Dutch exam training course for the AKV-exam – doctors, pharmacists, psychologists

Level: Advanced (B2/C1)

Are you soon to take your Medical Assessment exam and would you like to be well prepared for the Dutch language element of the General Knowledge and Skills test? This exam training course will help you practice important skills and improve your Dutch.

590,-

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Starting from 8 September 2022

+ 3 more dates

About the course

The Medical Assessment Exam Training course is aimed at medical doctors, pharmacists, medical physicists (radiologists), psychologists and psychotherapists who wish to become accredited members of the BIG register in the Netherlands and therefore shortly need to take the AKV (Algemene kennis en vaardigheden, General Knowledge and Skills) test as part of the Medical Assessment exam.

Our exam course for the Dutch language element will prepare you for the following four aspects of the AKV test:

  • drawing out the main meaning of an article
  • giving a presentation
  • the doctor-patient interview
  • writing a report

This course will give you the skills you need to help you take the AKV test, but you should already have the language level (B2) needed for the exam, that is, at least Dutch State Exam Level II. (Staatsexamen NT2- II). If you doubt about your level, or if you took the state exam a long time ago, we advise you to take our free placement test.

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Learning goals

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be able to distinguish main points from side issues in a text and have practised summarising the main point of an article.
  • know the basics of giving a short presentation.
  • have practised conducting a doctor-patient interview in which you have covered aspects such as showing appropriate care, summarising and probing into what the patient says, and rounding off with a statement regarding follow-up appointments.
  • know what is expected in writing up the doctor-patient interview, and have practised doing so.

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Method

  • Each of the four exam components are dealt with and practised in a focused way, partly as a class and partly in groups of two or three.
  • The teacher will provide copies of the teaching materials during the lessons.

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Time Investment

  • This exam training course consists of 7 sessions at Babel in Utrecht or in the virtual classroom.
  • The advised self-study load is approximately 5 hours per lesson.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • The teacher will provide copies of the teaching materials during the lessons.
  • Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the classes and to play an active role. Attendance at at least 6 of the 7 classes will ensure you receive a certificate of attendance. There are no in-course tests.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 8 September 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Thursday 8 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 15 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 22 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 29 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 6 October 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 13 October 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 20 October 2022 11:00 13:30

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  • Starting date: 9 September 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Friday 9 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 16 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 23 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 30 September 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 7 October 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 14 October 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 21 October 2022 11:00 13:30

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2022 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Thursday 17 November 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 24 November 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 1 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 8 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 15 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 22 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Thursday 5 January 2023 11:00 13:30

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  • Starting date: 18 November 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Friday 18 November 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 25 November 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 2 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 9 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 16 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 23 December 2022 11:00 13:30
    Friday 6 January 2023 11:00 13:30

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Do the free testTest your language level

Would you like to know your current language level? Babel offers a free language placement test! You will receive personal advice from one of our teachers about your current level and which language course suits you best.