We are happy to announce the dates for our PCE Prep Course for the June 2017 PCE: Clinical Component. We have updated the course for 2017 and expanded it to 5 weeks to include more material, more practice time, and more mock questions!

This course is designed to tackle all concerns students have while preparing for the PCE. Our 5 week program is designed to prepare both Canadian and International Physiotherapy Residents for the Clinical Component.

The 5 week program includes a 230+ page PTDI: 2017 PCE CLINICAL COMPONENT STUDY GUIDE (NEW UPDATED VERSION) to allow you to review all the course material prior to each course date. This comprehensive handbook is designed to help guide you in your preparation for your Physiotherapy Competency Exam!

The course is limited to 16 students. There is only 12 spaces available for the full 5 weeks including OSCE. 4 spaces will be for the first 4 weeks of the course only, as spaces are very limited for the mock OSCE exam on the 5th week. The PTDI: 2017 PCE CLINICAL COMPONENT STUDY GUIDE is included with both the 4 week and 5 week program.

Course Dates (5 Days):

Sunday April 2 (Day 1)
Sunday April 9 (Day 2)
Sunday April 16 (Day 3)
Sunday April 23 (Day 4)
Sunday April 30 (Day 5 Mock OSCE day)

Propel Physiotherapy
1 Eva Rd #107
Etobicoke, ON
M9C 4Z5

What our course includes:

  1.  Comprehensive study guide which covers the major topics you need to pass.
  2.  Includes detailed assessment and treatment techniques that you need to know for MSK, cardiorespiratory, neurological, multi-systems, amputations/post-op, and pediatric conditions.
  3.  Includes relevant Professional Practice information that you need to know to practice safely in Canada.
  4. 5 week program (4 day education + daily mock exams, 1 day OSCE examination).
  5. High instructor to student ratio to give you the personal attention and feedback you need.
  6. Connect with other PCE candidates who are serious about passing the PCE and form practice groups.
  7. Practice with gait aids, modalities, and other assessment and treatment devices.
  8. Online community with full access to our team of Canadian-educated Registered Physiotherapists until you take the exam.



Online component:
Expectations and structure of PCE

Sunday April 2 – Day 1 (9am-5pm):

  • Professional standards of practice
  • Safety and professional issues
  • Mobility aids, ambulation and transfers
  • Post-operative conditions and considerations
  • Multisystem
    o   Overview of arthritic and systemic conditions
    o   Education to patients
    o   Treatment techniques
  • Mock examination & feedback of day 1

Sunday April 9 – Day 2 (9am-5pm):

  • Review of day 1 Q&A
  • Multisystem (Continued)
    o   Overview of arthritic and systemic conditions
  • Cardiorespiratory subjective and objective examination
    o   Inspection
    o   Palpation
    o   Percussion
    o   Auscultation
  • Cardiorespiratory treatment techniques
    o   Secretion clearance techniques
    o   Proper use of respiratory devices
    o   Education and self-management techniques
  • Mock examination & feedback

Sunday April 16 – Day 3 (9am-5pm):

  • Review of day 2
  • Musculoskeletal subjective and objective examination
    o  Movement Examination
    o   Goniometry
    o   Manual muscle testing
    o   Reviewing special tests
    o   Quadrant scan exam 
  • Musculoskeletal treatment techniques
    o   Mobilizations
    o   AROM/AAROM/PROM/Resistance
    o   Proprioception exercises
    o   Exercise principles
  • Modalities
  • Mock examination & feedback

Sunday April 23 – Day 4 (9am-5pm):

  • Neurological subjective and objective examination
    o   Balance
    o   Safe handling and bed positioning of neurological patients
    o   Neurological treatment techniques
    o   Exercise prescription and considerations
  • Paediatrics
    o   Gross developmental milestones
    o   Neurodevelopmental techniques
  • Mock examination & feedback 

Sunday April 30 – Day 5  Mock OSCE day  (9am-6pm):
Limited to 12 students.

  • Mock examinations
    o   5 minute stations with post-encounter probe
    o   10 minute stations
  • Group Feedback
  • Individual Feedback

*Schedule subject to change


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