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MEDILEARN:
MASTERING ENGLISH FOR MEDICAL SUCCESS

Course Summary

This course is intended for anyone who works in the practice of medicine or for students who are planning on pre-med studies and wants to improve their fluency in English as applied to the practice of medicine.

Dates
Duration
Location
Confirmed
Registration
12/02 - 16/02/2024
5 days
Krk, Croatia
pre-confirmed
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25/03 - 29/03/2024
5 days
Krk, Croatia
pre-confirmed
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06/05 - 10/05/2024
5 days
Krk, Croatia
pre-confirmed
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17/06 - 21/06/2024
5 days
Krk, Croatia
pre-confirmed
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29/07 - 02/08/2024
5 days
Krk, Croatia
pre-confirmed
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Course Detailed Description

This course provides a foundation in medical terminology targeted to a broad range of specializations. Participants are encouraged to request a focus on their specific area of medicine.

 

A comprehensive review of English medical phonemes will begin the course, enabling participants to assess new terminology. Common terms associated with each field of specialization will be discussed, emphasizing correct pronunciation, spelling and nuances of usage. Common medical abbreviations and acronyms will be reviewed. Laboratory and imaging reports will be studied. For conversation practice, we’ll engage in common interactions that occur with patients. If time allows, peer-reviewed medical studies and their common terminology will be discussed.

 

Taught by a native speaker with 28 years of clinical practice, this course will give participants more understanding and confidence with English in the clinical setting.
 

Topics

  • Learn medical phonemes to provide a foundation for understanding any terminology that may be encountered, now or in the future

  • Learn the core vocabulary for each area of medical specialization, with particular emphasis given to the focus, level and pace of the group

  • Learn common medical abbreviations and acronyms

  • Enhance vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation in both conversation and writing and the most relevant skills needed for successful communication

  • Gain the ability to operate comfortably with patients in a clinical environment

  • Gain tools and resources for future study

COURSE SCHEDULE (Day by day):

Day 1​

  • Introduction to the course

  • Course outline

  • Ice-breaking activities

  • Introduction of the participants, their goals for the class and their challenges, school presentations

  • Medical phonemes for each area of specialization

  • Pronunciation practice

  • Vocabulary of EENT, pulmonology and cardiology

  • Guided city tour

Day 2

  • Review of day 1, questions

  • Vocabulary of gastroenterology, urology, OB/GYN, andrology

Day 3 

  • Review of day 2, questions

  • Vocabulary of neurology, immunology, oncology


Day 4

  • Review of day 3, questions

  • Vocabulary of pharmacology: drug categories and their most common pharmaceuticals, mechanism of action, dosing

  • Common medical acronyms and abbreviations


Day 5

  • Review of day 4, questions

  • Vocabulary of laboratory and imaging reports

  • Common conversations in the clinical setting

  • Workshop - What do we take with us?

  • Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, discussion


Day 6

  • Peer-reviewed medical studies and terminology in common

  • Course closure and cultural activities

  • Excursion (optional)

  • Certificate awarding 

Course outcomes

By the end of this course, participants will:

  • Learn medical phonemes to provide a foundation for understanding any terminology that may be encountered, now or in the future

  • Learn the core vocabulary for each area of medical specialization, with particular emphasis given to the focus, level and pace of the group

  • Learn common medical abbreviations and acronyms

  • Enhance vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation in both conversation and writing and the most relevant skills needed for successful communication

  • Gain the ability to operate comfortably with patients in a clinical environment

  • Gain tools and resources for future study

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