The advanced master's programme aims to train
the doctor-specialist to have adequate knowledge and skills to provide
high quality patient care in his/her area of expertise. The advanced
master's programme also wants to deliver a clinically competent medical
specialist who has the attitude of scientific curiosity and
inquisitiveness which enables him/her to spontaneously and independently
inform him/herself in a subject area which rapidly expands
scientifically and technologically.
The general competences
relate to the social acting as a doctor-specialist within an
economically sound framework and taking into account social and ethical
aspects of the specialist medical practise. These needs were already
translated in the learning outcomes of the medical doctor but they also
apply to the follow-on training (traning continuum). The general
competences knowledge and science, as in medical acting, will relate to
the ability to ask the right questions, to purposefully search for and
evaluate the quality of the foundations in literature and to remain
aware of the care standards in the subject area.
During the advanced master's programme the doctor
specialist in training (DST) acquires the necessary scientific
knowledge, skills and attitudes for his/her future professional life.
These cannot be split from the professional training as legally laid
down by the Recognition Committees.
- Continuation of
acquiring medical knowledge (and knowledge of introducing basal sciences
in the clinical practise) and insight.
- Acquire in depth
knowledge in the specialism
- Acquire skills, specific to the
- Develop problem-solving skills and apply them.
correctly and in a humane-empathic way with the patient and his/her
- Effectively communicate with and report to other
specialists and non-medical health workers.
- Adequately provide
feedback an be able to deal with getting feedback.
- Be able to
participate in clinical scientific research.
- Interpret, analyse
and report the offered scientific knowledge (critical evaluation of
literature: Evidence Based Medicine, clinical epidemiology).
a scientific attitude
- Participarte in the organisation of
health care and in the policy in the specialist department.
competences per specialism (30 specialisms) are drawn up by the
subcommittees specialisms (per goup 1 representative from the specialism
per faculty) lead by the VLIR and are expressed in terms of academic
and professional competences necessary to practise the specialism.
General competences, domain specific competences and learning outcomes
are defined per specialism per level. The knowledge, skills and
attitudes are defined from the principle of learning outcomes, i.c.
"which competences does the DST minimally need to have at the end of