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Patient Communication Test (PKT) Professional Language C1 Medicine – Dentistry – Pharmacy

Here you can find out everything about costs, contents and registration for our Professional Language Test, the "Patient Communication Test" (PKT) at the location in Frankfurt.

Target

The test serves to determine the required professional language proficiency in oral and written communication for the doctor / dentist / pharmacist profession and is based on language level C1 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). With this test, you can prove your professional language skills and communication skills required for the profession in accordance with the requirements of the Health Ministers Conference (GMK).

The test is based on the Key Issue Paper to review the German language skills required for practicing the profession in the academic health professions of the 87th Health Ministers Conference of June 2014.

Test contents medicine

The Patient Communication Test Professional Language Medicine is a practice-oriented communication test consisting of three parts.


Examination part 1

Doctor-doctor communication / written documentation / Duration: 20 minutes

On the basis of doctor's notes on patient data, the examinee writes a short documentation.

Examination part 2

Doctor-doctor communication / patient presentation / Duration: 20 minutes

In a simulated direct interview with a senior physician, the examinee should show that they could adequately and accurately present and discuss a brief summary of a patient's case.

Examination part 3

Doctor-patient communication / patient education / Duration: 20 minutes

On the basis of a standardized information sheet, the examinee should show that they can appropriately and correctly conduct an information discussion (presentation of the indication, the procedure, the possible risks and complications as well as the alternative methods of the intervention).


There is a preparation time of 30 minutes for the second and third exam parts.

In each of the three parts of the examination, at least 60% of the maximum number of points must be achieved in order to pass the Patient Communication Test oriented at language level C1.

Test contents dentistry

The Patient Communication Test Professional Language Dentistry is a practice-oriented communication test consisting of three parts.


Examination part 1

Dentist-dentist communication / written documentation / Duration: 20 minutes

On the basis of dentist's notes on patient data, the examinee writes a short documentation.

Examination part 2

Dentist-dentist communication / patient presentation / Duration: 20 minutes

In a simulated direct interview with another dentist, the examinee should show that they could adequately and accurately present and discuss a brief summary of a patient's case.

Examination part 3

Dentist-patient communication / patient education / Duration: 20 minutes

On the basis of a standardized information sheet, the examinee should show that they can appropriately and correctly conduct an information discussion (presentation of the indication, the procedure, the possible risks and complications as well as the alternative methods of the intervention).


There is a preparation time of 30 minutes for the second and third exam parts.

In each of the three parts of the examination, at least 60% of the maximum number of points must be achieved in order to pass the patient communication test oriented at language level C1.

Test contents pharmacy

The Patient Communication Test Professional Language Pharmacy is a practice-oriented communication test consisting of three parts.


Examination part 1

Pharmacist-pharmacist communication / written documentation / Duration: 20 minutes

On the basis of notes on patient data, the examinee draws up a report on adverse drug reactions (ADR) based on the report of the Pharmaceutical Commission of German Pharmacists.

Examination part 2

Pharmacist- pharmacist communication / patient presentation- professional discussion / Duration: 20 minutes

In a simulated direct conversation with another pharmacist, the examinee should show that they could summarize and discuss an existing patient case appropriately and correctly. In addition, the examinee discusses a job-related topic.

Examination part 3

Pharmacist- patient- communication / patient education / Duration: 20 minutes

On the basis of a standardized information sheet, the examinee should show that they could appropriately and correctly conduct an information discussion (presentation of the indication, the procedure, the possible risks and complications as well as the alternative methods of the intervention).


There is a preparation time of 30 minutes for the second and third exam parts.

In each of the three parts of the examination, at least 60% of the maximum number of points must be achieved in order to pass the patient communication test oriented at language level C1.

Examination Board, result, repetition, certificate

The members of the Examination Board (trained language teachers and specialist examiners of the relevant departments) assess the examination according to a uniform, structured scheme and communicate the result to the examinee immediately after the examination. In the case of a C1 level, a certificate will be issued on the day of the exam. If not, the exam may be repeated as often as desired, but it cannot be repeated earlier than three weeks after the exam date.

Participation requirements

B2 language skills with a certificate must be demonstrated (with a copy of the certificate at the time of enrollment and the original on the day of the exam). A confirmation of participation is not sufficient.

Registration

Participants of the FIA professional language courses as well as external exam participants who have already taken the PKT and failed it must register by e-mail via their contact person or the following e-mail address: pkt@fia-academy.de
 

External exam participants who do not take part in the FIA professional language courses must register via the online registration form:

Registration PKT medicine for external via online registration

Registration PKT dentistry for external via online registration

Registration PKT pharmacy for external via online registration

Costs

450,- Euro

Cancellation: Cancellation of an agreed examination date is possible free of charge up to 14 days prior to the date of the examination. After this date, the examination costs must be paid in full.

Examination location

Frankfurt

Recognition in the licensing procedure

The Patient Communication Test is currently recognized in the federal states of Hesse and Saarland as proof of professional language skills C1.

The recognition of our PKT certificates is the responsibility of the licensing authorities in the respective federal states. We therefore recommend that you first contact the responsible licensing authority.