English for Healthcare

English for Healthcare is designed to prepare learners for careers in general medicine,
specialized medical fields and high-stakes work environments.

In this course, learners are taught how to describe diseases and conditions, interact with doctors and patients, use key terminology on the job and more.


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This unit will introduce learners to the basics of human anatomy and about the different systems that make up a human body.

Learners will watch videos and read articles about common diseases, including the symptoms and treatments associated with each one.

Learners will listen to real conversations and read about different kinds of medications, why they are prescribed, and how they are taken.

In this unit you will learn about nursing and other jobs associated with working in a hospital and some of the procedures done in them.

Learners will watch videos and read articles about the basics of genetics and chromosomes, the building blocks of life and who we are.

Learners will study the science of pathology and how different cancers are diagnosed, studied, and treated.

Learners will become familiar with gynecology and obstetrics and will watch and listen to videos on pregnancy, detecting birth defects, and prenatal testing.

Learners are introduced to pediatrics, the branch of medicine that deals with children. They will hear from doctors who work with children and learn about contemporary pediatric issues.

Learners will review the most common surgeries and procedures in the medical world.

Learners will observe how optometrists give eye exams, diagnose vision disorders and treat them.

Review the English for Healthcare course with current news stories from each unit.