Our courses are aimed at practicing or student Health Professionals who may have English speaking patients; who wish to participate in international conferences; and who are considering submitting abstracts for conference presentations in English. Use English with confidence in the workplace and hold conversations with international colleagues using technical vocabulary specific to your field.
Our intensive courses are highly interactive. Participants will develop specific language areas through small group activities, role play, and by using medical equipment specific to their profession. Classes are student focused and will have a maximum of 15 participants per professional group. Participants will share a number of common classes and will also experience dedicated sessions focused on their specific profession.
Practical role-play scenarios will be conducted in the clinical skills laboratories where participants will interact and discuss standard questions that would be directed at patients, terminology related to the associated medical techniques and how best to explain this to patients, and terminology related to patient monitoring equipment.
We will also help you to develop the ability to interpret a written document and give oral presentations to attend international scientific conferences.
Technical language: dedicated sessions will be provided which will cover the key terminology used in clinical and research settings. A published peer-reviewed journal article will be reviewed to familiarise participants with the language used. A glossary of key terminology used will be provided for all participants along with
Communication with patients in English: separate practical role-play scenarios will be conducted in the clinical skills laboratories where participants will interact and discuss standard questions that would be directed at patients, terminology related to the associated area of expertise and how best to explain this to patients, and terminology related to equipment specific for your area of expertise.
Preparing for conference presentations: this will start with the first stage of presenting at a scientific conference i.e. submission of an abstract. A scientific abstract related to your area of expertise will be reviewed and discussed in small groups and a presentation delivered on this topic followed by questions and answers. Presentation skills will be covered throughout the course through sessions exploring presentation structure, useful phrases, and linking
sections. Sample videos of good and bad scientific presentations will be reviewed in class. Participants will be required to give an informal initial presentation followed by a short, formal scientific presentation at the
end of the course.
Other Course features:
- Sessions will be delivered by a number of expert lecturers together with experienced English language lecturers.
- A clinical visit at the local University Hospital.
- Accommodation can be provided with host-families or hotels.
- Participants will receive a Certificate of Completion
- Evening events will be arranged for all participants during the course.