McKenzie Institute Online Courses
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Part A and B Course Online Component Resources
What to Expect
- Online components are mandatory pre-requisites to attend the live three-day courses.
- New for 2015: Parts A & B online components are tablet and mobile friendly!
- Part A is comprised of five modules and Part B has four modules that are an interactive blend of visuals, audio and video.
- Both courses have testing components designed to ensure that all participants have achieved the learning objectives before attending the live course and as a necessity for CEU approvals.
- Average time to complete the online components is approximately five (5) hours.
- Register in advance to allow plenty of time to complete the online component and take the test.
- The final test must be passed one week before the start date of the live course.
- Log In or Sign Up for your McKenzie Institute Web profile
- Run our system test to ensure you have the necessary software.
- Proceed directly to the online component once you receive registration confirmation.
- Once you are logged into the online component, find these documents for download under the "Materials" tab.
- Course Outline (Gives approximate running times for each module.)
- Course Manual Modules (The entire course manual will be provided to you at the live course.)
- Case Study (A quiz will be provided as the last activity before the final test.)
- Complete the modules and score at least a 75 percent on the final test. This is required to attend the live courses. You will be notified of your score by email.
- We recommend starting the course during weekdays when technical support is most readily available.
- You do not have to complete all of the modules in one session.
- The online course begins with a pre-test to consider your baseline understanding of McKenzie concepts and terms. This is not graded.
- After each module, you will take a short quiz to help you focus on key points. These are not graded; however, you will be provided feedback on incorrect answers to allow you to immediately go back and review material.
- After the Case Study and quiz, you must take a final overall test and receive a 75% grade to be allowed access into the live course.
- It is considered open book testing. You will have in your possession the sections of the course manual that you downloaded from the Materials Tab to assist you.
- As you proceed through the online modules, refer to the specific module in the course manual at that time, or read through the relevant module in the manual immediately before or after your work.
- Write down any questions as they arise and bring them with you to give to your instructor at the start of the live course.
- When you pass the final overall test, you will receive an immediate email verification of your final score to confirm the status of your admittance to the three-day live course. You will be directed to a new screen confirming this and also providing a link to a short online evaluation form. Please take the time to complete it.
- If you are not successful on the final test, you will be able to retake the test immediately and as many times as necessary to pass until the deadline of seven days before the live course start date.
- We encourage you to review the modules as often as needed before the live course so you are ready to apply the concepts to clinical scenarios during the three day live course.
- Only those who pass the test will be listed on the official registration sign-in list. Those not listed will not be allowed entry into the course. There will be no exceptions onsite.
Phone: 1-800-635-8380 (Toll Free) or 1-315-471-7612
Before embarking on our formal training, this free course is designed to provide a very broad overview to better understand the principles of the McKenzie Method.
With the test component at the end, this is an excellent tool for students and universities as an extra credit task or simply to enhance a curriculum.
Note: The Overview Course is NOT the same as the mandatory online prerequisite component associated with either the Part A or Part B course and WILL NOT fulfill the requirements for either course.
The McKenzie Case Manager courses were created to provide web-based instruction designed for the advanced McKenzie MDT clinician. These courses present complex clinical practice scenarios through a collection of cases that will add to your patient experience base and help you focus on the power of utilizing the information gathered on The McKenzie Institute Assessment forms to lead to patient classification and management strategies.
Each Case Manager course (volume) currently consists of eight (8) individual cases.
- Case Manager Volume 1 examines four lumbar and four cervical patients.
- Case Manager Volume 2 examines two lumbar, two cervical, two upper extremity and two lower extremity patients.
Through the analysis of all case studies, registrants will improve their clinical decision making as related to the application of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy to patients presenting with cervical, lumbar and extremity problems.
Both course volumes utilize interactive McKenzie Assessment forms throughout all cases. The cases presented were taken from actual patients seen by senior instructors of The McKenzie Institute.
To thoroughly study and work through each of the eight-case volumes, expect an average of 12 total contact hours. Your registration will remain active for 90 days.
The administrative office will send you a certificate for CEUs within two weeks of successful completion of the eight cases and submission of the final course evaluation.
Course Registration Details
Part A completion
is required; Part D
completion is strongly recommended.
(Note: Unless you have experience and a sound understanding of the principles of the MDT McKenzie assessment process, we encourage you not to participate. No refunds will be provided.)
$125 – MIUSA Members
$225 – Non-members
(ALL sales are final...please read the Terms of Agreement carefully)
How to Register:
- Begin by viewing the short demo for an example of The McKenzie Case Manager to familiarize yourself with the course format.
- Following the demo, you must read and accept the Terms of Agreement to access the registration page.
- Payment can be made with a credit card via our Online Registration Form (recommended for quickest registration.). You will not receive an email notification instructing you to proceed if you register online, as access is granted simultaneously with receipt of payment.
- Following online payment, return to this page and click the link "Proceed Directly to Login Page." Your username and password will be the same as your MIUSA website login for the course login.
- As an alternative, U.S. participants may print out the Case Manager Registation Form and either fax or mail it back to MIUSA with credit card details. Once your registration has been received and is processed, MIUSA will then notify you via email confirmation that you may begin. You will have 90 days from that date of that email to complete the course.
- If you are a U.S. participant and must pay by check, you will be required to wait for the check to clear before you can proceed. We will notify you via email when you may begin and your registration will be effective 90 days from receipt of the email. Click here to download the Case Manager Registration Form.
- Non-US participants must register online with use of a credit card.
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