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The establishment of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia in Queensland (1996-2002)

Walker, B.F. (2005) The establishment of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia in Queensland (1996-2002). Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 13 (1). pp. 3-8.

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Abstract

Introduction
For chiropractors and osteopaths after graduation, the learning process continues by way of experience and continuing education (CE). The provision of CE and other vocational services in Queensland between 1996 and 2002 is the subject of this paper.

Methods
The Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA) implemented a plan, which involved continuing education, with speakers from a broad variety of health provider areas; and the introduction of the concepts of evidence-based practice. The plan also involved building membership.

Results
Membership of COCA in Queensland grew from 3 in June 1996 to 167 in 2002. There were a total of 25 COCA symposia in the same period. Evidence-based health care was introduced and attendees were generally satisfied with the conferences.

Discussion
The development of a vocational body (COCA) for chiropractors and osteopaths in Queensland was achieved. Registrants in the field have supported an organisation that concentrates on the vocational aspects of their practice.

Keywords: Chiropractic, osteopathy, continuing education, vocational education, evidence-based practice, Queensland

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Biomed Central
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/11516
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