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.


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Starting from 28 April 2020

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


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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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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  • 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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  • Starting date: 28 April 2020
    Tuesday28 April 202014:0016:30
    Tuesday12 May 202014:0016:30
    Tuesday19 May 202014:0016:30
    Tuesday26 May 202014:0016:30
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