Course Overview

What is English for Health Professionals?

English for Health Professionals has been designed to assist overseas trained doctors to meet the spoken language proficiency levels required in Australia and other English-speaking countries. You will watch and analyse medical consultations, complete language and pronunciation exercises and practice key communication strategies.


Unit 1
- Taking a patient history
- Asking questions
- Using forms
- Active listening
- Studying consultations
Unit 2
- Brief physical examination
- Giving a diagnosis
- Explaining a condition
- Giving clear instructions
Unit 3
- Responding to a patient's concerns
- Building rapport
- Encouraging a flow of information
Unit 4
- Explaining the diagnosis
- Involving the patient in condition management
- Providing test results
- Safety-net and follow-up arrangements
Unit 5
- Follow-up consultations
- Counselling
- Non confrontational advice
Unit 6
- Useful phrases
- Listening exercises

Course Objectives

Achieving English proficiency levels required for registration in Australia or other English-speaking countries

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