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Quality Management in Training and Patient Care General Practice

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Medicine (UU)
Course code
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 1295
Advanced master level

Family Medicine in the Netherlands has developed a well-established and highly valued programme for quality management, both in patient care and in professional specialty training for general practice. In a 2-week summer course we want to share our experiences with you. The course covers the essentials you need to know about the development of high quality health care in general practice, by training of competent primary care doctors as well as by assessing quality of care in clinical practice.

In the first week of this course we will address important issues related to the development of a high quality academic training program for general practice. Principles of teaching and training, the content of a solid curriculum, aspects of student assessment and quality assurance within educational organizations will be discussed. You are provided with knowledge to draft the 'optimal' specialty training for general practice.

The second week will focus on different aspects of quality assessment in primary health care: the impact of professional guidelines, quality management programs, development of indicators and visitation. You are challenged to assess the quality of care in a real clinical practice, by performing your own official visitation.

The multi-cultural background of the participants provides a unique opportunity to learn about the universal and country-specific characteristics of teaching, training and quality of care assessment in general practice.

Tags: primary care, teaching and training, student assessment, quality management, quality and safety

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Prof. Roger Damoiseaux (head GP specialty training Utrecht), prof. Niek de Wit (professor of general practice), Pieter vd Hombergh (support committee Family Medicine in LICs) and Saskia van Vugt (general practitioner)


International audience of primary care physicians (general practitioners, family physicians) and trainees in general practice with sufficient proficiency in reading and writing in English.


The aim of the course is to make primary care physicians and trainees in general practice familiar with the basic issues related to development of high quality primary health care. We will raise your awareness on principles of specialty training for doctors to become general practitioners and we will also give you an insight into the Dutch quality management and assessment systems in primary care.


Two full weeks of daily lectures, workshops and group assignments, including an excursion to a general practice in Utrecht (9:00-16:00 hours).


• € 1295 - Course + course materials + housing
• € 945 - Course + course materials

The course will be held in Zeist at School for "Specialty training for General Practice". If you book housing with Utrecht Summer School, you will be accommodated in Utrecht. Transportation Utrecht-Zeist-Utrecht will be arranged.

Early bird discount 145 if applying before May 1th, group discount 30% on the course fee if > 1 person.

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Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.


International Office - UMC Utrecht
E: international.office@umcutrecht.nl
T: +31 887553488

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Deadline for registration: 14 May 2017

Application closed