Practical Courses for Alberta's Post-Graduate Clinical Evaluation

Course Features

This Course Prepares You For

  • CPTA’s Post-Graduate Clinical Evaluation

Requirements

  • All students must have a computer with internet access, microphone, and webcam and be able to attend the live in-person sessions (if applicable).

Available Course Dates

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  • August 4 – Thursdays
    (Virtual)

    CAD$2,000.00
    3 Available Seats
    Instructor: Laura Tambosso

    Laura graduated from the University of Toronto with a Masters of Physiotherapy in 2015. Prior to completing her physiotherapy education, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at McMaster University in 2013. Laura has worked In various PT settings including medical acute care, inpatient rehab, and orthopedic and neurological private practice.

    Most recently Laura has spent time developing her clinical expertise in treating individual’s with neurological dysfunction including stroke, brain injury, Multiple Sclerosis, and Parkinson’s Disease, in addition to assessing and treating complex injury post motor vehicle accident within the community.

    She has developed a special interest and passion for treating those individuals with neurological impairments and has furthered her knowledge in this area of practice by taking Neurodevelopmental Theory (NDT) and Bobath courses.

    Laura is passionate about playing the role of an educator in the clinical environment. She finds great benefit in assisting patients to fully understand their conditions and treatment plans to further engage them in their own care.

     

    Suggested course for students attempting the October 2022 Alberta Alternative exam.

    Course sessions are virtual via Zoom.

    Aug 4, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 1
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Lower Extremity Pathologies - Subjective History Taking
    Aug 11, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 2
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Upper Extremity Pathologies - Special Tests
    Aug 18, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 3
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Spine Scans - Joint Mobilizations - Manual Muscle Testing
    Aug 25, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 4
    Cardiorespiratory Example OSCE Stations: Lung Pathologies - Breathing Clearance - Secretion Clearance - IPMA
    Sep 1, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 5
    Mobility Example OSCE Stations: Transfers - Mobilization with/without Lines - Gait Aids - Gait & Balance Assessment
    Sep 8, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 6
    Neurology Example OSCE Stations: Acquired Brain Injury - Spinal Cord Injury - Neurodegenerative Diseases - Tone Assessment
    Sep 15, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 7
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cranial Nerves - RA/OA - Spondyloarthritis - Osteoporosis - Pain
    Sep 22, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 8
    Cardiorespiratory & Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cardiovascular Conditions - Cardiac Assessment - Pregnancy - Pediatrics - Modalities
    Sep 29, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 9
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Infection Transmission - Metabolic Disorders - Amputees - Documentation - Ethics
    Oct 6, 2022
    12:00pm-3:00pm MST
    Session 10
    Mixed Example OSCE Stations: Variety of possible stations for review
  • August 14 – Sundays
    (Calgary)

    CAD$2,000.00
    0 Available Seats
    Instructor: Juliana Vipond and Josh Firsow

    Juliana has a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba.

    She has practiced in a variety of clinical areas including private practice, hip and knee pre/post operative clinics and subacute MSK units. She currently works in a short stay Regional Community Transition Program unit where she treats patients recovering from a variety of medical and subacute MSK conditions.

    She has a passion for teaching and helping others. Juliana focuses on creating an inclusive learning environment where students can build their confidence and refine their clinical reasoning skills. If you are lucky enough to be one of her students, know that Juliana is dedicated and motivated in helping you become the best exam candidate you can be!

    Josh completed his Master's of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta after completing his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree.

    Josh has a love of teaching that he incorporates into all aspects of his professional practice. Josh currently works in private practice physiotherapy at the University of Calgary. He previously worked as a University of Alberta MScPT anatomy lab teaching assistant.

    Josh enjoys supporting his students by addressing their individual academic challenges, helping to build their confidence and collaborating to assist students in achieving their goals. Josh focuses on providing clear feedback on clinical skills so his students feel empowered to improve and pass their licensing exams!

     

    Suggested course for students attempting the October 2022 Alberta Alternative exam.

    Course sessions are in-person and will be located at TBA Calgary location.

    There will be a scheduled 1/2 hour break between morning and afternoon sessions.

    Aug 21, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 1
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Lower Extremity Pathologies - Subjective History Taking
    Aug 21, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 2
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Upper Extremity Pathologies - Special Tests
    Aug 28, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 3
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Spine Scans - Joint Mobilizations - Manual Muscle Testing
    Aug 28, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 4
    Cardiorespiratory Example OSCE Stations: Lung Pathologies - Breathing Clearance - Secretion Clearance - IPMA
    Sep 11, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 5
    Mobility Example OSCE Stations: Transfers - Mobilization with/without Lines - Gait Aids - Gait & Balance Assessment
    Sep 11, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 6
    Neurology Example OSCE Stations: Acquired Brain Injury - Spinal Cord Injury - Neurodegenerative Diseases - Tone Assessment
    Sep 25, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 7
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cranial Nerves - RA/OA - Spondyloarthritis - Osteoporosis - Pain
    Sep 25, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 8
    Cardiorespiratory & Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cardiovascular Conditions - Cardiac Assessment - Pregnancy - Pediatrics - Modalities
    Oct 2, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 9
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Infection Transmission - Metabolic Disorders - Amputees - Documentation - Ethics
    Oct 2, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 10
    Mixed Example OSCE Stations: Variety of possible stations for review
  • August 21 – Sundays
    (Edmonton)

    CAD$2,000.00
    1 Available Seats
    Instructor: Mary Stang and Dean Tumibay

    Mary graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2014. She has been a practicing physiotherapist since March 2014 at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, in Edmonton, in spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and general neurology. When not at the Glenrose, Mary works with various sports teams, including, rugby, football, and hockey. She has extensive experience as an OSCE examiner, working closely with the University of Alberta’s physiotherapy graduate program and Bridging Program, and has been an examiner for the National Practical Exam.

    Mary is very passionate about helping to ensure that Canada has strong, capable, and respected physiotherapists. She mentors University of Alberta graduate students and Bridging Program students, and looks for every opportunity to teach and challenge future physiotherapists to find their passion, and develop into strong practitioners, who always strive to excel in their area and be lifelong learners.

    Dean has been a practicing physiotherapist since November 2014 at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and has acquired experience in the areas of geriatric inpatient, stroke and brain injury, orthopedic inpatients and spinal cord injury. Dean has worked extensively with the University of Alberta as both a standardized patient and examiner for their various school, and bridging program practical exams. From both the hands-on and academic experience Dean has gained, he has developed a passion for assisting students in passing the practical component of the Physiotherapy licensing exam, and has tutored students on a volunteer basis by running mock OSCEs and providing information on the national exam expectations.

    Dean is comfortable providing direct feedback, and believes in giving students the skills to engage in quality practice sessions both with an instructor and in their respective study groups.

     

    Suggested course for students attempting the October 2022 Alberta Alternative exam.

    Course sessions are in-person and will be located at #202, 728 – 91 Street SW, Edmonton, Alberta.

    There will be a scheduled 1/2 hour break between morning and afternoon sessions.

    Aug 21, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 1
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Lower Extremity Pathologies - Subjective History Taking
    Aug 21, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 2
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Upper Extremity Pathologies - Special Tests
    Aug 28, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 3
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Spine Scans - Joint Mobilizations - Manual Muscle Testing
    Aug 28, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 4
    Cardiorespiratory Example OSCE Stations: Lung Pathologies - Breathing Clearance - Secretion Clearance - IPMA
    Sep 11, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 5
    Mobility Example OSCE Stations: Transfers - Mobilization with/without Lines - Gait Aids - Gait & Balance Assessment
    Sep 11, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 6
    Neurology Example OSCE Stations: Acquired Brain Injury - Spinal Cord Injury - Neurodegenerative Diseases - Tone Assessment
    Sep 25, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 7
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cranial Nerves - RA/OA - Spondyloarthritis - Osteoporosis - Pain
    Sep 25, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 8
    Cardiorespiratory & Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cardiovascular Conditions - Cardiac Assessment - Pregnancy - Pediatrics - Modalities
    Oct 2, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 9
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Infection Transmission - Metabolic Disorders - Amputees - Documentation - Ethics
    Oct 2, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 10
    Mixed Example OSCE Stations: Variety of possible stations for review
  • December 11 – Sundays
    (Edmonton)

    CAD$2,000.00
    5 Available Seats
    Instructor: Mary Stang and Dean Tumibay

    Mary graduated from the University of Alberta with a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy in 2014. She has been a practicing physiotherapist since March 2014 at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital, in Edmonton, in spinal cord injury, stroke, brain injury, and general neurology. When not at the Glenrose, Mary works with various sports teams, including, rugby, football, and hockey. She has extensive experience as an OSCE examiner, working closely with the University of Alberta’s physiotherapy graduate program and Bridging Program, and has been an examiner for the National Practical Exam.

    Mary is very passionate about helping to ensure that Canada has strong, capable, and respected physiotherapists. She mentors University of Alberta graduate students and Bridging Program students, and looks for every opportunity to teach and challenge future physiotherapists to find their passion, and develop into strong practitioners, who always strive to excel in their area and be lifelong learners.

    Dean has been a practicing physiotherapist since November 2014 at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital and has acquired experience in the areas of geriatric inpatient, stroke and brain injury, orthopedic inpatients and spinal cord injury. Dean has worked extensively with the University of Alberta as both a standardized patient and examiner for their various school, and bridging program practical exams. From both the hands-on and academic experience Dean has gained, he has developed a passion for assisting students in passing the practical component of the Physiotherapy licensing exam, and has tutored students on a volunteer basis by running mock OSCEs and providing information on the national exam expectations.

    Dean is comfortable providing direct feedback, and believes in giving students the skills to engage in quality practice sessions both with an instructor and in their respective study groups.

     

    Suggested course for students attempting the February 2023 Alberta Alternative exam.

    Course sessions are in-person and will be located at #202, 728 – 91 Street SW, Edmonton, Alberta.

    There will be a scheduled 1/2 hour break between morning and afternoon sessions.

    Dec 11, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 1
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Lower Extremity Pathologies - Subjective History Taking
    Dec 11, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 2
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Upper Extremity Pathologies - Special Tests
    Dec 18, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 3
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Spine Scans - Joint Mobilizations - Manual Muscle Testing
    Dec 18, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 4
    Cardiorespiratory Example OSCE Stations: Lung Pathologies - Breathing Clearance - Secretion Clearance - IPMA
    Jan 8, 2023
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 5
    Mobility Example OSCE Stations: Transfers - Mobilization with/without Lines - Gait Aids - Gait & Balance Assessment
    Jan 8, 2023
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 6
    Neurology Example OSCE Stations: Acquired Brain Injury - Spinal Cord Injury - Neurodegenerative Diseases - Tone Assessment
    Jan 15, 2023
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 7
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cranial Nerves - RA/OA - Spondyloarthritis - Osteoporosis - Pain
    Jan 15, 2023
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 8
    Cardiorespiratory & Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cardiovascular Conditions - Cardiac Assessment - Pregnancy - Pediatrics - Modalities
    Feb 5, 2023
    9:00am-12:00pm MST
    Session 9
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Infection Transmission - Metabolic Disorders - Amputees - Documentation - Ethics
    Feb 5, 2023
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 10
    Mixed Example OSCE Stations: Variety of possible stations for review
  • January 15 – Sundays
    (Calgary)

    CAD$2,000.00
    0 Available Seats
    Instructor: Juliana Vipond and Josh Firsow

    Juliana has a Masters of Science in Physical Therapy from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Manitoba.

    She has practiced in a variety of clinical areas including private practice, hip and knee pre/post operative clinics and subacute MSK units. She currently works in a short stay Regional Community Transition Program unit where she treats patients recovering from a variety of medical and subacute MSK conditions.

    She has a passion for teaching and helping others. Juliana focuses on creating an inclusive learning environment where students can build their confidence and refine their clinical reasoning skills. If you are lucky enough to be one of her students, know that Juliana is dedicated and motivated in helping you become the best exam candidate you can be!

    Josh completed his Master's of Science in Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta after completing his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree.

    Josh has a love of teaching that he incorporates into all aspects of his professional practice. Josh currently works in private practice physiotherapy at the University of Calgary. He previously worked as a University of Alberta MScPT anatomy lab teaching assistant.

    Josh enjoys supporting his students by addressing their individual academic challenges, helping to build their confidence and collaborating to assist students in achieving their goals. Josh focuses on providing clear feedback on clinical skills so his students feel empowered to improve and pass their licensing exams!

     

    Suggested course for students attempting the February 2023 Alberta Alternative exam.

    Course sessions are in-person and will be located at TBA Calgary location.

    There will be a scheduled 1/2 hour break between morning and afternoon sessions.

    Aug 21, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 1
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Lower Extremity Pathologies - Subjective History Taking
    Aug 21, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 2
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Upper Extremity Pathologies - Special Tests
    Aug 28, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 3
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Spine Scans - Joint Mobilizations - Manual Muscle Testing
    Aug 28, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 4
    Cardiorespiratory Example OSCE Stations: Lung Pathologies - Breathing Clearance - Secretion Clearance - IPMA
    Sep 11, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 5
    Mobility Example OSCE Stations: Transfers - Mobilization with/without Lines - Gait Aids - Gait & Balance Assessment
    Sep 11, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 6
    Neurology Example OSCE Stations: Acquired Brain Injury - Spinal Cord Injury - Neurodegenerative Diseases - Tone Assessment
    Sep 25, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 7
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cranial Nerves - RA/OA - Spondyloarthritis - Osteoporosis - Pain
    Sep 25, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 8
    Cardiorespiratory & Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cardiovascular Conditions - Cardiac Assessment - Pregnancy - Pediatrics - Modalities
    Oct 2, 2022
    10:00am-1:00pm MST
    Session 9
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Infection Transmission - Metabolic Disorders - Amputees - Documentation - Ethics
    Oct 2, 2022
    1:30pm-4:30pm MST
    Session 10
    Mixed Example OSCE Stations: Variety of possible stations for review
  • December 11 – Saturdays & Sundays
    (Calgary)

    CAD$2,000.00
    6 Available Seats
    Instructor: Alysia McKillop

    Alysia completed her Master of Science in Physical Therapy in 2018 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton. Prior to this she obtained a Bachelor of Science with a major in Health Science at Mount Royal University in Calgary. From the time of graduation Alysia has worked at the Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital where she gained experience working with complex pediatric patients. Alysia will now be making the move back to Calgary where she hopes to continue working with the pediatric population, while also pursuing her other passion in Women’s Health.

    Alysia has always had a natural desire to teach and coach. She believes in lifelong learning and is always looking for ways to continually grow as a clinician. Through teaching Alysia hopes to not only support her students on their journey to success, but to also continually learn from them.

    One of the things Alysia enjoys most about teaching is finding new and unique ways to present material to students - making sure content is accessible and understood by everyone. She recognizes not everyone learns the same way and she strives to be adaptable and flexible to meet her student’s needs.

     

    Suggested course for students attempting the February 2023 Alberta Alternative exam.

    Course sessions are in-person and will be located at TBA Calgary location.

    There will be a scheduled 1/2 hour break between morning and afternoon sessions.

    Dec 11, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pmMST
    Session 1
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Lower Extremity Pathologies - Subjective History Taking
    Dec 11, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 2
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Upper Extremity Pathologies - Special Tests
    Dec 18, 2022
    9:00am-12:00pmMST
    Session 3
    MSK Example OSCE Stations: Spine Scans - Joint Mobilizations - Manual Muscle Testing
    Dec 18, 2022
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 4
    Cardiorespiratory Example OSCE Stations: Lung Pathologies - Breathing Clearance - Secretion Clearance - IPMA
    Jan 8, 2023
    9:00am-12:00pmMST
    Session 5
    Mobility Example OSCE Stations: Transfers - Mobilization with/without Lines - Gait Aids - Gait & Balance Assessment
    Jan 8, 2023
    12:30pm-3:30pm MST
    Session 6
    Neurology Example OSCE Stations: Acquired Brain Injury - Spinal Cord Injury - Neurodegenerative Diseases - Tone Assessment
    Jan 14, 2023
    3:00pm-6:00pmMST
    Session 7
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cranial Nerves - RA/OA - Spondyloarthritis - Osteoporosis - Pain
    Jan 14, 2023
    6:30pm-9:30pm MST
    Session 8
    Cardiorespiratory & Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Cardiovascular Conditions - Cardiac Assessment - Pregnancy - Pediatrics - Modalities
    Feb 4, 2023
    3:00pm-6:00pmMST
    Session 9
    Multisystem Example OSCE Stations: Infection Transmission - Metabolic Disorders - Amputees - Documentation - Ethics
    Feb 4, 2023
    6:30pm-9:30pm MST
    Session 10
    Mixed Example OSCE Stations: Variety of possible stations for review