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Ethics, Jurisprudence and Professional Practice Management (CHI467)

Organisational Unit Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit integrates practice with appropriate professional business ethics required. Emphasis on risk management, legal issues in health care, the patient-doctor relationships, and medico-legal reports.The business aspect of the Unit introduces practice management, exploring concepts including start-up, contract law. Business theory will cover business finance, loans, hiring staff, marketing and policy and procedures. The focus is to provide business and a personal understanding of finance, organisational culture, employment, policies, licensing bodies and the legal aspects of operating a business.
Unit Learning Outcomes Performance criteria on completion:
ULO 1. Understand and apply knowledge of professional integrity (CCEA Universal competency 1.4)
ULO 2. Understand and apply knowledge pertinent to what is required to adhere to relevant legislation, common law, codes, standards and other policy regulating chiropractic conduct and practice.
ULO 3. Understand and apply the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-malfeasance and justice.
ULO 4. Understand and apply the principles of confidentiality and privacy.
ULO 5. Understand what is required to create and maintains professional relationships and boundaries.(CCEA Universal competency 1.1)
ULO 6. Can create, maintains and manages accurate and complete records that comply with legal requirements , accepted professional standards and confidentiality (CCEA 2.4 Universal competency).
ULO 7. Understands the responsibilities expected of professional practicing chiropractor
ULO 8. Understands what is required to establish a chiropractic practice and can apply this knowledge.
ULO 9. Understands the legal requirements, business principals, finances and management of a chiropractic practice and can apply this knowledge.
Timetabled Learning Activities This unit will involve 2 hours of lecture and 2 hours of workshop per week.
Unit Learning Experiences It will involve a range of learning experiences including structured timetabled learning (lectures, tutorials etc), timetabled semi-structured learning (workshops, clinics etc) and self-directed or group learning tasks. Other aspects will include the use of moodle or other digital media. The lectures and guest speakers for this unit will provide the student with the skills required to effectively operate a private practice as an allied health professional.
Other Learning Experiences Students will have access to community resources for exploring readily available information and government agencies to assist with planning the establishment of a chiropractic practice.
Assessment Assessment will involve a comprehensive small group project ….. and a final theory examination.
Prerequisites Enrolment in Chiropractic Science + Clinical Chiropractic (BSc + BClinChiro) and successful completion of Years 1-4.
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.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Stanley Innes
Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2841
e: S.Innes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.053 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Mr Stanley Innes
Lecturer in Rehabilitation and Physical Therapies

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2841
e: S.Innes@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.2.053 - Building 460, Murdoch Campus
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