English for Healthcare
date_range Starts on October 14, 2019
event_note End date November 11, 2019
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assignment Level : Introductive
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timer 12 hours in total

About the content

Learn the language and vocabulary of healthcare professionals.
The language of healthcare can be complex. On this course, you will develop your English language skills and learn vocabulary for a career and study in healthcare.

You will learn healthcare terminology and how to communicate in different professional situations. You will practise your listening skills with recordings of healthcare professionals and test your knowledge by writing the answers to discussion questions.

Upon completion of this course, you will feel more confident using healthcare language and you will have explored what it’s like to use these language skills in a healthcare setting.

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Syllabus

  • Working and learning in the hospital
  • Experiences of patients
  • Symptoms and diagnoses
  • Taking notes and clear communication
  • Working in different healthcare contexts: Caring for patients in the home; Healthcare interventions in the community.
  • How to write reflectively
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Instructors

Sophie Hauser
Sophie has worked as an English Language Teacher since 1992. She holds an MA in English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics. She is currently an EAP tutor at King's College London.

Alison Robson
Alison has been teaching English since 1985 and holds a BA in English Literature and an MA in Applied Linguistics. For the past three years she has been teaching EAP at King's College, London.

Craig Davis
Craig has taught English since 2010 at institutions in the UK, South Korea and Turkey. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and PgCert in ELT. He currently teaches Academic English at King's College.

Flordelis González
Flor has been teaching English since 2010 and holds an MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. She has taught English at King's College London, University of Northampton and Royal Hollloway.

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King's College London

King's College London est un prestigieux établissement d'enseignement supérieur britannique. Fondé en 1829 par le roi George IV et le duc de Wellington, il s'agit de la troisième plus ancienne institution d'Angleterre après Oxford et Cambridge.

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Futurelearn

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It is a company launched and wholly owned by The Open University in Milton Keynes, England. It is the first UK-led massive open online course learning platform, and as of March 2015 included 54 UK and international University partners and unlike similar platforms includes four non-university partners: the British Museum, the British Council, the British Library and the National Film and Television School.

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