This fall, the Master of Physical Therapy program at UBC implemented computer-based testing for all written exams. Using computer-based testing ensures exams are more uniform and streamlined, and is in line with changes being made by other academic institutions and professional organizations, including the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia. The initial exams conducted using this new technology have gone smoothly for students; while Faculty appreciate the robust reporting and exam analytics capabilities.
Also, coming soon, the MPT Administrative Team will begin using Twitter to better inform current and prospective students.
The Internationally Educated Physiotherapists Exam Preparation (IEPEP) Practical Program is coming to Prince George to help internationally trained physiotherapists prepare for the June 2018 Canadian National Physiotherapy Exam! The Internationally Educated Physiotherapists Exam Preparation Program has been operating in Vancouver with excellent success for the past 9 years, and is now bringing its unique practical exam preparation model to the North. If you are interested in further information, or would like be added to the participant registration list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Strategic planning
We are revisiting the Department Strategic plan. We have organised a strategic planning workshop that will be facilitated to assure we develop a strong plan that speaks to our stated values (Social Accountability, Enhancing Innovation, Research with Impact, Vibrant leadership, Integrity, Collaboration, Excellence). Our strategic decisions will be based on the plan, which will also form the cornerstone for Departmental priorities and activities.
Karen Sauve will be taking the position of temporary Associate Head of Clinical Education (AHCE ) starting January 1, 2018 for a 6-month term. Karen has been with the Department as the instructor and Pediatric Stream Coordinator. Anne Rankin has capably filled the Interim AHCE position for the last three years while Sue Murphy has been doing other things including most recently serving as Department Head.