Online Course: Mastering the Multiple Choice Exam (Exam Prep for Physical Therapists)

 

UPCOMING COURSES

  • MARCH 6 - MARCH 31, 2017 (registration is now available)

 

PARTICIPANT COMMENT

I feel very happy to inform you that I have passed my PCE exam (theory) which I (completed in) Dec 2016 and also I wish to say that this is my first attempt.
 
I really want to thank-you and appreciate that the course was very useful for my preparation and during my exam. Your remarks and feedback after the model exam was also very much useful to strengthen the weak areas of my studies. I sincerely followed your suggestions like preparing graphs, flowchart, and sandwich bags for various concepts. It helped a lot to remember quickly everything during exam. While doing the exam your words helped me a lot in choosing the best answer.
 
Thank you for your valuable guidance and support. I have recommended the course to my friends too. I wish you to conduct the course in future which will be very beneficial for the students (preparing for the) exam.

- Sheeba Raja (IEPT)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This online course allows students to develop strategies for studying for and writing a Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) examination. This course is designed for Internationally or Canadian educated physical therapists who are preparing for writing MCQ exams, including the written (Qualifying) component of the Canadian Alliance National Physiotherapy Competency Exam. Prerequisite: none This is a non-credit course, and is offered only as professional development. 

The course includes several self-paced modules that are completed prior to a practice MCQ Physiotherapy Examination. All modules and the exam are completed online (no attendance required). Students will receive feedback on study plans and their performance in the practice exam. Note: This course does not provide a general review of physiotherapy practice. 

*Please note that courses are offered based on sufficient enrolment.

 

CLASS SCHEDULE

The course website will be open for four weeks after the course start date. The Mastering the MCQ Exam course is delivered using a distance format via eClass (The University of Alberta’s online learning platform). The course consists of six (6) learning modules and a practice MCQ physiotherapy exam.

All content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. The learning modules are self-paced.  Each student completes the modules on their own, prior to the practice exam which is scheduled near the end of each course. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection. 

Each module consists of online lectures and a self‐directed learning activity. Students are fully responsible for completing learning activities and to regularly check the course eClass website for updates or announcements.    

COURSE GOALS

By the end of this course the student will:
1.       Understand the basics of MCQs and MCQ exams.
2.       Establish a study schedule and exam plan for the National PCE Qualifying Exam. 
3.       Complete a practice PCE MCQ exam using the strategies covered in this course.

 

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

  • viewing pre-recorded online lectures
  • self-directed learning activities There are self-directed learning activities included in each module. In modules 3 (Preparing for Multiple Choice Exams) and 6 (Creating your Exam Plan), the learning activities should be submitted for feedback from the instructor. 
  • a practice PCE exam This exam is similar to the format of the PCE Written (Qualifying) Exam. It includes 100 MCQ to be completed in 2 hours. Students can start the exam anytime between 8:00 and 14:00 (Mountain time zone) near the end of each course. Once a student opens the exam, it will stay open for 2 hours. Leaving and returning to the exam will not be allowed.    
    During the week following the exam, students will receive a report about their exam performance. Exam review presentations will also be available.

 

LEARNING MODULES

 - Understanding Multiple Choice Questions & Exams (e.g. understanding MC questions/exams, question types, scenario questions)

 - Preparing for Multiple Choice Exams (e.g. How to study for PCE, When to study for PCE 2, Make your own PCE study schedule).

 - Taking Multiple Choice Exams (e.g. Taking MC exams, writing exams on computer, managing the exam, interpreting MC questions, what you need to know about PCE).

 - Self-Care & Exam Performance (e.g. Exam performance, how to manage exam anxiety, strategies).

 - Creating your Exam Plan (e.g. creating your exam plan, why plan for exam, how to create an exam plan, create your own plan for PCE).

 - Your Practice PCE (MCQ exam skills practice exam).

 

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

It is the student’s individual responsibility to ensure all technical requirements for online participation are met and functioning before the course starts. To participate in the online content, the student must have the following minimum requirements: 

- Access to a computer or mobile device with a highspeed internet connection 
- An internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Google Chrome). 
- It is strongly recommended you download the latest versions of Adobe Reader, Quicktime, Flash and Java. 

Please note that lectures are provided in an HTML5 format and so should be playable on most browsers and mobile devices without the need to install Flash.

 

HOW TO REGISTER

To register for the Mastering the Multiple Choice Exam course:

Step 1: Submit Payment for the Course

Step 2:  Once you submit payment you will be contacted via email with instructions on how to set up your course login

Step 3:  Once you complete the steps outlined in the login set up contact sdrefs@ualberta and request access to the course

*All  fees must be paid in full before participants are provided access to the course.

 

COST

$200.00 CND

 

CONTACT

For course inquiries please e-mail sdrefs@ualberta.ca

Shawn Drefs
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
University of Alberta
Corbett Hall, 3-48N
Edmonton, AB, CANADA
Phone: 780 492-1587
Fax: 780 492-1626

CLASS SCHEDULE

The course website will be open from October 23 to November 11 2016 (6 weeks)

The Mastering the MCQ Exam course is delivered using a distance format via eClass (The University of Alberta’s online learning platform). The course consists of six (6) learning modules and a practice MCQ physiotherapy exam.

 

All content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. The learning modules are self-paced.  Each student completes the modules on their own, prior to the practice exam which is scheduled for Friday November 4. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection. 

 

Each module consists of online lectures and a self‐directed learning activity. Students are fully responsible for completing learning activities and to regularly check the course eClass website for updates or announcements.    

 
COURSE GOALS

By the end of this course the student will:

1.       Understand the basics of MCQs and MCQ exams.

2.       Establish a study schedule and exam plan for the National PCE Qualifying Exam. 

3.       Complete a practice PCE MCQ exam using the strategies covered in this course.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Learning activities include:

 

  • viewing pre-recorded online lectures
  • self-directed learning activities There are self-directed learning activities included in each module. In modules 3 (Preparing for Multiple Choice Exams) and 6 (Creating your Exam Plan), the learning activities should be submitted for feedback from the instructor. 
  • a practice PCE exam This exam is similar to the format of the PCE Written (Qualifying) Exam. It includes 100 MCQ to be completed in 2 hours. Students can start the exam anytime between 8:00 and 14:00 (Mountain time zone) on Friday November 4, 2016. Once a student opens the exam, it will stay open for 2 hours. Leaving and returning to the exam will not be allowed.    

 

During the week following the exam, students will receive a report about their exam performance. Exam review presentations will also be available.

 
COURSE SCHEDULE

NOTE: The Practice Exam must be taken on Friday November 4 (alternate dates are not available).

 

Week

Dates

Content

1

Oct 3 - 9  2016

Complete Modules 1 & 2.

2

Oct 10 - 16, 2016

Complete Module 3. Submit PCE Study Schedule.

3

Oct 17 - 23, 2016

Complete Modules 4 & 5.

4

Oct 24 - 30, 2016

Complete Module 6. Submit PCE Exam Plan.

5

Friday Nov 4, 2016

Complete Practice PCE MCQ Exam.

6

Nov 9 - 11, 2016

Review exam report and presentations about exam questions.

 
HOW TO REGISTER

To register for the Mastering the Multiple Choice Exam course:

Step 1: Submit Payment for the Course

Step 2:  Once you submit payment you will be contacted via email with instructions on how to set up your course login

Step 3:  Once you complete the steps outlined in the login set up contact sdrefs@ualberta and request access to the course

*All  fees must be paid in full before participants are provided access to the course.


CLASS SCHEDULE

The course website will be open from October 23 to November 11 2016 (6 weeks)

The Mastering the MCQ Exam course is delivered using a distance format via eClass (The University of Alberta’s online learning platform). The course consists of six (6) learning modules and a practice MCQ physiotherapy exam.

 

All content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. The learning modules are self-paced.  Each student completes the modules on their own, prior to the practice exam which is scheduled for Friday November 4. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection. 

 

Each module consists of online lectures and a self‐directed learning activity. Students are fully responsible for completing learning activities and to regularly check the course eClass website for updates or announcements.    

 
COURSE GOALS

By the end of this course the student will:

1.       Understand the basics of MCQs and MCQ exams.

2.       Establish a study schedule and exam plan for the National PCE Qualifying Exam. 

3.       Complete a practice PCE MCQ exam using the strategies covered in this course.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Learning activities include:

 

  • viewing pre-recorded online lectures
  • self-directed learning activities There are self-directed learning activities included in each module. In modules 3 (Preparing for Multiple Choice Exams) and 6 (Creating your Exam Plan), the learning activities should be submitted for feedback from the instructor. 
  • a practice PCE exam This exam is similar to the format of the PCE Written (Qualifying) Exam. It includes 100 MCQ to be completed in 2 hours. Students can start the exam anytime between 8:00 and 14:00 (Mountain time zone) on Friday November 4, 2016. Once a student opens the exam, it will stay open for 2 hours. Leaving and returning to the exam will not be allowed.    

 

During the week following the exam, students will receive a report about their exam performance. Exam review presentations will also be available.

 
COURSE SCHEDULE

NOTE: The Practice Exam must be taken on Friday November 4 (alternate dates are not available).

 

Week

Dates

Content

1

Oct 3 - 9  2016

Complete Modules 1 & 2.

2

Oct 10 - 16, 2016

Complete Module 3. Submit PCE Study Schedule.

3

Oct 17 - 23, 2016

Complete Modules 4 & 5.

4

Oct 24 - 30, 2016

Complete Module 6. Submit PCE Exam Plan.

5

Friday Nov 4, 2016

Complete Practice PCE MCQ Exam.

6

Nov 9 - 11, 2016

Review exam report and presentations about exam questions.

 
HOW TO REGISTER

To register for the Mastering the Multiple Choice Exam course:

Step 1: Submit Payment for the Course

Step 2:  Once you submit payment you will be contacted via email with instructions on how to set up your course login

Step 3:  Once you complete the steps outlined in the login set up contact sdrefs@ualberta and request access to the course

*All  fees must be paid in full before participants are provided access to the course.


CLASS SCHEDULE

The course website will be open from October 23 to November 11 2016 (6 weeks)

The Mastering the MCQ Exam course is delivered using a distance format via eClass (The University of Alberta’s online learning platform). The course consists of six (6) learning modules and a practice MCQ physiotherapy exam.

 

All content is delivered asynchronously meaning there is no requirement to be online at a specific class date and time. The learning modules are self-paced.  Each student completes the modules on their own, prior to the practice exam which is scheduled for Friday November 4. Content is accessible twenty four (24) hours-a-day from any location with an internet connection. 

 

Each module consists of online lectures and a self‐directed learning activity. Students are fully responsible for completing learning activities and to regularly check the course eClass website for updates or announcements.    

 
COURSE GOALS

By the end of this course the student will:

1.       Understand the basics of MCQs and MCQ exams.

2.       Establish a study schedule and exam plan for the National PCE Qualifying Exam. 

3.       Complete a practice PCE MCQ exam using the strategies covered in this course.

LEARNING ACTIVITIES

Learning activities include:

 

  • viewing pre-recorded online lectures
  • self-directed learning activities There are self-directed learning activities included in each module. In modules 3 (Preparing for Multiple Choice Exams) and 6 (Creating your Exam Plan), the learning activities should be submitted for feedback from the instructor. 
  • a practice PCE exam This exam is similar to the format of the PCE Written (Qualifying) Exam. It includes 100 MCQ to be completed in 2 hours. Students can start the exam anytime between 8:00 and 14:00 (Mountain time zone) on Friday November 4, 2016. Once a student opens the exam, it will stay open for 2 hours. Leaving and returning to the exam will not be allowed.    

 

During the week following the exam, students will receive a report about their exam performance. Exam review presentations will also be available.

 
COURSE SCHEDULE

NOTE: The Practice Exam must be taken on Friday November 4 (alternate dates are not available).

 

Week

Dates

Content

1

Oct 3 - 9  2016

Complete Modules 1 & 2.

2

Oct 10 - 16, 2016

Complete Module 3. Submit PCE Study Schedule.

3

Oct 17 - 23, 2016

Complete Modules 4 & 5.

4

Oct 24 - 30, 2016

Complete Module 6. Submit PCE Exam Plan.

5

Friday Nov 4, 2016

Complete Practice PCE MCQ Exam.

6

Nov 9 - 11, 2016

Review exam report and presentations about exam questions.

 
HOW TO REGISTER

To register for the Mastering the Multiple Choice Exam course:

Step 1: Submit Payment for the Course

Step 2:  Once you submit payment you will be contacted via email with instructions on how to set up your course login

Step 3:  Once you complete the steps outlined in the login set up contact sdrefs@ualberta and request access to the course

*All  fees must be paid in full before participants are provided access to the course.