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CRICOS Course Code: 075792J

English for Health Professionals (EHP) Course

This specialised course is for students interested in learning English for use in the Health Professions. It is aimed at foreign trained health professionals such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, medical students, etc.

Key Aspects

Starting any Monday

Super Intensive 23h/week

AM: General English
PM: EHP

Twice a year, SCE organises a visit to a hospital in Sydney

Teachers can provide a reference letter upon request for students to use for future career opportunities

The average class size is 12 students

Timetable

time
monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
08:30 - 10:00
10:15 - 11:45
12:45 - 13:45
13:50 - 14:50
15:00 - 16:00

General English

English for Health Professionals

Supervised Self-Access

English for Health Professionals is not only for doctors and nurses. Many students would benefit from studying EHP including:

Students going into a career in interpreting and translating

Health professionals who want to communicate well with English speaking patients and colleagues

Students who plan to have a career in social work

People who want to improve their medical vocabulary and be able to talk about their own or their family’s health issues fluently

Students who need to build their medical vocabulary before starting OET

Key Aspects

If a student is a high Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate English level, combine GE + EHP1

If a student is Intermediate to Upper Intermediate English level, combine GE + EHP2

If a student is Upper Intermediate to Advanced English level, they could join the OET Preparation course

Students working towards English proficiency and looking to gain confidence can study further in Cambridge Preparation

Course Sample

OPtion: EHP 1 Sample lesson plan unit 5 - pain

monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
12.45 - 1.45 pm
12.45 - 1.45 pm
12.45 - 1.45 pm
12.45 - 1.45 pm

Unit 5 PainSpeaking p28 Pair speaking activity: Assess each other's tolerance for pain

Vocabulary p28

  • - Your own pain
  • - Types of pain
  • - Severity of pain

Vocabulary Pair review of previous week's vocabulary Weekly vocabulary quiz: Dictation followed by sentence making

Language Review p29: Comparatives and superlatives

Homework feedback

Discussion based on quiz TB p83 How sensitive are you?

Reading p31 What is the role of pain? Vocabulary p31 Verb/ noun collocations

Writing p32 Error correction of model paragraph and writing a short pain report for a patient

1.50 - 2.45 pm
1.50 - 2.45 pm
1.50 - 2.45 pm
1.50 - 2.45 pm

Listening p29 4 patients describe their pain Aim: Complete a pain chart

Homework: Revise last week's vocabulary

Cant'd... N.B. All practice is in a medical context e.g. Which painkillers are most effective Listening p30 Pain Relief during labour Pronunciation p30 Practiciation vowel sounds

Homework: TB p82 Comparatives

Speaking Patient Care: Questions to ask patients about their pain p32 Role play: Students interview "patients" to assess pain

Homework: Revise today's vocabulary

Topic: Reffered Pain p32 Students look at a diagram and discuss areas of refered pain

Teacher's choice Supplementary activities to consolidate unit

Homework: Weekly vocabilary List/ optional additional reading VB p22

OPtion: EHP 2 Sample lesson plan unit 2 - admission by referral

monday
tuesday
wednesday
thursday
friday
12.45 - 1.45 pm
12.45 - 1.45 pm
12.45 - 1.45 pm
12.45 - 1.45 pm

Unit 5 PainSpeaking p28 Pair speaking activity: Assess each other's tolerance for pain

Vocabulary p28

  • - Your own pain
  • - Types of pain
  • - Severity of pain

Vocabulary Pair review of previous week's vocabulary Weekly vocabulary quiz: Dictation followed by sentence making

Language Review p29: Comparatives and superlatives

Homework feedback

Discussion based on quiz TB p83 How sensitive are you?

Reading p31 What is the role of pain? Vocabulary p31 Verb/ noun collocations

Writing p32 Error correction of model paragraph and writing a short pain report for a patient

1.50 - 2.45 pm
1.50 - 2.45 pm
1.50 - 2.45 pm
1.50 - 2.45 pm

Listening p29 4 patients describe their pain Aim: Complete a pain chart

Homework: Revise last week's vocabulary

Cant'd... N.B. All practice is in a medical context e.g. Which painkillers are most effective Listening p30 Pain Relief during labour Pronunciation p30 Practiciation vowel sounds

Homework: TB p82 Comparatives

Speaking Patient Care: Questions to ask patients about their pain p32 Role play: Students interview "patients" to assess pain

Homework: Revise today's vocabulary

Topic: Reffered Pain p32 Students look at a diagram and discuss areas of refered pain

Teacher's choice Supplementary activities to consolidate unit

Homework: Weekly vocabilary List/ optional additional reading VB p22

LOOK WHERE I AM NOW!

EHP Student

I studied English for Academic Purposes and English for Health Professionals at SCE. Now I’m working as a registered nurse at Prince of Wales Hospital!

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