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English for Healthcare Professionals


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English for Healthcare Professionals

Program Description:

The program will allow students to gain the theoretical knowledge and practice language skills linked to reading, writing, speaking, and listening within the working context of the healthcare / medical fields.

The English for Health Care Professionals program includes 120 hours of in-class education (theory and practice) 6-8 weeks.

The program contains two courses.

Career Opportunities:

Graduates may apply the professional language skills they gain in a variety of health care contexts, including health centers, clinics, hospitals, and medical offices of various sorts.

Credential Awarded: Certificate

Program Duration: 120 classroom hours over six weeks or part time.

Expected Homework Hours: 6 hours per week.

Completion Requirements:

Student must complete all aspects of both courses of the program in order to graduate.

Admission Requirements:

  • Evidence of IELTS 4 score (or equivalent)
  • Or, the student can pass the school’s ESL placement assessment which may include an interview

Required Textbooks and Equipment:

Textbooks and all other course materials will be provided by the college.

The main texts used are the student and teacher editions.

Oxford English for Careers (nursing); 2010, Grice, T., Oxford Press.

Career Pathways, Medical (2012), 2102 Evens V., et al, Express Publishing.

Delivery Method:

This program is delivered face-to-face, in-class at the College campus.

Learning Objectives:

General Objective: Competency in both practical language use and the theory necessary to understand the terminology and its context of use in healthcare practice. The program is focused on practical applications for new vocabulary and language as well as practical skills related to medical communication.

Additional outcomes to this program can be offered depending on the needs of the student cohort.

Course Updating:

The contents of this outline are accurate at the time of publication. Revision & updating the performed on an ongoing basis to ensure the material remain relevant and up to date.

Program outline:


Module Hours Fees
Module 1 – “Introduction to health care communication” 30 hours $995
Module 2 – “Improving health care communication” 30 hours $995


This program has been approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.