Course Title: Chiropractic 5 Theory

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chiropractic 5 Theory

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

REHA2202

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

REHA2202

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Samantha Harman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6668

Course Coordinator Email: samantha.harman@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.038


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

REHA 2201 Chiropractic 4 Theory

REHA 2198 Chiropractic 4 Practical

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

This course will enable you to continue to develop your knowledge of less common clinical conditions of the spine and extremities building on your learning from REHA2201 Chiropractic Theory 4. You will identify the principles of assessment and management of these conditions.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP280 Bachelor of Health Sciences 

  • PLO1 provide specialised health care within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework;
  • PLO2 gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment;
  • PLO3 practice as a competent health care professional in a safe, ethical and legally responsible manner;
  • PLO4 demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in the provision of specialized health care;


Course Learning Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course you will be expected to:

  1. Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of less common conditions affecting the spine and extremities.
  2. Identify the principles of the assessment and management of these conditions.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities. Throughout the course you will work both individually and in groups to solve problems involving key concepts.

Blended learning principles are employed by providing face to face and online presentations. These are supported by online Powerpoint presentations and study guides for prescribed texts This approach will present you with the key concepts and theories relevant to the understanding of core content.

Self-directed learning is available via the online material at the myRMIT site and the recommended texts. This will enable you to better develop your independent learning skills and support the material covered in the theoretical sessions.

This course is designed to provide a theoretical underpinning for your clinical practice and as such your knowledge acquisition will be challenged using a variety of theoretical assessments. Assessment may include, but is not restricted to, the following: participation in discussion formats, examinations, assignments and clinical practice laboratories. It may also include use of online technology in the form of a critically reflective online journal or blog. Assessments are designed to require you to demonstrate a critical analysis of the core principles presented in the course.

 

Teacher Guided Hours: 48 per semester

Learner Directed Hours: 48 per semester

You will undertake the equivalent of four hours per week of face to face teaching. In addition you can expect to spend a minimum of four hours per week in independent study.


Overview of Learning Resources

Lectures and on-line material: The lectures and reading material provided are intended to be supported by the recommended readings. However, they do not substitute for wider reading but provide an opportunity to focus on specific details, complex areas and life examples.

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. All material to be chosen will be digitally available to you. Advice will be provided on which sections are relevant for each topic. Advice will also be given about additional and/or alternate reading resources.

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

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment activities are conducted throughout the semester so that you can review and evaluate your progress and understanding of the course material.

Your formative assessment will provide you with an opportunity to receive feedback on the expected level of knowledge required at particular stages of the semester and may consist of a range of assessments styles.

Assessment Tasks will be comprised of the following:

  • Assessment Task 1 -  Worth 50% of the total course grade.This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2
  • Assessment Task 2 -  Worth 50% of the total course grade. This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 2


Assessment components with be comprised of the following:
 

  • Spinal Syndromes - Worth 50% of the total course grade. 
  • Extremity Syndromes – worth 50% of the total course grade.

NB: Successful completion of this course will require an overall pass at 50% of the aggregated sections mentioned above.