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CC71 - Master of Clinical Chiropractic

Overview

At a glance

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.

Student stories: get to know George and Sophia who are both currently studying the Master of Clinical Chiropractic.

Study modes On-Campus
Units/credits 18/144
Availability Brisbane; Mackay Ooralea; Sydney
Duration 2 years full-time
Intake dates March
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  • Components of this program are delivered by online study.

Career opportunities

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.

Professional recognition

After successful completion of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you will be equipped 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.  Additional examinations may need to be undertaken to practice in other countries.  For further information visit www.ccea.com.au.

Details

Summary

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 synthesis complex information by creating and implementing a research project and articulating the outcomes.

Why Study Health at CQUniversity

Our Health courses and units have been developed to meet the ever-increasing needs of our communities both in Australia and internationally.

Broad range of options
Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in health, our broad and ever-growing range of health courses and units give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from the key areas of allied health, medical and exercise sciences, community and health services, and transport and safety sciences.

Study your way
A number of our health courses and units provide allow you to choose between on-campus or online study, while some provide a mix of on-campus and online delivery methods. CQUniversity is an established provider of online study and is able to offer a number courses and units in this mode that have not traditionally been available, such as nursing, medical science, exercise and sport sciences, accident forensics, paramedic science and more.

Up-to-date and industry relevant
Our courses and units are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Work integrated learning
CQUniversity's health courses and units feature work integrated learning, or learning on the job. For some courses this may be referred to as clinical placement.

You may be required to complete unit undertakings in real‑life workplaces, allowing you to put learning directly into practice. This hands-on, project-based learning is one reason CQUniversity graduates are in such high demand by employers.

Purpose-built facilities
Quality facilities ensure learning is delivered in context, taught in a similar setting to real-world situations including exceptional simulation environments. New facilities including state-of-the-art technology for fitness and body function testing offer exercise and sport sciences students sophisticated training. Nursing students have access to fully equipped labs replicating a real hospital ward, while medical imaging and medical sonography are taught from new purpose-built multi-million dollar labs. The new CQUniversity Health Clinic at CQUniversity Rockhampton also provides clinical learning experiences to students.

Structure and assessment

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Master of Clinical Chiropractic course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Work integrated Learning

You are required to undertake 300 hours of approved industry work placement.

Residential Schools

Compulsory attendance is required for: Clinical Practice 1 and Career Interest 1.  Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.

Credit transfer information

If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

Entry requirements

Course Requirements

To successfully complete your studies, you may be required to demonstrate that you can meet course requirements associated with your course. For more information on these course requirements please view the ‘Course Requirements’ section found under the ‘What do I need to start?’ page under the ‘Getting Started’ tab of the Student Handbook . Additional information on student placements and work integrated learning can also be found in the Student Handbook, on the ‘Course Features’ page under ‘Getting Started’.

Entry Requirements

For entry into the Master of Clinical Chiropractic, you are required to have successfully completed a three year, six term equivalent undergraduate chiropractic course accredited by the Council of Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA).

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can apply to study Master of Clinical Chiropractic by clicking the Apply Now button below.

Apply Now

For Western Australia applicants please use our Apply WA portal.

Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email via http://contactus.cqu.edu.au.

For more information on applying for Master of Clinical Chiropractic, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

16 JAN
Online Chat Session
07 FEB
Online Chat Session