Qualification profile

After completing the programme a Bachelor of Clinical Biomechanics should be able to:

Knowledge

(a) The scope of knowledge

  • Specify and analyse the structure of the body
  • Demonstrate knowledge of health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of normal musculoskeletal functioning

(b) Understanding and reflection

  • Specify and analyse the functioning of the body
  • Analyse the genetic, molecular, cellular and physiological processes which regulate and maintain the body's normal functions
  • Analyse the biological variations and processes which characterize life cycles and gender
  • Analyse what the external factors are that can affect the human body and the body’s responses to these
  • Analyse human behaviour and reaction patterns stemming from biological, psychological, social, cultural and ethnic factors
  • Analyse altered structure and function of the body and its main organ systems by various diseases and conditions
  • Demonstrate scientific curiosity and a critical reflectivity to knowledge and assumptions

Skills

(a) Type of skills

  • Demonstrate clinical skills by recording of the medical history, a physical examination and the formulation of a recovery plan
  • Demonstrate the basic psychomotor skills necessary for exercising the chiropractic profession
  • Perform a thorough examination of the spine
  • Perform basic manual/chiropractic treatment

(b) Assessment and decision

  • Interpret scientific literature, ask questions and make conclusions based on findings
  • Demonstrate basic diagnostic skills in relation to disorders of the spine
  • Apply scientific method to analyse, interpret and evaluate the methods and principles forming the basis of diagnosis, treatment and interventions

(c) Dissemination

  • Use medical information technology to research and disseminate the knowledge
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate appropriately with colleagues, patients and relatives

Competencies

(a) The Treatment Room

  • Identify and analyse ethical issues

(b) Cooperation and responsibility

  • Demonstrate appropriate behaviour in dealing with patients and when collaborating with colleagues and other groups of staff

(c) Learning

  • Demonstrate the ability to self-formulate learning objectives and further development of competencies

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