Learn Medical English Fast for Professionals and Students

Learn what you need to be successful in the Western medical environment
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  • Lectures 8
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2015 English

Course Description

  • Keynote presentation, colloquial medical English exercises, medical terms, symptons
  • Perfect for medical doctors, medical students and healthcare professionals wanting to improve their language in the Western environment
  • Flexible times to meet your demands

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Idiomatic Expressions
  • Clerking a Patient
  • Taking a Medical History
  • Introducing yourself to the patient
  • Gathering Information
  • The complete physical examination
  • How to write letters of referral, application letters, etc.
  • Common illnesses
  • The medical environment
  • Case Studies
  • Selling yourself
  • The British healthcare system
  • Medical vs. Colloquial English
  • Pronunciation tips
  • Functions of the body
  • Sample doctor-patient talk
  • Talking about symptoms

What are the requirements?

  • Download the exercises (provided in PDF form) and answers

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn the colloquial language in the hospital environment
  • Learn how to communicate with your colleagues and patients in English
  • Succeed in writing job applications or residencies for Western hospitals and universities

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for medical students, doctors and professionals

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Introducing Myself and the Course

Part 1: This lecture goes over introductions. How to properly introduce yourself to the patient with various samples.

Part 2: Gathering information from the patient

Part 3: Understanding pain and a helpful mnemonic

Section 2: Physical Examination, Questions, Common Illnesses

Part 1: The complete physical examination

Part 2: Questions to ask the patient regarding the different systems (i.e. Cardiovascular)

Part 3: Creating doctor letters about the patient


Part 1: Common illnesses and conditions. Understanding doctors' terms and lay terms with regards to common illnesses and conditions.

Part 2: Instruments and materials found in the hospital environment

Part 3: The patient's room

Part 4: Special clinical tests and procedures

Section 3: Case Histories

Part 1: Special clinical tests - we'll go over the terms so they're understandable for you

Part 2: Case Histories: 3 case histories with questions. Questions and answer sheet provided in the last lecture

Section 4: Writing Application Letters, Resumes and Reference Letters

Part 1: How to write the application letter for medical professionals and students

Part 2: Writing the reference letter

Part 3: The letter of application

Part 4: Curriculum vitae

Section 5: The British Health System, Communicating with Patients

Part 1: The British Health System. The ins and outs of what to expect in the British Healthcare System.

Part 2: Communicating with the patient. What the patient says, what you as a doctor can say. Examples of good communication.

Part 3: Going over colloquialisms - everything from colloquial conversations to colloquial symptoms

Part 4: Medicines - proper pronunciations of medicines


Part 1: We go over the functions of the body via colloquialisms, the senses of the body, etc.

Part 2: We go over doctor-patient talk, gynaecology sample conversations, and more

In this final lecture you'll be given exercise via PDF and answers via PDF too. 3 of the questions pertain to the Case Histories from the Lecture 4

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Instructor Biography

Uthman Bilal, English Teacher

I am a high school English teacher. I graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honorary Bachelor's in Arts in Science, specialising in English. I received my TEFL degree also from the University of Toronto - certifying me to teach English to non-native English speakers. I studied kinesiology and exercise physiology as well at university. Before I went on to become a teacher, I did personal training and IT computer work for private at-home clients. The IT work included web design, video editing, being part of an app design team, and much more. Afterwards I shifted to the education scene where I'm currently an English teacher in a private high school.

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