BP187 - Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic)

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Plan: BP187P9 - Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic)
Campus: Bundoora Campus

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic)
Award abbreviation: BHSc(Chiro)
Total credit points: 288
Career: UGRD
Duration: 3 years full time
Location: Onshore, Bundoora Campus
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 061705
CRICOS code: 063581G

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Purpose of the Program

Students enrolling in this program do so with the intention of continuing studies to the Master of Clinical Chiropractic (MC143). The objectives of this program are therefore to prepare graduates for entry into a two-year Master level program designed to equip its graduates with the necessary skills, responsibilities and capabilities to function in global communities as registered chiropractors.

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Articulation and pathways

Students may enter this program as new to higher education or with recognition of prior learning for relevant tertiary studies including RMIT’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Biomedical Science) (BP231). Graduates articulate into the Master of Clinical Chiropractic (MC143).  The most recent articulation data show a 98.28% progression into the Master program.

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Entrance requirements

In order to be considered on the basis of advanced standing, applicants must have successfully completed equivalent study in the year for which they seek advanced standing within a Chiropractic program accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia or its international equivalent.

Successful applicants will have VCE-level English qualifications or their equivalent. International applicants will have an IELTS of 6.5.

SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

Police Check: Students must provide evidence of a successful National Police Records Check before undertaking clinical components of this program.

Working with Children Check: Students must hold a Working with Children Check before undertaking clinical components of this program. 

Failure to obtain satisfactory checks may result in students being unable to complete this program or gain registration as a Student Chiropractor with the Chiropractors Registration Board of Victoria.

Please note: The last intake for commencing students in Year 1 of this program was in Semester 1, 2012.  BP187 was replaced by BP280 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic). As part of the program transition, BP187 was still available for entry to students with advanced standing for 2013 entry into Year 2 or  3 and for 2014 entry into Year 3 only. BP187 will be discontinued from December 2016.

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External accreditation and industry links

BP187 Bachelor of Health Science (Chiropractic) articulates to the Master of Clinical Chiropractic (MC143).The chiropractic programs (this 3 year Bachelor and the subsequent 2 year Master) are subject to external professional accreditation by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia http://www.ccea.com.au/  for the Chiropractic Board of Australia http://www.chiropracticboard.gov.au/. BP 187 has been accredited by the CCEA for the period 2007-2010 and re-accreditation will be sought in late 2010. The program maintains a strong Program Advisory Committee consisting of representation from the Industry and the broader community.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program 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, 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 we-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.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

 You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals.
Services are available face to face and online assisting with:

  • transition to tertiary study and learning
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of
  • disadvantage which may impact on your learning
  • career development and employment
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters)
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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