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Chiropractors are primary contact practitioners focusing on the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mechanical disorders of the musculoskeletal system.
Chiropractic emphasises the relationship between the musculoskeletal system and general health. It promotes self-help measures and health promotion in the management of musculoskeletal disorders.
You will 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, culminating in your fourth year when you will perform patient-care duties with supervision from a registered practitioner.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, online reading, workshop, practical and laboratory sessions. These are primarily in English.
You'll have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
The program offers extensive hands-on practice. You will be given opportunities to observe clinical practice on-campus and off-campus.
The RMIT Health Sciences Clinic at University Hill, Bundoora, provides treatment for muscle and joint problems, sport injuries and other general health concerns.
You will undertake and be assessed on structured activities that allow you to learn, apply and demonstrate your professional or vocational practice.
You will interact with industry and the community when undertaking these activities and complete them in real work situations. Feedback from these interactions and situations will assist your learning.
Career prospects are excellent. Graduates are usually employed in private practice as sole practitioners or in group practice environment. Increasingly chiropractors share offices with other healthcare practitioners in a multidisciplinary environment.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education (Australasia) for the Chiropractic Board of Australia.
The discipline of chiropractic maintains a strong commitment to providing options overseas study. Opportunities to undertake fieldwork excursions as well as clinical placement exist in several offshore locations.
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Become a lifelong learner while you discover the relationship between the spine and the nervous system.