October 14, 2010 — The Anglo-European College of Chiropractic (AECC) is continually striving for innovation in the healthcare field and will be launching a series of ‘medical English’ language courses next month.
More than 44,000 overseas medical professionals moved to the UK to take up posts in hospitals and GP surgeries last year and around one third of GPs are non-UK qualified currently. While many professionals arrive in the UK with a sufficient command of English and are able to work without any problems, there a significant number who experience linguistic difficulties.
MESOL (which stands for ‘Medical English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses have been designed with various kinds of healthcare professionals in mind and are developed to fit around their busy schedules.
MESOL courses begin on Monday Nov. 8, with a “Health Professionals” course. This is a six-week long course and covers doctor/patient: greetings, establishing contact and opening questions, verbal communication, voice management, listening, and cultural awareness. The course costs £399 per week plus a £20 charge to cover teaching materials.
Through a combination of text-book based and practical sessions, health professionals will be able to improve their command of the English language and also organize their own customized studies and polish their medical presentation skills.
A MESOL course for Nursing will start on Monday 10th January 2011. This a four week course costing £199 per week plus a £20 charge to cover teaching materials.
Source: Anglo-European College of Chiropractic, www.aecc.ac.uk