FutureLearn offers, in cooperation with King’s College London in the UK, a free online course: English for Healthcare. Develop your language and communication skills for a career in healthcare and learn new healthcare vocabulary in English.
About English for Healthcare course
Learn the language and vocabulary of healthcare professionals.
The language of healthcare can be complex. On this course, you will develop your English language skills and learn vocabulary for a career and study in healthcare.
You will learn healthcare terminology and how to communicate in different professional situations. You will practise your listening skills with recordings of healthcare professionals and test your knowledge by writing the answers to discussion questions.
Upon completion of this course, you will feel more confident using healthcare language and you will have explored what it’s like to use these language skills in a healthcare setting.
|Offered by||FutureLearn platform in cooperation with King’s College London.|
|Course duration:||4 weeks.|
|Weekly study:||3 hours.|
|Price||Free of charge.|
|Certificate upon Completion||Available with the paid version.|
|Already enrolled||87,279 students.|
What topics will the course cover?
- Working and learning in the hospital
- Experiences of patients
- Symptoms and diagnoses
- Taking notes and clear communication
- Working in different healthcare contexts: Caring for patients in the home; Healthcare interventions in the community.
- How to write reflectively
What will you achieve after course completion?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Apply language skills to a range of healthcare contexts and situations. For example: using adjectives to describe symptoms, using vocabulary related to problems/solutions and causes/effects
Interpret different genres typical of healthcare, including instructions, notes, reflective journals, registration forms
Explore new vocabulary and terminology relating to healthcare
Identify suitable communication modes for different professional situations, for example when giving instructions to patients
Reflect on your learning, and practice writing a reflective journal. Apply language skills to evaluate your experiences
Collect and record medical information by reading and listening for specific information
Who is the course for?
This course will be of interest to anyone looking to develop their English language and communication skills in a healthcare setting.
How to enroll English for Healthcare Course for free
The first step is to check the course’s official website and click on “Join Now”. In order to join the course, you need to create a free account on Futurelearn website. Once you signed in, a welcome to the course page will pop up for you. That’s it! enjoy your free course!
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