English for Medicine

20 x 90 Minute Module

The aim of this course is to enable more confidence when dealing with English speaking patients. It covers the basis of this course.

Maximum 12 – minimum 6 participants.
Minimal CEF level of B1 (intermediate level – determined by Logik Language training placement test)

Each participant receives a certificate of attendance.

This material is NOT meant to teach medicine, but to learn the vocabulary and phrases required to communicate medical topics in English.

The course embraces the following – and more as required:

  • Tenses and grammar:
A review of tenses and grammar required for effective communication in English – eg.
”Have you had your tonsils removed?
“First, I’m going to … and then…”
  • Social Etiquette & Intercultural Aspects to Build Rapport:
Introductions, greetings, good byes, small talk
eg. Polite requests in English, importance of using indirect questions
  • Vocabulary:
Naming the stations and wards, medical profession
eg. psychiatrist - psychiatry - psychiatric
Naming instruments, describing pain
  • Terminology:
Identifying the English terminology for different organs and vessels – pin-board work. Reading and discussion.
Parts of the body, Children’s diseases and Immunization
Investigating and describing symptoms.
Examples of material - determined before the course:
The respiratory system, the digestive system, the urinary system, the skin, the ear, the human skeleton.
  • Discussion & Reporting:
Reading and discussing short articles.
Reporting on authentic patients
  • Communication Skills:
Describing processes, giving instructions, suggestions, recommendations, apologizing, quick responses