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.

This course is also offered on location. Read more under the Practical tab.

In order to ensure a safe learning environment for our students, we took measures against the spread of the coronavirus.

Classroom course

€565,00

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Starting from 17 November 2020

+ 8 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 495,00

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Starting from 19 November 2020

+ 3 more dates

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

  • 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.
  • This course will be offered on-location at our teaching centre in Utrecht. To guarantee 1.5 metre distance between students, the classes will take place in small groups with a maximum of 8 participants. Due to this small group size, the teacher will be able to give you extra personal attention. Click here for course dates and prices and to enrol for this on-location course. Please make sure that you enrol for the course that is listed as being ‘location Utrecht Nieuwegracht’, because this course is also taught in the virtual classroom.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Utrecht)
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    Tuesday17 November 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday24 November 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday1 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday8 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday15 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday5 January 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday12 January 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Eindhoven)
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    Tuesday17 November 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday24 November 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday1 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday8 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday15 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday5 January 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday12 January 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 17 November 2020 (Rotterdam)
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    Tuesday17 November 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday24 November 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday1 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday8 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday15 December 202009:3012:00
    Tuesday5 January 202109:3012:00
    Tuesday12 January 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 19 November 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Thursday19 November 202009:3012:00
    Thursday26 November 202009:3012:00
    Thursday3 December 202009:3012:00
    Thursday10 December 202009:3012:00
    Thursday17 December 202009:3012:00
    Thursday7 January 202109:3012:00
    Thursday14 January 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 19 November 2020 (Rotterdam)
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    Thursday26 November 202009:3012:00
    Thursday3 December 202009:3012:00
    Thursday10 December 202009:3012:00
    Thursday17 December 202009:3012:00
    Thursday7 January 202109:3012:00
    Thursday14 January 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Monday8 February 202114:0016:30
    Monday15 February 202114:0016:30
    Monday22 February 202114:0016:30
    Monday1 March 202114:0016:30
    Monday8 March 202114:0016:30
    Monday15 March 202114:0016:30
    Monday22 March 202114:0016:30

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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Eindhoven)
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    Monday15 February 202114:0016:30
    Monday22 February 202114:0016:30
    Monday1 March 202114:0016:30
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  • Starting date: 8 February 2021 (Rotterdam)
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    Monday15 February 202114:0016:30
    Monday22 February 202114:0016:30
    Monday1 March 202114:0016:30
    Monday8 March 202114:0016:30
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  • Starting date: 10 February 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Wednesday10 February 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday17 February 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday24 February 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday3 March 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday10 March 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday17 March 202109:3012:00
    Wednesday24 March 202109:3012:00

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  • Starting date: 19 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Monday19 April 202113:3015:00
    Monday26 April 202113:3015:00
    Monday3 May 202113:3015:00
    Monday10 May 202113:3015:00
    Monday17 May 202113:3015:00
    Monday31 May 202113:3015:00
    Monday7 June 202113:3015:00

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Wednesday21 April 202109:3012:00
    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

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2021 (Eindhoven)
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    Wednesday21 April 202109:3012:00
    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

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  • Starting date: 21 April 2021 (Rotterdam)
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    Wednesday21 April 202109:3012:00
    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

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