UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chiropractic)

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.

Degree Details

You'll 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.

Chiropractors offer care for functional disorders of the body’s mechanical system, including joints, muscles and ligaments by assessing the way these parts of the mechanical system align and work together.

They can provide treatment, advice and assistance for patients experiencing:

  • neck-related headaches
  • neck and back pain or stiffness
  • presentations associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.

Chiropractors treat patients by:

  • recording their case details
  • conducting physical examinations
  • interpreting clinical or other diagnostic tests
  • developing a working diagnosis and management plan
  • adjusting, manipulating or mobilising joints and providing physical therapy to soft tissue structures
  • giving advice about general health matters such as exercise, posture, and nutrition
  • providing rehabilitation and advice for prevention of injury.

Chiropractors are usually employed in private practice as sole practitioners or in a group practice environment. Increasingly, chiropractors share offices with other healthcare practitioners in a multidisciplinary environment.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 70% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester
Year One of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 1 12 REHA2163 Bundoora Campus
Biology of the Cell 12 BIOL2272 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2375 City Campus
Chemistry for Health Sciences 12 CHEM1268 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences 12 BIOL2480 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 2 12 REHA2164 Bundoora Campus
Limb and Trunk Anatomy 12 BIOL2274 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2372 City Campus
Research in Health Science 12 OHTH2160 Bundoora Campus
Professionalism and Evidence-based Health Care 12 PUBH1410 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Two of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 3 12 REHA2165 Bundoora Campus
Head and Visceral Anatomy 12 BIOL2275 Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 1 - Body Systems 12 BIOL2043 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2371 City Campus
Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy 12 BIOL2506 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 4 Practical 12 REHA2198 Bundoora Campus
Neuroscience 12 BIOL1131 Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 2: Body Systems 12 BIOL2044 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2373 City Campus
Chiropractic 4 12 REHA2242 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Three of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 5 Practical 12 REHA2199 Bundoora Campus
Pharmacology and Toxicology 12 ONPS2060 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Pathology 12 MEDS2118 Bundoora Campus
Medical Examination 1 12 MEDS2146 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 6 Practical 12 REHA2200 Bundoora Campus
Advanced Pathology 12 MEDS2119 Bundoora Campus
Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 ONPS2294 Bundoora Campus
Medical Examination 2 12 MEDS2147 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Four of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 12 MEDS2144 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 1 12 REHA2204 Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine 12 MEDS2049 Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractors 1 12 REHA2206 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging 12 MEDS2143 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic 7 12 REHA2207 Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractors 2 12 REHA2208 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 2 12 REHA2212 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Five of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 3 24 REHA2239 Bundoora Campus
Clinical Presentations across the Lifespan 12 MEDS2148 Bundoora Campus
Law and Ethics for Health Professionals 12 OHTH2163 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 4 24 REHA2240 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic 8 12 REHA2211 Bundoora Campus

AND{Complete the following (1) Course:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 COSC2960 City Campus

How To Apply

RMIT

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the RMIT which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

Degree Details

You'll 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.

Chiropractors offer care for functional disorders of the body’s mechanical system, including joints, muscles and ligaments by assessing the way these parts of the mechanical system align and work together.

They can provide treatment, advice and assistance for patients experiencing:

  • neck-related headaches
  • neck and back pain or stiffness
  • presentations associated with the shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand, hip, knee, ankle and foot.

Chiropractors treat patients by:

  • recording their case details
  • conducting physical examinations
  • interpreting clinical or other diagnostic tests
  • developing a working diagnosis and management plan
  • adjusting, manipulating or mobilising joints and providing physical therapy to soft tissue structures
  • giving advice about general health matters such as exercise, posture, and nutrition
  • providing rehabilitation and advice for prevention of injury.

Chiropractors are usually employed in private practice as sole practitioners or in a group practice environment. Increasingly, chiropractors share offices with other healthcare practitioners in a multidisciplinary environment.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 70% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester
Year One of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 1 12 REHA2163 Bundoora Campus
Biology of the Cell 12 BIOL2272 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2375 City Campus
Chemistry for Health Sciences 12 CHEM1268 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences 12 BIOL2480 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 2 12 REHA2164 Bundoora Campus
Limb and Trunk Anatomy 12 BIOL2274 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2372 City Campus
Research in Health Science 12 OHTH2160 Bundoora Campus
Professionalism and Evidence-based Health Care 12 PUBH1410 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Two of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 3 12 REHA2165 Bundoora Campus
Head and Visceral Anatomy 12 BIOL2275 Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 1 - Body Systems 12 BIOL2043 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2371 City Campus
Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy 12 BIOL2506 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 4 Practical 12 REHA2198 Bundoora Campus
Neuroscience 12 BIOL1131 Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 2: Body Systems 12 BIOL2044 Bundoora Campus
BIOL2373 City Campus
Chiropractic 4 12 REHA2242 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Three of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 5 Practical 12 REHA2199 Bundoora Campus
Pharmacology and Toxicology 12 ONPS2060 Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Pathology 12 MEDS2118 Bundoora Campus
Medical Examination 1 12 MEDS2146 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic 6 Practical 12 REHA2200 Bundoora Campus
Advanced Pathology 12 MEDS2119 Bundoora Campus
Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics 12 ONPS2294 Bundoora Campus
Medical Examination 2 12 MEDS2147 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Four of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Introduction to Diagnostic Imaging 12 MEDS2144 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 1 12 REHA2204 Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine 12 MEDS2049 Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractors 1 12 REHA2206 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Advanced Diagnostic Imaging 12 MEDS2143 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic 7 12 REHA2207 Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis and Management for Chiropractors 2 12 REHA2208 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 2 12 REHA2212 Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Five of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 3 24 REHA2239 Bundoora Campus
Clinical Presentations across the Lifespan 12 MEDS2148 Bundoora Campus
Law and Ethics for Health Professionals 12 OHTH2163 Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Two (2) Courses:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Chiropractic Clinical Practice 4 24 REHA2240 Bundoora Campus
Chiropractic 8 12 REHA2211 Bundoora Campus

AND{Complete the following (1) Course:

Course Title Credit Points Course Code Campus
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence for STEM 12 COSC2960 City Campus

How To Apply

RMIT

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the RMIT which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

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Duration:Full-time 5 years

Location:Australia

Fees:AUD$37,440

intake: February

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