Chiropractic laboratories at Macquarie University

Chiropractic is one of the largest primary health professions today. Chiropractors recognise the importance of body structures and how they affect our health. They use a range of diagnostic tools including patient interviews, physical examination and X-rays. Using spinal adjustments, manipulation and other physical means, chiropractors aim to improve neuromusculoskeletal function and reduce associated pain.

In 1990, Macquarie University became the first university to formally conduct professional chiropractic education when a Centre for Chiropractic was established within the School of Biological Sciences.

The Macquarie Department of Chiropractic has a commitment to excellence in teaching and research, as well as service to the profession and the community. All members of academic staff are expected to make a contribution to the diverse functions within the department and university. Teaching, administration, community service, clinical supervision and research are fundamental to the department.

Chiropractic Laboratories
The Department of Chiropractic now has state-of-the-art facilities to enable teaching of manual therapy and patient assessment. Purpose built rooms for radiology, orthopaedics, rehabilitation and case management complete the space.

Enhancement to the audiovisual equipment has been made to allow for the recording and presentation of chiropractic and other procedures for presentation during practical class. Remote video playback by students is possible enhancing the learning process. Multiple camera angles and mixed media presentations are used.

Tutorial rooms are large enough to comfortably accommodate the increasing demand for enrolment in the chiropractic program. The ecologically friendly design maximizes use of natural light and minimises energy wastage by use of computer-controlled air conditioning and lighting.

Anatomy Teaching
The department runs introductory anatomy and histology units at Macquarie. They utilise the wet lab facilities at the Macquarie University School of Advanced Medicine where second- and third-year students do further study in anatomy in wet labs with cadavers.

Bachelor of Chiropractic

Program: Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 3 years

Master of Chiropractic

Program: Master of Chiropractic
Location: North Ryde, Sydney, New South Wales
Semester intake: February
Duration: 2 – 3 years (dependent upon candidate’s background)


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