The program will allow students to gain the theoretical knowledge and practice language skills linked to reading, writing, speaking, and listening within the working context of the healthcare / medical fields.
The English for Health Care Professionals program includes 120 hours of in-class education (theory and practice) 6-8 weeks.
The program contains two courses.
Graduates may apply the professional language skills they gain in a variety of health care contexts, including health centers, clinics, hospitals, and medical offices of various sorts.
Credential Awarded: Certificate
Program Duration: 120 classroom hours over six weeks or part time.
Expected Homework Hours: 6 hours per week.
Student must complete all aspects of both courses of the program in order to graduate.
- Evidence of IELTS 4 score (or equivalent)
- Or, the student can pass the school’s ESL placement assessment which may include an interview
Required Textbooks and Equipment:
Textbooks and all other course materials will be provided by the college.
The main texts used are the student and teacher editions.
Oxford English for Careers (nursing); 2010, Grice, T., Oxford Press.
Career Pathways, Medical (2012), 2102 Evens V., et al, Express Publishing.
This program is delivered face-to-face, in-class at the College campus.
General Objective: Competency in both practical language use and the theory necessary to understand the terminology and its context of use in healthcare practice. The program is focused on practical applications for new vocabulary and language as well as practical skills related to medical communication.
Additional outcomes to this program can be offered depending on the needs of the student cohort.
The contents of this outline are accurate at the time of publication. Revision & updating the performed on an ongoing basis to ensure the material remain relevant and up to date.
|Module 1 – “Introduction to health care communication”
|Module 2 – “Improving health care communication”