Online Course on “English for Healthcare” by King’s College London  

Course in Medicine
  • Online, Online

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 33049
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Language Requirement Not Required
  • Opportunity Type : Self Funded
  • Duration 4 WEEKS
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required Yes

Opportunity Description

Course introduction

This is a thorough course of King’s College London supported by UK Government fund on “English for Healthcare”.  The language of healthcare can be complicated. In this course, you will develop your English language skills and learn technical terminology for a career and study in healthcare.

And, by this course, you will develop language and skills of healthcare, learn terminology, and how to communicate in different professional circumstances. Besides, you will practice your listening skills with recordings of healthcare professionals and evaluate your learning by writing the answers to discussion questions.

Consequently, after completion of this course, you will feel more confident in using the healthcare language more smoothly and you will have explored the ability to use these language skills in a healthcare setting.

Course details:

Course developer: King’s College London

Instruction language: English

Course provider: Future Learn

Subject: Healthcare & Medicine

Price: Free with limited access, Subscription: $27.99, Buy this course: $69 One-off payment

Duration: 4 weeks (3 hours per week)

Start date: Flexible and Fixed

Course instructor

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What you will learn:

After completing the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Apply language skills to a series of healthcare contexts. For instance: using adjectives to explain symptoms, using vocabulary linked to problems/solutions and causes/effects
  • Interpret various genres typical of healthcare, including guidelines, notes, reflective journals, registration forms
  • Explore new terminology related to healthcare
  • Identify appropriate communication styles for different professional situations, for example when providing instructions to patients
  • Give feedback on your learning, and practice writing a reflective journal.
  • Apply language skills to estimate your experiences
  • Gather and record medical information by reading and listening for specific information

Who can take this course?

This course has been designed for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region who wish to study a healthcare-related course at a university in English. At the same time, it will also be very much useful for anyone seeking to improve their English language and communication skills in a healthcare setting or study medicine.

A minimum of CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) A2 or equivalent English level to get the most from this course is good.

Course content

What topics will you cover?

  • Working vs. learning in the hospital
  • Patients’ experience
  • Signs and diagnoses
  • Taking notes and clear communication
  • Working in different healthcare situations: Caring for patients in the home; Healthcare measures in the community.
  • And, reflective writing in a healthcare

 Course benefits

  • Shareable certificate (Only for self funded candidates)
  • 100% online and full access to the course during the weeks

How to apply?

You can join this course by completing registration in the given link.

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