English for Health Sciences: Professional English

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Edition: 1st
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2006-05-12
Publisher(s): Heinle ELT
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The purpose of English for Health Sciences is to empower students with the language and life skills they need to carry out their career goals. To this end it provides ample opportunities for students to build awareness and practice the language in real-life scenarios. Its integrated skills approach develops the student's self-confidence to survive and succeed in professional and social encounters within an English-speaking global community. Health Science majors will immediately be motivated by the opportunity to prepare for their future careers by practicing their English language skills in the following job-related scenarios. Diagnosing Putting a patient at ease with small talk, taking a medical history, asking open-ended questions, presenting a case, and explaining medical tests and procedures to a patient Treating a patient Giving advice, explaining a case to a relative, explaining causes and treatments, giving discharge instructions, and calming people down Dealing with critical patients Describing and identifying causes of pain, recognizing and adopting supportive intonation, presenting a case in lay as well as medical terms, and breaking bad news Assisting in rehabilitation and long-term care Examining a non-verbal patient, communicating with the next of kin, explaining test results to patient and relatives, explaining the conditions of long-term care, and giving instructions for physical therapy Referring a patient Calling in a specialist, referring a patient to another doctor for tests and/or treatment, and giving post-operative advice

Table of Contents

Making the Diagnosis
So, what can I do for you?
Taking a medical history
I'd like to examine you
What's the preliminary diagnosis?
Let me explain your diet
To put it more simply
Team Project 1
Working Under Pressure
If you are not sure, ask
He'll be fine, Mr Slenkovich
Has he ever fainted before?
I'd like to ask you a few questions
We need to take a sample
Can I explain the procedure?
Team Project 2
Breaking Bad News
Can you describe the pain?
It's how you say it
It's getting you down, isn't it?
We need a psychiatric evaluation
It might be multiple sclerosis
Breaking bad news
Team Project 3
Calling In the Stroke Team
She can hardly speak
How many fingers can you see?
We need to run a few more tests
What medication would you prescribe?
Let's decide your rehabilitation plan
I'm going to teach you some exercises
Team Project 4
Referring A Patient
I can't put up with the pain
Thank you for referring the patient
Let's examine your mouth
Follow the post-operative advice
Your test results are back
A happy ending
Team Project 5
Unit Reviews
Grammar Resource
Picture dictionary
Audio Script
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