Course Title: Clinical Practice of Chiropractic 3

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Clinical Practice of Chiropractic 3

Credit Points: 12.00



Course Coordinator: Dr Rick Ames

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7394

Course Coordinator Email: rick.ames@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.067


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

 

 

You should have satisfactorily completed the following courses before you commence this course:

  • REHA2208 Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractors 4

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 is designed to promote and further develop critical thinking and analysis of issues related to the diagnosis and management of the Chiropractic patient. In this course the use of adjuvant Chiropractic therapies in clinical practice shall be developed and the development of the role of Chiropractic as a National Health Care priority shall be investigated. This course will enable you to further develop your therapeutic communication skills, and engage in appropriate clinical assessment and management in the chiropractic clinical environment. You will recognise the role of adjuvant chiropractic therapies in the treatment trajectory of the patient and will situate the chiropractor as a primary health care provider as part of the National Health Care priority framework.


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);
  • PLO6 work independently and in teams, specifically to lead and contribute to inter-professional care partnerships


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

  • demonstrate effective therapeutic communication in the chiropractic patient care environment.
  • undertake appropriate clinical assessment of the chiropractic patient.
  • review chiropractic management skills in the patient care environment.
  • demonstrate chiropractic therapeutic techniques in the clinic setting.
  • identify the role of adjuvant chiropractic therapies in the treatment regime for the chiropractic patient in the clinical setting.
  • situate the role of chiropractic as a primary health care provider within the National Health Care Priority framework.


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 both individually and in groups to solve problems involving core aspects 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 concepts.

There will also be the opportunity to discuss the practicals in relation to the underlying core principles.

Self-directed learning is encouraged and will enable you to better develop independent learning and support the material covered in the practical sessions.


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 and the Chiropractic clinic.

RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

The assessment associated with this course will comprise a formative and summative assessment and incorporate a variety of assessment modes. This course continues to encourage your integrations of theory into practice from an evidence base to support and inform your clinical practice. Your assessments undertaken across the duration of this course will include both theoretical and practice based challenges to your knowledge. All objectives shall be assessed across the duration of this course. This 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. Assessment completed in the first half of the semester will provide feedback on your progress. Ongoing feedback on your skills will be provided from peers and staff.

For information on grades used in RMIT courses see: www.rmit.edu.au/students/grading/highered

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

This course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced, at:
www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment