Ebooks available - Ebook version available through LuLu of English for Medical Purposes:Doctors and EMP: Health Care Assistants and EMP:The Heart
I realise that I have been remiss in the blog arena but I have been very busy with EMP matters. I have finally finished and published 'English for Medical Purposes:Doctors' which is about to be used by doctors in Brazil in a pilot programme in Belo Horizonte. There has been a lot of movement in language competency testing of overseas doctors and therefore a lot more interest in improving language skills either before working in the UK or soon after starting.
Doctors all around the world are keen to learn English for Medical Purposes for various reasons. They may want to improve their communication skills with patients and colleagues on the ward. They may need to speak English to patients in their own countries, e.g during events such as The World Cup or the Olympics. Some doctors want to improve their ability to present at English at medical conferences.
'English for Medical Purposes;Doctors' focusses on the communication skills doctors need to communicate with patients or colleagues. The contents of 'English for Medical Purposes:Doctors' are:
1 Introduction to the body
2 Introducing yourself
3 Starting with the patient interview
4 Talking to patients about the current complaint
5 Discussing vital signs
6 Examining a patient
7 Talking about pain level
8 Talking about tests
9 Discussing a diagnosis
10 Discussing surgery options
11 Wounds, infections and allergies
12 Discussing treatment
I have also started on Squidoo, a site which gives me the opportunity to showcase the books I have written and also write articles on various topics. It is interesting to see how people use a variety of online resources to make profitable or just plain interesting pages,called 'lenses'. Comparisons can be made before shopping for items on Amazon , and there are many lenses full of tips for teaching amongst other things.
co-author of 'Cambridge English for Nursing' Pre-Intermediate and Intermediate+
- Medical English: Spelling