Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chiropractic Science + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic (BClinChiro)

Murdoch University

Program Description

Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chiropractic Science + Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic (BClinChiro)

Murdoch University

This is the only fully accredited chiropractic course in WA. You’ll learn to become a healthcare professional with the skills to diagnose, treat and prevent pain and disability of the spine and musculoskeletal system. In Chiropractic Science, you’ll learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of various disorders including joint and muscle abnormalities and related pain syndromes.

This course has a well-rounded scientific base combined with the clinical skills required, so you graduate ready to work. You’ll gain hands-on experience in your final years by working with real patients in our state-of-the-art chiropractic and rehabilitation clinic. If you’d like to run your own practice in the future, the course includes a Professional Practice Management unit to help you develop life-long business skills, including how to run a budget, manage inventory and finance. This course is a double Bachelor’s degree.

First, you will complete a Bachelor of Science, preparing you in the human biological sciences and introductory chiropractic units, over three years. You then progress to the second degree, the Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic, which takes two more years. You need to complete both degrees to be eligible for registration and clinical practice.

Part-time enrolment is available. With a degree accredited by the Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA), you will be eligible for registration in Australia, New Zealand and many other parts of the world.

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units, you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

Part I - 24 credit points

Year 1 - 24 credit points

Transition Unit - 3 credit points

  • BSC100 Building Blocks for Science Students - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Breadth Unit for Degree - 3 credit points

  • BSC150 What is Science? - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Core Units - 18 credit points

  • CHI109 Introduction to Chiropractic - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
  • CHI168 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Human Anatomy - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-external
  • BMS107 Foundations of Vertebrate Form and Function - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • BIO152 Cell Biology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • CHI108 Human Anatomy I - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • CHE140 Fundamentals of Chemistry - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external

Part II - 96 credit points

University-Wide Breadth Unit - 3 credit points Unit List

Select from the prescribed list of University-Wide Breadth Units. A unit cannot be used to satisfy both this Breadth Unit requirement and the requirements of a major or minor. If taken at 100 level the unit(s) will be attributed to Part I. Note that no more than 30 credit points in Part I may be credited towards course completion requirements.

Year 2 - 21 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

  • BSC206 Introduction to Research Methodology and Evidence-Based Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

Core Units - 18 credit points

  • CHI255 Human Anatomy II - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal
  • BMS206 Biomedical Physiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal
  • CHI205 Immunology, Genetics, and Microbiology - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal
  • BIO247 Biochemistry - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • CHI234 Human Anatomy III - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • CHI293 Physical Examination - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal (quota of 90 places)

Year 3 - 24 credit points

Research Skills Unit - 3 credit points

  • BSC306 Research and Evidence-Based Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

Core Units - 21 credit points

  • CHI391 Processes in Human Disease - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal
  • CHI354 Chiropractic Skills - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal
  • CHI335 Diagnosis I - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal
  • CHI336 Diagnosis II - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • CHI337 Diagnosis III - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • CHI338 Technique I - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal
  • CHI339 Technique II - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

Year 4 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

  • CHI440 Clinical Radiology - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI456 Differential Diagnosis - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI459 Pharmacology and Applied Nutrition - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI484 Pre-clinical Practicum - 6 points
    MURDOCH: Y1-internal
  • CHI457 Clinical Biomechanics - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI448 Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy I - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI441 Radiography: Principles and Positioning - 3 points
    Not available this year

Year 5 - 24 credit points

Core Units - 24 credit points

  • CHI449 Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy II - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI466 Mental Health Issues in Chiropractic Care and Pharmacology - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI499 Clinical Practicum - 12 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI467 Ethics, Jurisprudence and Professional Practice Management - 3 points
    Not available this year
  • CHI458 Public Health - 3 points
    Not available this year

Additional Academic Progress Requirements

Students who fail more than two core units per level (100, 200, 300, 400, 500), as well as students who fail a core unit a second time, will be excluded from the course for a period of no less than one teaching period following the teaching period in which the unit was failed, after a mandatory interview process with the Academic Chair. They may apply for readmission to the course after this time.

English entry requirements

All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 5, 2017
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Feb. 28, 2018
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5 years
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Australia - Perth, Western Australia
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