Master of Clinical Chiropractic - CC71
Study the Master of Clinical Chiropractic and equip yourself with the knowledge and clinical skills to meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) and therefore apply for registration as a chiropractor in all states and territories in Australia and New Zealand.
2 years full-time
The Master of Clinical Chiropractic is designed as an extended (six-term) Masters to maximise clinical learning, which is largely undertaken in approved chiropractic clinics in the community and complemented by the availability of theoretical content by flexible learning.
Chiropractic training is the process of reaching a logical diagnosis, planning a patient's treatment and assessing the effectiveness of that therapeutic intervention. As a graduate of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will develop knowledge, skills, values and behaviours necessary to become a primary care chiropractic practitioner in the delivery of patient-centred care.
The course emphasises evidence-based practice, which is the combination of best scientific information, clinical expertise, and patient's values and circumstances.
As primary healthcare practitioner you will:
- gain high-level practical skills integrating assessment, diagnosis and management with the clinical sciences;
- be taught rehabilitation and prevention of pain and disability of the spine and extremities;
- learn how to run a private practice and operate x-ray equipment;
- conduct supervised patient care as part of practice-integrated learning involving University teaching clinics and industry work placement;
- deliver chiropractic care safely, competently and ethically and;
- be able to analyse and synthesize complex information by creating and implementing a research project and articulating the outcomes.
|Core Units||18||Major Units||None|
You are required to complete 18 core units.
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
YOUR CHIROPRACTIC CAREER
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is the first stage of a two-part study sequence. After completing the bachelor, you can continue onto the Master of Clinical Chiropractic. You are required to complete both courses to achieve full registration as a chiropractor with the Chiropractic Board of Australia. Our industry-relevant Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) develops your capabilities in a range of spinal and patient assessment procedures, along with basic therapeutic approaches to common musculoskeletal presentations.The Master of Clinical Chiropractic enables you to complete the educational requirement for accreditation as a professional chiropractor. As a professional chiropractor, you may practise in private practice, sports medicine, occupational health and safety, rehabilitation and other allied health fields.
INDUSTRY RELEVANT COURSES
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) and Master of Clinical Chiropractic provide you with a five-year pathway towards a career as a professional chiropractor. Accredited by the Chiropractic Board of Australia, upon completion of these two courses, you will meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia to apply for registration as a chiropractor in all states and territories in Australia and New Zealand. You will learn from experienced lecturers who are accredited chiropractors or have recent practitioner experience. The diverse practising backgrounds of our teaching team provide you with a range of chiropractic perspectives that you can draw on throughout your career.
The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) prepares you with the fundamental skills and knowledge so that you can progress into the Master of Clinical Chiropractic and begin your practical placements.
Within the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will complete six clinical placements, one scheduled for each term of your studies. You will have the opportunity to train with real clients in authentic scenarios. This allows you to apply your discipline knowledge to these real scenarios and clients so that you graduate work-ready.
Your clinical experience will also build your industry connections and networks. In your first year of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will complete a total of 280 hours of clinical placement over your three terms of study. In your final year, you will complete more than 500 hours of clinical placement across your three terms of study. You will complete these placements in our purpose-built chiropractic labs in Mackay and Brisbane and other chiropractic settings. This provides you with opportunities to work in a range of clinical settings, experience the unique ways that each clinic runs their practice and build valuable connections with industry.
As a chiropractic student at CQUniversity, your experience can be global, by choosing to participate in an international activity that will allow you to travel overseas and use your skills and knowledge to help those in need. The global experiences available to our chiropractic students do change based on the needs of the different communities that we work with. Experiences our students have recently participated in are:
- Global Peace Network participant in Tanzania as a rehabilitation clinic volunteer (2020).
- Clinical practicum in Vanuatu with Island Spirit Health (2018).
- Participation in the World Congress of Chiropractic Students forums in California (2017), Johannesburg (2018), Brisbane (2019).
|Term 1 - 2023||Brisbane, Mackay|
|Term 1 - 2024||Brisbane, Mackay|
|Clinical Practice 1||CHIR20002||Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic|
|Clinical Practice 2||CHIR20003||Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic|
|Clinical Practice 3||CHIR20006||Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic|
|Clinical Practice 4||CHIR20009||Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic|
|Clinical Practice 5||CHIR20011||Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic|
|Clinical Practice 6||CHIR20013||Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic|
COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementThe COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
Successful completion of the CQUniversity Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) CB77. Applicants who have completed an undergraduate chiropractic course from another university which has been accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA) will be considered on a case by case basis.
Students not born in Australia are required to meet an English Language prerequisite by:
- an academic IELTS completed within the last 2 years (from the term you are applying to start) with a minimum achievement of 7.0 in each band and overall; or
- a secondary or university qualification which is not more than 5 years old (from the term you are applying for entry in to) with a satisfactory level of achievement of at least 2 years in duration from Australia.
As part of this course, students will undertake clinical placements. To participate in clinical placements, students require the following as a minimum to participate - CQUniversity Student Declaration, Blue Card (or equivalent for different states), and a Criminal Police Check. Additional checks and documentation may also be required, depending on the placement site as different organisations/placement sites may have different requirements.
Health RequirementsNo information available at this time.
Completion of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic will prepare you to peruse employment opportunities in fields/roles such as private practice, sports medicine, occupational health and safety, and rehabilitation. Opportunities are provided for international placement, regional and rural health engagement, and indigenous health care.
Graduates of this course will meet the competencies required by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia and will therefore be eligible to apply for registration with the Chiropractic Board of Australia (CBA).
|2023 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$8,298.00|
|Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee||$28,860.00|
Indicative first-year fee
The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load for one academic year (generally, this is eight units over two terms). Your fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees.
Commonwealth Supported Placements (CSPs) and full-fee places are available for this course. CSPs are only available if you study at our Mackay campus. If you study on campus at CQU Brisbane, you will pay full tuition fees.
Government assistance loans and payment options
Depending on the type of place you are offered, you may be eligible for a government HELP loan.
Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. If offered a CSP, you may be eligible for a HECS-HELP government loan. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists you in paying your student contributions. Provided you meet the HECS-HELP eligibility criteria, you may use HECS-HELP to defer part or all of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university.
If you are offered a full-fee-paying place, you may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government loan scheme that helps eligible students pay their tuition fees. Provided you meet the FEE-HELP eligibility criteria, you can choose to use FEE-HELP to cover all or part of your tuition fees. Learn more about paying for university or view the FEE-HELP information booklet on the Australian Government’s Study Assist website.
Other study costs
Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies, such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, uniforms, or vaccinations. Explore other study costs.
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