A unique situation for clinical biochemistry exists in the Netherlands, since it is nearly fully practised by science-oriented professionals.
They are enlisted in the Register of Recognized Clinical Biochemists supervised by the Netherlands Society of Clinical Chemistry.
Training as a clinical biochemist consists of a 4-year period in a hospital laboratory ; it is not a specific university education.
Strictly specified requirements exist for trainee, tutor, laboratory and hospital to maintain the quality of our profession.
The candidate has to become acquainted with the following aspects : general clinical biochemistry (including haematology), fundamental research, clinical orientation and management.
Passing the yearly examinations and publishing two articles in international journals are an obligation.
Continuing education is not yet compulsory, but is well formalized within our society.
European unification asks for one regulation of clinical biochemistry on a European level, both for professionals with a medical and a science-oriented background.
Mots-clés Pascal : Pays Bas, Biologie clinique, Programme enseignement, Formation permanente, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Netherlands, Clinical biology, Educational program, Continuing education, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0163438
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 09/06/1995.