English for Healthcare

Sector Specific

What is it?

Do you ever have to deal with colleagues or patients in English? In this course, you'll learn all the language and vocabulary you need to carry out your job in the Healthcare sector in an international environment, including describing common ailments, giving explanations of medical jargon, and expressing diagnoses.


Course Content

The following topics are covered in the course:

  1. Questioning Techniques
  2. Patients & Case Histories
  3. Systems & Symptoms
  4. Examinations & Diagnosis
  5. Building Patient Rapport
  6. Recommending Treatment

What am I going to achieve?

You will learn and practice relevant language to:

  • Ask direct and indirect questions relating to common ailments
  • Use a variety of past tenses and vocabulary to explain patient histories

  • Describe parts of the body and express pain
  • Give clear and polite instructions to a patient
  • Reassure patients and express diagnoses
  • Give explanations of medical jargon
  • Use first and zero conditional structures to give explanations