OET which stands for Occupational English Test is an international English language test for the healthcare sector. It assesses the language communication skills of healthcare professionals who wish to register and practice in an English-speaking environment. All four language skills are assessed, with writing and speaking tests available in 12 different areas of healthcare. OET is owned by Cambridge Boxhill Language Assessment Trust (CBLA). It is a venture between Cambridge English and Box Hill Institute. More than 120 healthcare boards, councils and universities recognize OET scores.
The OET Exam is divided into four sections
50 minutes in duration and is made up of 3 parts In first section, candidates listen to a simulated consultation (dialogue) between a professional and a patient and are required to take notes under headings. In second section, candidates would be required to listen to multiple recorded extracts that could range from team briefings, handovers, to health professional-patient dialogues and are required to complete a range of open-ended and fixed-choice questions. And the final section would require candidates to listen to multiple recorded presentations or interviews on a range of accessible healthcare topics and answer multiple-choice questions for each extract.
60 minutes and divided into 3 parts. Part A speed reading task assesses your ability to locate specific information from four short texts in a quick and efficient manner. The four short texts relate to a single healthcare topic, and you must answer 20 questions in the allocated time period. The 20 questions consist of matching, sentence completion and short answer questions.
Part B and Part C sections are basically careful reading tasks of 45 minutes. In Part B you get a short (approx. 150 words) workplace text and a multiple choice question. There are three answer options: A, B or C. The function of the question and what the question is asking you to read for will vary. It assesses your ability to identify the detail, gist or main point of six short texts sourced from the healthcare workplace (100-150 words each). The texts might consist of extracts from policy documents, hospital guidelines, manuals or internal communications, such as emails or memos. For each text, there is one three-option multiple-choice question.
Part C is almost similar to Part B the texts, however, are quite different. It assesses your ability to identify detailed meaning and opinion in two texts on topics of interest to healthcare professionals (800 words each). For each text, you must answer eight four-option multiple choice questions.
This is profession specific and requires candidates to write a letter of recommendation. The task is to basically write a letter, usually a referral letter. Some alternative letter types are a letter of transfer and a letter of discharge. A letter to advise or inform a patient or group is sometimes used in Pharmacy, Veterinary Science and occasionally for Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy. Another task variation, with a different focus, is a written response to a complaint (for Radiography).
Along with the task instructions, you will receive stimulus material (case notes and/or other related documentation) which includes information to use in your response.
Requires the candidate to enact their professional role in real life scenarios in a professional healthcare environment with a total duration of 20 minutes. Candidates are required to roleplay their profession while the panelist plays a patient for the first part, and the roles are reversed in the latter. Candidates are given 3 minutes to prepare for each side before the start of each act. The role-plays are basically based on mock workplace situations that reflect the mood of the healthcare environment. The candidates would be given enough background information to prepare for their roleplay sessions.
DHA which stands forThe Dubai Health Authority is a Licensing exam given to all medical professionals who are interested to work in Dubai. The Dubai Health Authority (DHA) was made in June 2007, by Law 13 issued by His Highness Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai. DHA is to provide an accessible, effective and integrated healthcare system, protect public health and improve the value of life within the Emirates. Healthcare Professionals are required to pass DHA assessment in order to obtain the professional license and practice their profession in the Emirate of Dubai. After passing the DHA exam you can practice in each emirate without any additional tests or exams.
Depending on the healthcare professional's category The DHA assessment can be either:
Landing a medical position in the UAE is a major dream for some. Many are able to make this dream a reality. MOH which stands for Ministry of Health Examination and is a pre-requisite qualification for medical professionals who yearn to get employed for Ministry of Health in Dubai, Sharjah and other Emirates of the UAE, with an exception of Abu Dhabi. The UAE is extraordinary compared to other nations, values its way of life and conventional traditions. They always attempt to give the best living knowledge in this nation. They invite expatriates from every one of the nations. MOH is a mandatory license to start a job or work as individual medical professional, Evaluation of the below categories is done in MOH Examination and separate exams are conducted for the following professions.
In order for nurses, pharmacist, lab technicians and physiotherapists to be eligible to work in leading hospitals and medical institutions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Emirates of Dubai and Sultanate of Qatar, they have to qualify prometric testing. Prometric is a trusted test development and delivery provider to more than 400 organisations worldwide, be it to start a new career, further develop the skills, to improve on an existing job, to add to one’s qualification for promotion, to take school entrance exams or for professional development, Prometric delivers an average of 10 million exams per year to people who look ahead to improve their lives.
As prometric serves as an industry gatekeeper, ensuring that people legitimately earn their credentials they seek to achieve, it guarantees a fair testing experience for all. Consequently, Qatar license exam, a new assessment test for those seeking license to practice as health professionals in Qatar, has a long term agreement with Prometric.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) test of Competence is a Computer Based Test (CBT) for nurses and midwives who have trained outside the European Union seeking employment as a nurse in the United Kingdom. The test is conducted by Pearson VUE. The test consists of 120 multiple choice questions that needs to be answered within 4 hours.Candidates can choose from one of 270 designated computer facilities in over 260 cities. Taking your examination on the computer couldn’t be easier! The CBT format is a point and click format. Before taking your exam, you will first take a tutorial to learn how easy it is to take an exam in CBT format. The large toolbar has buttons that help you navigate throughout the exam and perform actions easily!Trained, on-site proctors are provided to assist with questions about the computer-based test format, and other technical issues.