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Chiropractic Science underpinned by safety, evidence and research

Published:25 June 2015

Chiropractic Science academic Associate Professor Sharyn Eaton

As the discipline leader for Chiropractic Science at CQUniversity, Sharyn Eaton is focused on ensuring her students develop their skills in a safe environment.

The Associate Professor, based at CQUni Sydney, explains that students have their own health and physical capabilities assessed before starting practical classes.

They then learn from a medical doctor on staff about diagnosing their clients - initially their fellow students - to assess whether there are underlying medical conditions requiring caution or referral to other health specialists.

"We focus on developing evidence-based practice, using critical thought, within a safe and well-supervised environment," Assoc Prof Eaton says.

"We are also keen to draw on a research perspective and we have a post-doctoral researcher on staff here in Sydney."

Assoc Prof Eaton says CQUni Sydney has a small cohort of students compared with CQUni Brisbane and CQUni Mackay.

"However Sydney has the biggest potential market and most potential for growth in the longer-term."

The Bachelor of Science (Chiropractic) is an evidence-based degree designed to provide students with the qualification needed to apply to enter the professional qualification, the Master of Clinical Chiropractic.

Students develop a range of spinal and patient assessment procedures and basic therapeutic approaches to common musculo-skeletal issues such as low back pain, neck and shoulder pain, and headache.

Further details are available via:

www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/study-areas/health/undergraduate/bachelor-of-science-chiropractic

www.cqu.edu.au/courses-and-programs/study-areas/health/postgraduate/master-of-clinical-chiropractic.