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions in the lower body.


1. Spinal Syndromes 2
2. Spinal Technique 2
3. Soft Tissue Technique 2

Develops in learners the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to apply the concepts of chiropractic and clinical sciences to the assessment, diagnosis and management of health problems and to health promotion and disease prevention of the regions and systems covered in this course. This includes the knowledge and skills necessary for critical thinking required to formulate chiropractic clinical management programs in safe, competent and effective manner within the limitations and scope of this course.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

1. To facilitate learning about morphology, normal and abnormal function: Illustration during tutorials of key concepts through the use of diagrams and pictures in textbooks and practical/tutorial manuals, overheads, models and slides.

2. To develop skills relating to therapeutic techniques and options: Demonstration and practice of chiropractic manual techniques including adjustments, mobilisation, soft tissue and non-force techniques, demonstration of mechanically assisted and adjunctive procedures and exercises in preventative chiropractic care.

3. To promote critical thinking and analysis of issues: Discussion of cases and concepts in lecturers and practical/tutorial sessions.

Overview of Learning Activities

Attendance at lectures and practical classes and utilization of online materials. Students should read widely on the topic areas. Practical classes, in particular, provide regular opportunities to ask questions or discuss the material being covered.

Overview of Learning Resources

The DLS, lecture presentations, and laboratory manuals support this course. The library has an excellent of collection of journals and texts that support the course content and a Chiropractic Liaison Librarian. It also has access to ejournals via the library webpages. 

The course website contains a series of online lectures, PowerPoint presentations, quizzes, and questionnaires plus useful and recommended external links 

Overview of Assessment

Written and practical assessments.