Physical Therapy

Exam Skills Preparation Workshops (ESP)

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Workshop Dates:

Session Dates Deadline to Register
MCQ Workshop January 13,15,20*
*This MCQ workshop will be held in 3 parts over three evenings
(2.5 hour sessions x3). You should be in attendance for all three sessions Click here for more information 
January 9, 2015
MCQ Workshop Saturday March 7, 2015 March 5, 2015
MCQ Workshop Saturday June 13, 2015 June 11, 2015
MCQ Workshop Sunday November 1, 2015 October 29, 2015
OSCE Workshop Saturday April 25, 2015 Registration will close when course is full
OSCE Workshop Sunday May 3, 2015 Registration will close when course is full

Please Note:

  • ESP Workshops will be delivered on the above dates only if minimum enrollment numbers are met.  Applicants will be notified by email seven days before the date of the workshop.
  • If the course reaches the maximum number of participants before the deadline, registration will close.

 

Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Exam Skills Preparation Workshop

The Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Exam Skills Preparation Workshop is a skill development workshop for managing a competency-based multiple choice examination which is valuable for internationally educated physical therapists who are preparing for the written component of the physiotherapy qualifying exam.

The workshop will NOT provide “bridging” or “upgrading” content for physical therapy practice in Canada.

Workshop Purpose

  1. To develop skills and strategies for writing the competence based MCQ examination.
  2. To practice applying exam writing strategies with more than 100 MCQ questions in timed test periods.
  3. To strategically reason through MCQ exam answers and identify study gaps and exam mistakes.
  4. To review technical errors candidates must avoid in taking the MCQ exam.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the one day workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Understand competence based assessment, the structure of the MCQ and how they are used.
  2. Discuss exam taking strategies, including the three step approach to MCQ exam.
  3. Discuss study strategies for the MCQ exam.
  4. Discuss general exam preparation strategies.
  5. Apply recommended strategies for taking the PCE MCQ exam.
  6. Understand technical errors to be avoided when taking an MCQ exam.

For a detailed description of the January 13, 15, 20 2015 workshop click here

Fees

MCQ ESP registration fee: $150

Refreshments are provided. Bring or purchase your own lunch.


 

Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Exam Skills Preparation Workshop

This is a skill development workshop for managing an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) which is valuable for internationally educated physical therapists that have passed the Written Component of the qualifying exam and are preparing for the Clinical Component.

The workshop will NOT provide “bridging” or “upgrading” content for physical therapy practice in Canada.

>Workshop Purpose

  1. Discuss strategies & skills for managing an OSCE
  2. Use the strategies & skills in typical exam conditions in 6 practice OSCE stations

The OSCE practice stations are selected from The Alliance Orientation Resources for Physical therapy Competency Examinations. Familiar stations are used to allow the learner to be more relaxed and truly focus on developing skills to manage the OSCE process.

Examiners mark individual performance in the practice stations to further demonstrate the strategies & skills appropriate to challenging a competence based OSCE exam.

Examiners provide comments to acknowledge good practice and review the technical errors candidates must avoid after both the morning and afternoon practice stations.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the one day OSCE Workshop the IEPT learner will be able to:

  1. Outline the intended purpose of the registration exam
  2. Describe essential elements of an OSCE
  3. Discuss the rationale for assessing competency using an OSCE exam
  4. Discuss strategies for preparing for competence-based OSCE exam
  5. Discuss strategies for managing an OSCE
  6. Apply recommended strategies in challenging a competence based OSCE exam
  7. Review errors to be avoided during OSCE

Fees

OSCE ESP workshop Registration: $400


 

Registration Instructions

There are two steps to register for the workshops:

  1. Complete the registration form and proceed to the online payment form.
  2. When you receive your confirmation email complete the Participant Profile survey.

For assistance please email iept@utoronto.ca or call 416-946-8560.

Register MCQ Exam Skills Workshop  (currently registering for January evening workshop OR March 7, 2014 workshop)

Register OSCE Exam Skills Workshop (Now accepting registrations for Spring 2015)


 

Workshop Prerequisites

Before attending the workshop learners will be emailed prerequisite reading material and a schedule of the day’s activities.

This information:

  • provides an overview of exam context and use in Canada;
  • reviews competency assessment and methods; and
  • highlights the difference in purpose and context between examinations used within educational programs and those used for professional registration.

Participants should review the Exam Blueprint for the Physical therapy Exam prior to attending the workshop.

 

Workshop Details

Instructors

Alison Bonnyman BScPT, MScRS
Lecturer and Academic Program Coordinator, OIEPB Program

Sylvia Daniel BScPT, MScPT                                                                                                                                                                                     Workplace Integration Coordinator, OIEPB Program

Time

Both workshops begin at 9am and run until approximately 4:30pm.  Please be at the workshop between 8:15 – 8:45 for registration.

* January MCQ workshop will run over 3 evenings (3 x 2.5 hour workshops)

Location

Department of Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Sciences Building
University of Toronto
500 University Avenue, Toronto

Directions

By Subway: At the St. Patrick’s subway station on the University Subway line exit on the North WEST side at the University Ave. Walk north on University Avenue to the Rehabilitation Science Building at 500 University Avenue.

Driving: Parking is available in the parking garage behind 500 University Avenue on Simcoe Street. Simcoe Street is one block west of University Avenue and is a one- way street going north. To access the Parking Garage turn north off Dundas Street onto Simcoe Street – the Parking Garage will be on your left.

GO Train: Walk or take the subway from Union Station to University and Dundas Street West and walk north on University Avenue to the Rehabilitation Science Building at 500 University Avenue

Cancellation Policy

If there is insufficient registration the workshop will be cancelled and refunds given. If there is sufficient registration no refunds will be given to those who fail to attend.