Course Title: Chiropractic 7

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chiropractic 7

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


150H Health Sciences


Sem 2 2016


Bundoora Campus


173H School of Health and Biomed


Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018

Course Coordinator: Dr Julie Kendall

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257755

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.54

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisite (Enforced by SAMS)

Required concurrent study (Co-requisite)


Course Description

This course will present a range of topics in adjunctive therapies, clinical nutrition and rehabilitation. These topics can enhance the management of patients in the Chiropractic clinical setting. Adjunctive therapies are tools adjunctive to active, practised based therapies. You will be expected to demonstrate how to integrate these tools into clinical practice and sound clinical thinking. You will be introduced to the application of the topics and be encouraged where, and how, to further become skilled in these areas.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Learning Outcomes
This course contributes to the development of the Program Learning Outcomes in the following way:

  • 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;
  • PLO5 communicate effectively in a range of forms (written, online, oral) and with diverse audiences (patients, community/public, agencies and health professionals);

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate a range of adjunctive therapies that support chiropractic management and treatment options.
  2. Discuss the application, limitations, and contraindications of adjunctive therapies, nutrition and rehabilitation.
  3. Discuss and prescribe appropriate clinical based rehabilitation by constructing a care plan.
  4. Utilise sound clinical based decision using up-to-date evidence when prescribing adjunctive therapies, rehabilitation and nutrition. 
  5. Demonstrate a capacity to independently evaluate, investigate and integrate into clinical practice, techniques, modalities and interventions of rehabilitation, adjunctive therapies and nutrition with other chiropractic management.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities including lectures, practicals and self-directed learning. Throughout the course you will work individually to demonstrate the course learning outcomes of this course. Self-directed learning is essential and will enable you to better develop independent learning, support the material covered in the practical sessions and is considered necessary for successful completion of the assessment tasks. The elements of learning in this course will be directly applicable to and integrated into activities in REHA2212 Clinical Chiropractic 6.  


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning resources include lectures, directed readings, on-line material, and practical tutorials.

Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment tasks

Assessment Task 1: Clinical WIL related task. Adjunctive therapies. Weighting 40% There are four (4) tasks included in this (each worth 10%). The first of these tasks is due mid-semester This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 4, & 5   Assessment Task 2: Clinical related task. Nutrition Weighting 10% Develop a nutrition fact sheet by reporting on a key topic in nutrition. This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 4, & 5   Assessment Task 3: End of semester written examination Weighting 50% This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4 & 5.