Basic Finnish for Medical Professionals
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Basic Finnish for Medical Professionals

Learn to use Finnish in the most common situations at the doctor's appointment in a clinic and hospital.
3.8 (22 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,178 students enrolled
Created by Kersten Kimura
Last updated 5/2015
English
Price: Free
Includes:
  • 33 mins on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • • 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
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Requirements
  • You need your computer and a set of headphones.
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.

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
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Tervetuloa kurssille! Welcome to the course!
1 Lecture 02:36
Tervetuloa kurssille! Welcome to the course!
02:36
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Potilaan tapaaminen. Meeting the patient.
2 Lectures 01:12
Vastaanotolla. At the appointment.
00:31

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

Perusterveydentila. General health status.
00:41
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Kipu ja särky. Aches and pains.
5 Lectures 04:45

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

Oireet. Mitä särkee? Symptoms. What is aching?
01:46

Learn to describe the location of the pain.

Kivun sijainti. The location of the pain.
00:59

Learn to describe the pain.

Millaista kipu on? What is the pain like?
00:30

Learn different time expressions to tell when the pain started.

Koska kipu alkoi? Milloin kipu alkoi? When did the pain start?
00:31

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

Kuinka kauan kipua on ollut? For how long have you had the pain?
00:59
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Tutkimushuoneessa. At the examination room.
1 Lecture 02:22

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

Tutkimushuoneessa. At the examination room.
02:22
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Sairauksia ja niiden oireita. Diseases and their symptoms.
15 Lectures 08:00

Learn to describe the symptoms of a cold.

Flunssa. Cold.
00:37

Learn to describe the symptoms of the flu.

Influenssa. Flu.
00:31

Learn to describe the symptoms of an ear infection.

Korvatulehdus. Ear infection.
00:20

Learn to describe the symptoms of a norovirus.

Norovirus.
00:26

Learn to describe the symptoms of pneumonia.

Keuhkokuume. Pneumonia.
00:29

Learn to describe the symptoms of an allergy.

Allergia. Allergy.
00:24

Learn to describe the symptoms of exercise-induced asthma.

Rasitusastma. Exercise-induced asthma.
00:32

Learn to describe the symptoms of pregnancy.

Raskaus. Pregnancy.
00:23

Learn to describe the symptoms of heartburn.

Närästys. Heartburn.
00:33

Learn to describe the symptoms of lactose-intolerance.

Laktoosi-intoleranssi. Lactose intolerance.
00:36

Learn to describe the symptoms of celiac disease.

Keliakia. Celiac disease.
00:28

Learn to describe the symptoms of arthrosis.

Nivelrikko. Arthrosis.
00:46

Learn to describe the symptoms of diabetes.

Diabetes.
00:34

Learn to describe the symptoms of disc herniation.

Välilevyn pullistuma. Disc herniation.
00:32

Learn to describe the symptoms of depression.

Masennus. Depression.
00:49
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Jatkotoimenpiteitä. The next steps.
1 Lecture 00:26

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

Jatkotoimenpiteitä. The next steps.
00:26
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Lääkärin suosituksia. The doctor's recommendations.
1 Lecture 01:42

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

Lääkärin suosituksia. The doctor's recommendations.
01:42
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Lääkkeiden annosteluohjeet. Taking the medicine.
4 Lectures 02:29

Learn to give instructions on when to take the medicine.

Milloin otan lääkettä? Koska otan lääkettä? When do I take the medicine?
00:22

Learn to give instructions on how to take medicine.

Miten otan lääkettä? Kuinka otan lääkettä? How do I take the medicine?
00:48

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

Kuinka usein otan lääkettä? How often do I take the medicine?
00:32

Learn to talk about the side effects of the medicine.

Lääkkeen sivuvaikutukset / haittavaikutukset. The side effects of the medicine.
00:47
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Mitä minun täytyy tehdä, jos... What do I have to do if...
6 Lectures 02:00

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

Diabetes.
00:27

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

Flunssa. Cold.
00:16

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

Kohonnut verenpaine. Elevated blood pressure.
00:14

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

Rasitusastma. Exercise-induced asthma.
00:19

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

Osteoporoosi. Osteoporosis.
00:21

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

Närästys. Heartburn.
00:23
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Diagnoosi ja hoito. Diagnosis and treatment.
3 Lectures 01:46

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

Yleisiä kysymyksiä diagnoosista. General questions about the diagnosis.
00:39

The questions that the patient may have regarding the treatment.

Hoito. Treatment.
00:43

The questions that the patient may have regarding the recovery.

Hoidon jälkeen. After the treatment.
00:24
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About the Instructor
Kersten Kimura
3.8 Average rating
22 Reviews
1,178 Students
2 Courses
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).