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Mental Health Issues In Chiropractic Care (CHI488)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 2
Description This unit will explore the range of normal and abnormal psychological syndromes that are commonly presented in chiropractic practice. Students will learn to identify psychological syndromes with emphasis on information gathering, effective communication and the importance of appropriate referral. Evidence based treatments for the major problems will be explored.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Identify major psychological influences in human development and behaviour.
2. Gain additional information to hypothesise about possible psychological influences on current chiropractic presentation.
3. Apply a biopsychosocial approach to patient assessment and care.
4. Describe the most commonly presenting psychological disorders in chiropractic practice, and best-practice treatment for these disorders.
6. Identify and understand some screening instruments for the most commonly presenting psychological disorders.
7. Decide on appropriate referral to mental health professionals based on an assessment.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week.
Assessment Assessment 1: Independent research: Critical Essay( 25% of unit).
Assessment 2: Independent research: Case Study(25% of unit)
Assessment 3: Final theory exam or Short Essays as a take-home exam TBA (50% of unit)
Prerequisites Completion of BSc (Chiropractic).
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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Mr Stanley Innes
Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2841
e: S.Innes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.053 - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
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