Macquarie University to begin discussions on chiropractic transfer
Macquarie University will begin discussions with other interested external education providers about the possible transfer of its chiropractic programs by 2015, it announced today.
The decision to proceed with the transfer proposal follows a month-long period of consultation with chiropractic staff and their union representatives which concluded on May 24.
Executive Dean of Science Professor Clive Baldock said the University had carefully considered all of the feedback from staff and unions, students, alumni and others, and had decided to proceed.
"We have given an assurance to all our currently-enrolled chiropractic students that they will have the opportunity to graduate with an accredited Macquarie University degree at Masters-level that will enable them to go on to practice as chiropractors," he said.
"Over the next 2-3 months we'll be working to ensure the continuation beyond 2015 of the high quality program that we have developed. We believe this is the only responsible thing to do given our strategic decision to focus on other areas of science."
Professor Baldock said the University would gather and consider expressions of interest, in a robust but commercially-sensitive manner that the University expected to be complete by end September.