Medical English

Medical English

 

1st year (165 hours)

 

Vocabulary areas

- Health and illness

- Parts of the body

- Functions of the body

- Medical staff

- Hospital

- Diseases and symptoms

- Systems

- Pregnancy and childbirth

- Investigations and tests

- Prevention and treatment

 

Communication areas

- Receiving the patient

- The presenting complaint

- Past medical history

- Family history

- Social history

- Telephone consultations

- Examining a patient

- Giving results

- Planning treatment

- Dealing with sensitive issues

- Breaking bad news

- Communicating with challenging patients

- Communicating with the elderly

- Communicating with children and adolescents

 

Bibliography

1. Glendinning Eric H.; Howard Ron, Professional English in Use. Medicine, Cambridge.

2. McCullagh Marie; Wright Ros: Good Practice. Communication Skills in English for the Medical Practitioner, Cambridge, 2008.

 

 

2nd year (165 hours)

 

Integrated skills

1. Essential medical English

- Collecting personal and medical information

- Making appointments

- Giving instructions and explaining procedures

- Giving advice

- Describing one’s job and duties

- Communicating with patients and their families

 

Vocabulary

2. Anatomy and physiology

- The human body (parts, cavities, systems, organs)

- The skeletal system

- The respiratory system

- The circulatory system

- The digestive system

- The nervous system

- The special sense organs

- The endocrine system

3. English in practical medicine

- Physical examination

- Accessory examination

- Diagnosis

- Descriptions of diseases and condition

- Hospital and hospital wards

- General practice

- Accidents and injuries

- Paediatrics

- Dentistry

 

Bibliography

Ciecierska Joanna; Jenike Barbara; Tudruj Krystyna: English in medicine, Warszawa 2012.