After assessment of the Macquarie Department of Chiropractic, and many consultations with key stakeholder groups and interested parties, the university has approved a proposal for the continuation and development of teaching and research in the department.
The proposal outlined potential for greater and more rigorous research into the field, and highlighted the impact that such research could have on chiropractic around the world. In Australia, the chiropractic and osteopathic services market is valued at almost $1 billion annually. By applying evidence-based research practices to the study and curricular development of this field, the department can ensure that Australians experience the best possible care at the hands of highly qualified graduates using the most up-to-date and scientifically sound chiropractic research.
The Macquarie Department of Chiropractic will develop a strong statement of commitment to evidence-based practice that all members of the department and casual staff will be expected to adhere to and actively promote. The statement will build on a similar document published by a number of departments internationally—including in the UK, Switzerland, Denmark, and South Africa—to which the department is already a signatory.
The department has always been distinctive and authoritative in its discipline. With a renewed commitment to academic excellence and investigative rigour, it will inform chiropractic practice nationally and lead professional bodies toward a completely evidence-based approach in the future.
Master of Chiropractic at Macquarie UniversityThe Master of Chiropractic is a rigorous two-year program that further develops the concepts and techniques introduced in the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. In conjunction with coursework, students are required to participate in a year-long internship working within one of Macquarie’s chiropractic clinics.
Program: Master of Chiropractic
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 – 3 years (dependent upon candidate’s background)
Application deadline: Rolling admissions. Applications close when the program is filled. The sooner you apply the better.
Eligible applicants will have completed at least a three-year undergraduate degree in health or medical science, including the completion of
- substantial studies in human anatomy (including musculoskeletal, visceral and neuroanatomy); and
- substantial studies in human physiology.
Students without a strong background in human systems may want to consider the pathway program, Bachelor of Chiropractic Science. Combined with the Master of Chiropractic, this will qualify students to practice as a chiropractor in Australia or Canada. The total duration for the Bachelor of Chiropractic Science and Master of Chiropractic is 5 years and includes an internship.