Course Title: Chiropractic 6

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chiropractic 6

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


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

Course Coordinator: Rick Ames

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7394

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 202.4.67

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

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

Co – requisites: MEDS2103 Integrated Assessment and Diagnosis

Course Description

This course builds on the knowledge and practical skills developed in REHA2163, REHA2164, REHA2165, REHA2166 and REHA2167. The emphasis is on the integration of chiropractic procedures with the opportunity to observe same in a clinical setting.


1. Integrated Chiropractic Procedures
2. Rehabilitation
3. Mechanically Assisted and low force techniques

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 with emphasis on the integration of this knowledge. 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

Lectures and practical classes

Overview of Learning Resources

The DLS, lecture presentations, and laboratory manuals support this course. The library has an excellent of Journals and texts that support the course content and a Chiropractic Liaison Librarian.

The course website contains a series of online lectures, PowerPoint presentations,
quizzes, questionnaires and a discussion board.

As a student enrolled in a course at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.
Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, the myRMIT or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT wireless network in the Library.
Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.
The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.
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Online Learning tools and content
As a student in this course you may access to online learning tools and content for your course from the student portal, myRMIT.


Overview of Assessment

Written and practical assessments, including formative and summative components