• English for Health Professionals: Doctors and Nurses

Course Overview

English for Health Professionals helps students to develop language skills for communicating with patients, colleagues and other healthcare professionals. The programme features video scenarios based on real work situations as well.

English for Health Professionals is divided into two different categories, one targets doctors, and another one is nurses.

English for Health Professionals: Doctors has been designed to assist overseas trained doctors to meet the spoken language proficiency levels required for registration in Australia and other English-speaking countries.

The English for Health Professionals: Nurses course is designed for nurses who wish to improve their spoken communication skills - pronunciation, accuracy and appropriate language - for communicating with patients, their families and other health professionals.

English for Health Professionals: Doctors is delivered online at post-intermediate to advanced English level. Users will watch and analyse three medical consultations, complete language and pronunciation exercises and practise the key communication strategies required by health professionals. This course also includes an extensive range of print resources.

Unit 1: How can I help you today:

This unit demonstrates the communication skills required for taking a patient history.

Unit 2: Let’s take a look at you:

Unit 2 focuses on the second part of the consultation, such as a brief physical examination, a diagnosis and explains the condition to the patient and then discusses management strategies. 

Unit 3: A pain in your chest:

This unit explores the core skills needed for taking a patient’s history and listening and responding to the patient’s concerns.

Unit 4: Well, your heart sounds OK:

Unit 4 demonstrates the core skills needed for explaining a diagnosis and involving the patient in appropriate management. 

Unit 5: A plan to keep you well:

Unit 5 features video clips of a follow-up consultation for a patient with chest pain. 

Unit 6: Useful phrases:

This unit provides listening exercises of useful phrases.