Understanding Medical English: Pharmacy and Medications
What you'll learn
- Learn the basics of the US pharmacy system, including licensing, reading an insurance card, and key identifiers to know.
- Learn to counsel patients on a wide variety of medical devices.
- Improve reading comprehension.
- Learn about a lot of free resources to help learn English in the medical setting.
- Learn from a native-English speaking, US-licensed pharmacist!
- Be interested in improving your English ability in the medical and/or pharmacy setting.
This course will help medical professionals gain confidence in their medical English communication and reading skills, specifically with pharmacy and medications.
In this course, you will learn how to counsel patients in English on a wide variety of medication delivery devices, have the chance to hear about clinical topics, learn to pronounce some of the most common medications and medical conditions correctly, and learn the basics of the US pharmacy system. We will also go over the pharmacist licensing process in the United States.
To improve reading ability, there are a total of 5 reading comprehension exercises. These articles are all pharmacy industry articles, so you will gain exposure to vocabulary used in the pharmacy setting and better understand the articles you read.
I'll also provide you with multiple links where you can hear and read medical and pharmacy English for free, so you can keep practicing and get better and better!
Lastly, the pronunciation dictionary contains numerous downloadable audio recordings of pharmacy and medical words being pronounced, both slowly and at natural speed.
This course is great for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and other healthcare professionals who are non-native English speakers and are interested in improving their ability to communicate with English-speaking patients. It will also help healthcare professionals interested in becoming licensed and working in an English-speaking country.
Intro Video Music: BenSound
Who this course is for:
- Medical professionals who are non-native speakers of English
I am a community pharmacist with over 10 years of practice experience and medical writer with over 6 years of experience. I have written for a wide variety of publications, including consumer health, trade journals, peer-reviewed publications, grants, continuing education, and provider education.
I started writing for pharmacy publications as a hobby and grew it into a business that generates enough revenue to allow me to practice pharmacy part-time. I love to teach others and have precepted students on rotation, guest lectured at pharmacy schools, and taught workshops on a wide variety of topics.