Professional Development

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Continuing Professional Education (CPE) office offers a range of professional education programs for working clinicians such non-credit online courses and learning modules, full-day workshops, and 100% online graduate level certificate programs.

 Diagnostic Imaging for MSK Disorders in Primary Care

*NEW Online Course Fall 2021 - This non-credit course focuses on the safe and appropriate usage of diagnostic imaging for the management of common musculoskeletal conditions seen in primary care settings.  More specifically, this course will provide the knowledge and clinical decision making skills required to effectively utilize conventional radiography, CT Scan, MRI and Diagnostic ultrasound. Emphasis is placed on using clinical practice guidelines to make appropriate, timely and judicious referrals for diagnostic imaging and how to use the Radiologist’s report to make appropriate patient care decisions. This course does not focus on the interpretation and reading of images.

Lymphedema and Chronic Edema Management: A Course for Healthcare Professionals 

*NEW Online Course - Fall 2021. This series of educational modules presents an in-depth, expert-facilitated overview of key topics in lymphedema and chronic edema management, across practice settings from pediatrics to elder care. Four modules present topics of clinical relevance, including the following: differential diagnosis and complex measurements in lymphedema, lymphedema across the lifespan, with consideration of quality of life and patient-centred care, research and advanced treatment approaches, and application through case scenarios.  

Upcoming Events


The University of Alberta is excited to be offering OSCE workshops in 2021. The OSCE workshops will follow what is happening for the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) PCE Clinical Exam.

Our instructors have clinical content expertise as well as expertise in teaching, examining, and offering virtual OSCEs. With many years of IEPT educational programming provided by our faculty we are very knowledgeable about the learning needs of IEPTs. 

Check back for new OSCE dates in late summer/early fall 2021.

*note that you must be eligible to participate in the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) to participate in an OSCE workshop.

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