English for the Health Sector
Target Public :
Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, researchers and any other people working in the health sector.
Course Formats :
- Small-group lessons
- Private or semi-private lessons
Languages Taught :
Oral and written English: foreign-language
Other Languages :
This module may be offered in other languages. Please consult us.
Levels Offered :
Level 3 and 4: pre-intermediate and intermediate
– Objective : basic functional level
Teaching Approach and Content :
All aspects of language are covered in this module : oral comprehension and expression, acquisition of vocabulary related to health care, grammar, language exercises and written work.
Professional themes in this module include:
- Asking questions;
- Describing symptoms, consequences and processes;
- Offering instructions;
- Reformulating, confirming;
- The human body;
- Medical vocabulary and terminology;
- Consulting, understanding a medical history;
- Turns of phrase, abbreviations, etc.
These themes are used in exercises (grammar, vocabulary), role-playing, and real-life simulations.
Cross-cultural exchange is integrated into all of our courses to give you the tools to understand cultural codes crucial to foreign-language acquisition.
Frequency of Meetings :
For this type of course, 1 class per week of 3 hours’ duration for 7 weeks is recommended. Alternatively, a seminar of 7 hours per day offered over three days, each separated by a week’s interval might be suitable. Other scheduling options are open for discussion.
Course Duration :
21 hours of training.
From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday to Friday. Considerable flexibility to start courses on the date of your choice. Weekend workshop(s) also a possibility. Please contact us.
This module can be given at the UQAM Language School Centre, or at a location of your choice.
Steps and Follow-up:
Step 1 :
- A needs analysis and self-assessment by each participant
- A placement evaluation (written and oral test)
Step 2 :
- Discussion of the frequency of meetings and of the composition of groups for evaluation purposes.
Step 3 :
- Start of course
- Two Teaching evaluations, mid-way and at the end of the course
- A regular record of hours completed
- A detailed written report for each participant at the end of each course
- A training certificate and evaluation
Sliding-scale fees for groups. Please contact us.« Back to Course Catalogue