Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Chiropractic focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Students examine how such disorders affect biomechanics, the nervous system and health in general. The focus is on manual treatments such as spinal adjustments and other joint and soft-tissue manipulation. Anatomy, physiology and pathology courses underpin the clinical science studies of physical examination, differential diagnosis for the chiropractor and clinical practicum. You will begin work-integrated learning immediately, with clinical observations in the RMIT Health Sciences Clinic. From year four students perform patient-care duties with supervision from a registered practitioner. You'll also have the opportunity to provide chiropractic care to people who are socially or financially disadvantaged through RMIT's partnership with Sacred Heart Mission, Hands on Health Australia and The Wellington community centre.
Year 1 - Anatomy and physiology are emphasised and you will be introduced to chiropractic history and basic assessment. Year 2 - The focus is on advanced anatomy including neuroanatomy and chiropractic studies. Year 3 - You'll begin integrating your basic sciences knowledge with what you've learned in the ongoing chiropractic classes. Year 4 - You'll enter RMIT's teaching clinic and start treating patients, supervised by clinical teaching staff. Year 5 - You'll continue patient care and have the opportunity to do this in private clinics in Australia and community outreach settings.
- Anatomy, Chiropractic, Pathology, Physiology.
Standard entry requirements
- Year 12
- Prerequisite: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (ESL) or at least 25 in any other English
This program is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia for the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
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The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Chiropractor in private practice as a sole practitioner or in group practice environment.