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

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

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.

 

COVID-19 update 16 March 2021: Important information
During the lockdown, you can take one lesson per week on location in Utrecht. The rest of your lessons will be via Virtual Classroom. As soon as it is possible, we will fully switch back to teaching on location. So, you can still enrol for an on-site language course. You can find an overview of all the measures we have taken against the coronavirus in our buildings here.

Classroom course

€565,00

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Starting from 28 April 2021

+ 2 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 495,00

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Starting from 29 June 2021

About the Dutch exam training for the AKV-exam - doctors, pharmacists, psychologists

AKV

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 exam course is intended as preparation for the AKV test of the Medical Assessment exam.

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Learning goals

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 online test. You can find this on the right side of this page. You will receive an email with your current language level within a working day.

This Dutch exam training for the AKV exam is a skills training course. By the end of the course, students 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

The exam course consists of 7 lessons of 2,5 contact hours each. 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 Dutch exam training for the AKV exam consists of 7 sessions at Babel in Utrecht, Rotterdam or Eindhoven. The advised self-study load is approximately 5 hours per lesson.

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Practical

  • This course is offered both on-site and in the virtual classroom. You can enrol for your preferred option using the buttons above. All our on-site classes are taught in a small group. You can find an overview of all the measures we have taken against the coronavirus here.
  • 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: 28 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday28 April 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday5 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday12 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday19 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday26 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday2 June 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday9 June 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 28 April 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Wednesday28 April 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday5 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday12 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday19 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday26 May 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday2 June 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday9 June 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 29 June 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Tuesday29 June 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday6 July 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday13 July 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday20 July 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday27 July 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday3 August 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday10 August 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 30 June 2021 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday30 June 202113:3016:00
    Wednesday7 July 202113:3016:00
    Wednesday14 July 202113:3016:00
    Wednesday21 July 202113:3016:00
    Wednesday28 July 202113:3016:00
    Wednesday4 August 202113:3016:00
    Wednesday11 August 202113:3016:00

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