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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.

DOMESTIC
STUDY MODES

On Campus

UNITS/CREDITS

18/144

DURATION

2 years full-time

AVAILABILITY

Brisbane, Mackay, Sydney

RECOMMENDED STUDY

Not applicable

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
Electives None Minor Units None

On-Campus Availability

Term 1 - 2020Brisbane, Mackay, Sydney

Online Availability

COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete 18 core units.

UNIT INFORMATION
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.

Unit NameCodeDescription
Clinical Practice 1CHIR20002Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 2CHIR20003Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 3CHIR20006Placement in an approved Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 4CHIR20009Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 5CHIR20011Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
Clinical Practice 6CHIR20013Placement in the University Chiropractic clinic
No Residential School
No information available at this time.

Successful completion of a three year, six term equivalent undergraduate chiropractic course accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).

While the CQUniversity Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is specifically sequenced for optimal articulation, other accredited bachelor courses will be considered.

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.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge


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).

What type of fees will I pay for this course?
For students who study this course at CQUniversity Mackay, this course is approved to offer postgraduate Commonwealth Supported Places in 2020. If you choose to study at another location, you will pay full tuition fees.

What does Commonwealth Supported Place mean?
A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees. As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying. Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.

How much will my course cost?
You can view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by viewing our Cost Per Unit table. If you are not studying this course at CQUniversity Mackay view our tuition fee schedules.

Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place when studying this course at CQUniversity Mackay?
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:

  • an Australian citizen who will undertake in Australia at least one unit of study that contributes to the requirements of your course; or
  • a New Zealand citizen who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study; or
  • the holder of a permanent visa, including a permanent humanitarian visa, who will be resident in Australia for the duration of your unit of study.

If you are not eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place, find out more about fees for international students.

Payment options
HECS-HELP
and FEE-HELP are loan schemes provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their student contributions and tuition fees through a loan.

Eligible students can use a HELP loan to pay for all, or some of their course fees. If you elect to use either a HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount or your tuition fees and repay your HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).

If you are not eligible for a HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Are there any other fees or study costs?
You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Incidental fees may be applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.
You will also need to fund any travel associated with attending residential schools or work placements. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

You can find out more about fees by viewing our Student Finances information.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

No information available at this time.

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