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Technique II (CHI339)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit integrates the students' chiropractic technique, soft tissue treatments, and rehabilitation skills for various musculoskeletal conditions. Various chiropractic technique alternatives will be introduced in an evidence-based context. Students will further develop their foundation in manual skills and soft tissue treatments leading to better proficiency and competency. Students will develop an understanding of patient and case management for typical disorders seen in geriatric and paediatric popoulations. The practical component focuses on manual therapies.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Demonstrate proficiency at motion palpation of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine and pelvis
2. Demonstrate the proper application of various manipulative techniques (including various chiropractic technique alternatives) for the correction of joint dysfunction in the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and pelvis.
3. Describe and demonstrate various management approaches for the infant, child, adolescent, and geriatric patient.
4. Understand and be able to apply the diagnosis of the different pathomechanical and pathological disease processes seen in, but not limited to, the cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine and pelvis.
5. Understand the various pathologies and conditions as they relate to the care of infants and children.
6. Understand the various pathologies and conditions as they relate to the care of elderly patients.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 3 hours per week; Laboratory: 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit consists of two major components, Theory and Practical.
The theory component of the unit will cover:
1. Common orthopaedic and physical disabilities of Infants and Children
2. Common orthopaedic conditions affecting geriatric populations and people with disabilities
The practical component of the unit will cover:
1. Manipulation techniques of the spine and pelvis as well as evidence based alternative approaches.
Palpation of all related soft tissues and application of appropriate soft tissue techniques.
Assessment Mid-semester Theory quizzes tests proficiency in the theory components, allows for feedback throughout the semester. There will be two online quizzes throughout the trimester. One will focus on the geriatric content and the other will focus on the paediatric content.
Mid-semester Pracical Assessment tests proficiency in the practical aspects of the Unit.
Final Theory assessment tests knowledge and understanding of the theory components. Feedback by way of written assessment.
Final Practical Assessment tests proficiency in the practical aspects of the Unit.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc + BClinChiro) and successful completion of Years 1 and 2, CHI354 Chiropractic Skills.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc)+(BClinChiro) [New in 2015]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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