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AUSTRALIAN CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19
In response to Covid-19, the Australian Chiropractic College will be suspending face to face classes for the remainder of the academic year.
Currently enrolled students will undertake a combination of minimal online delivery in 2020 and a more intensive streamlined program from 2021 to ensure course quality is maintained and students are not disadvantaged by the interruption to class delivery.
The decision to temporarily suspend on campus teaching operations for the remainder of 2020 was made by the ACC Board of Directors on Monday 30 March 2020. New students commencing the program in 2021 will not be affected.
“Like organisations all over the world, ACC is not immune to the impacts of Covid-19,” said Dr Patrick Sim, President of the Australian Chiropractic College.
“Chiropractic is very much a ‘hands-on’ profession and the fact that our curriculum is unique in its integration of hands-on technique studies with the core curriculum, Covid-19 and associated safeguards have really impacted our ability to deliver the kind of experience we want for our students.”
“The ACC program is unique in Australia,” said Professor Sharyn Eaton, ACC’s Academic Dean. “The program is being delivered using an approach emphasising practical skills and academic rigour. It’s designed to blend and integrate basic sciences (in particular the neurosciences), the pre-clinical and clinical subjects with the traditional concepts of chiropractic philosophy using a vitalistic mode of delivery. The body functions as an integrated system and we mirror this in our curriculum”.
Plans are now in place to deliver those specific parts of the curriculum that can be delivered remotely for ACC’s 2020 student cohort. Expert instructors in Immunology and Pathology from New Zealand, the United States and Australia will teach ACC students via online platforms, allowing them to progress their studies to minimise impact on their projected completion date in 2023.
In addition to this, ACC will provide regular online engagement sessions for its students by leveraging on its world-wide network of chiropractors and on one of its chief supporters, the Rubicon Group.
“Our priority right now is our commitment to our students – current and future,” said Dr Sim. “We are only in the business of providing the best study experience possible, in a safe environment. In these unprecedented circumstances, we are refocusing our methods to support and prepare continuing and commencing students for 2021.”
The College is in contact with all students who have applied, or have expressed interest in, studying with ACC in 2021. The 2021 cohort will be supported via webinar and study sessions coordinated by ACC.
1. Dr Patrick Sim B. Sc, M.Chiro, Grad ACP, is founding President of the Australian Chiropractic College.
2. Professor Sharyn Eaton OAM, Ph.D, D.C, is inaugural Academic Dean, Australian Chiropractic College
And we’re on – Day One, Year One
History was made on Tuesday 28 January when our first students entered the ACC campus in Currie Street, Adelaide, for their first lecture. This first batch of committed future chiropractors hails from all over Australia and NZ.
We all – staff, friends, families and supporters – wish them all the very best for a productive and inspirational experience at the College.
We’ve been all around Australia and NZ in 2019, speaking to prospective students and families.
Keep an eye on this website for our 2020 Road Show dates and locations. We’d love to see you!
Concordia Summit Adelaide – Saturday 14 March 2020
Save the date to attend ACC’s inaugural chiropractic summit. Speakers and program available soon. Contact us for details.
Australian Chiropractic College Open Day
The Australian Chiropractic College opened its doors to the public for the first time on Sunday 24 November. Goodie bags, guided tours, chiropractic demonstrations and information sessions ran throughout the day and attracted lots of interest from prospective students and supporters.
ACC would like to thank all the dedicated volunteers and staff who joined in for the day – it was a terrific testament to the commitment of our amazing team of supporters, staff and enrolled students.
Memorial: Dr Dave Russell
Blessed with the natural gifts of extreme intellect and a wicked sense of humour, Dave Russell also had a tenacious devotion to chiropractic. How he coalesced these three wonderful attributes was his gift to us. He shared this gift through his teaching at the NZCC for many years, and more recently in the role of soon-to-be President of the new Scotland Chiropractic College.
Dave was a personal support of mine too, often calling up just to check in to see how things were going. He’d often link me into an interesting article online, and also enjoyed ACC’s milestones by sending a gift through the post, always signed with a little personal note. Dave was a good bloke to be around. I will miss that.
Through his efforts in Scotland, Dave was also one of very few people who understood what it was like to go through the process of establishing a chiropractic college. He understood the highs and lows of navigating the higher education landscape, and how exhausting and unrelenting it can be. I will miss that, too.
Dave was almost a permanent fixture when it came to chiropractic events, both in Australia and abroad. In fact, this was really the only time we would catch up face to face. He would often present on stage his latest paper or review the latest chiropractic research, in a very serious “scientist” way. But afterwards, Dave knew how to truly enjoy time with his friends and colleagues. He was a great storyteller with an infectious laugh, and I will miss him.
The world stopped when word of Dave’s passing arrived. It was one of those moments when all thoughts leave you and you have to wait a moment to work out what is going on. And then you have to make sense of the news itself. For that I am still waiting. Mostly, though, I feel for his family. Over this last week I have spent as much time thinking of them as I have of Dave. May they be in all our thoughts for some time to come.
Dave, rest buddy.
Dr Patrick Sim
AUSTRALIAN CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE SIGNS MOU WITH COLLEGE FOR CHIROPRACTIC PAEDIATRICS
The Australian Chiropractic College is pleased to announce a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding signed this week with the College of Chiropractic Paediatrics (CCP). Read the complete statement here.
ACC’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19 (3 April 2020)
ACC is implementing measures for study and business continuity through current COVID-19 restrictions. Read the complete statement here.
ACC BENCHMARKING MOU SIGNED WITH IKON INSTITUTE (23 January 2020)
The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ikon Institute of Australia (Ikon) as the two organisations agree to work collaboratively on strategically beneficial benchmarking projects and ongoing bi-annual benchmarking exchanges. Read the full story.
CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY PATHWAY PROGRAM TO ACC (20 December 2019)
The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) has negotiated an entry pathway to its Bachelor of Chiropractic, in conjunction with Charles Darwin University (CDU). Read the full story.
ACC STUDENT WINS CHIROPRACTIC LEADER INTERNSHIP FOR 2020 (16 December 2019)
The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) has awarded its first academic internship to 24-year-old, first-year student, Beth Scutt from Canberra. Read the full story.
ACC APPOINTS ACCLAIMED ACADEMIC DEAN (7 November 2019)
The Australian Chiropractic College (ACC) has announced Professor Sharyn Eaton will take up the position as its inaugural Academic Dean when the College opens in January 2020. Read the full story.
NEW ‘AUSTRALIAN CHIROPRACTIC COLLEGE’ LAUNCHING IN ADELAIDE (15 October 2019)
A determination to educate better ‘job ready’ chiropractors is the inspiration behind the establishment of South Australia’s first tertiary education provider to offer a Bachelor of Chiropractic degree. Read the full story