Basic Finnish for Medical Professionals

Learn to use Finnish in the most common situations at the doctor's appointment in a clinic and hospital.
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  • Lectures 40
  • Contents Video: 33 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

The course is meant for students who have a little or minimal knowledge about medical Finnish.

The course consists of 9 (nine) chapters where we go through the following:

- meeting the patient

- asking questions about the patient's health

- answering the patient's questions

- giving the diagnosis

- discussing the symptoms of most usual diseases.

All chapters are audio recorded. While you are listening the chapter, you see the slides with the responsive text appearing on your screen as well.

The course gives you tools to manage in the most common situations that you come across when working in Finnish speaking hospital or clinic.

What are the requirements?

  • You need your computer and a set of headphones.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • • Use Finnish in everyday work situations at the doctor's appointment
  • • Use the most common vocabulary needed in these situations
  • • Ask information from the patient, give a diagnosis, talk about follow up procedures

What is the target audience?

  • Should: Students who want to learn the basic vocabulary of medical Finnish
  • Should: Students who have studied or used medical Finnish some time ago and need to refresh their knowledge
  • Should not: Students who have studied medical Finnish for longer than six months
  • Should not: Students who already work in Finnish speaking hospital or clinic and are familiar with basic vocabulary

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Tervetuloa kurssille! Welcome to the course!
02:36
Section 1: Potilaan tapaaminen. Meeting the patient.
Vastaanotolla. At the appointment.
00:31
00:41

Learn to ask questions about patient's general health status.

Section 2: Kipu ja särky. Aches and pains.
01:46

Learn to describe symptoms and usage of three grammatically different verbs of aching ('sattua', 'koskea' and 'olla kipeänä').

00:59

Learn to describe the location of the pain.

00:30

Learn to describe the pain.

00:31

Learn different time expressions to tell when the pain started.

00:59

Learn to use time expressions to talk about the duration of the pain.

Section 3: Tutkimushuoneessa. At the examination room.
02:22

Learn to give instructions to the patient during the examination process.

Section 4: Sairauksia ja niiden oireita. Diseases and their symptoms.
00:37

Learn to describe the symptoms of a cold.

00:31

Learn to describe the symptoms of the flu.

00:20

Learn to describe the symptoms of an ear infection.

00:26

Learn to describe the symptoms of a norovirus.

00:29

Learn to describe the symptoms of pneumonia.

00:24

Learn to describe the symptoms of an allergy.

00:32

Learn to describe the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma.

00:23

Learn to describe the symptoms of pregnancy.

00:33

Learn to describe the symptoms of heartburn.

00:36

Learn to describe the symptoms of lactose-intolerance.

00:28

Learn to describe the symptoms of celiac disease.

00:46

Learn to describe the symptoms of arthrosis.

00:34

Learn to describe the symptoms of diabetes.

00:32

Learn to describe the symptoms of disc herniation.

00:49

Learn to describe the symptoms of depression.

Section 5: Jatkotoimenpiteitä. The next steps.
00:26

Learn to inform the patient about the next steps with respect of the examination or treatment.

Section 6: Lääkärin suosituksia. The doctor's recommendations.
01:42

Learn to give recommendations to the patient. Learn to express necessity by using verbs 'täytyy', 'pitää', 'tulee' (must, need to).

Section 7: Lääkkeiden annosteluohjeet. Taking the medicine.
00:22

Learn to give instructions on when to take the medicine.

00:48

Learn to give instructions on how to take medicine.

00:32

Learn to give instructions on how often to take the medicine.

00:47

Learn to talk about the side effects of the medicine.

Section 8: Mitä minun täytyy tehdä, jos... What do I have to do if...
00:27

Give the patient instructions on what to do if she has diabetes.

00:16

Give the patient instructions on what to do if she has a cold.

00:14

Give the patient instructions on what to do if she has elevated blood pressure.

00:19

Give the patient instructions on what to do if she has exercise-induced asthma.

00:21

Give the patient instructions on what to do if she has osteoporosis.

00:23

Give the patient instructions on what to do if she has heartburn.

Section 9: Diagnoosi ja hoito. Diagnosis and treatment.
00:39

The questions that the patient may have after hearing about the diagnosis.

00:43

The questions that the patient may have regarding the treatment.

00:24

The questions that the patient may have regarding the recovery.

Section 10: Harjoita! Practice!
Harjoita! Practice!
05:20

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Instructor Biography

Kersten Kimura, PhD in Finnish. Teacher and translator of Finnish, English and Estonian. Editor and journalist.

I have taught Finnish to medical students since 2007. My students have been general practitioners, dentists, radiologists, anesthesiologists and more.

I have also translated health related books from English and Finnish into Estonian, for example, The Paleo Diet (Loren Cordain) and Diabetes and the Metabolic Syndrome (Nasseem Malouf).

In 2014 I received my PhD in Finnish (University of Tartu). I have also studied and worked in several other universities, for example the University of Helsinki and University of Tampere (Finland) and University of California, Berkeley (USA).

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