Participants develop and strengthen their understanding of medical terminology as it is used in
a Canadian health care context. Language development will be facilitated through the use of case
scenarios, dialogues and discussions related to body systems, medications, and medication
administration as well as health care contexts. Through the use of reading for general meaning,
word expansions and vocabulary building, internationally-educated health care providers are able
to acquire career-specific language development.
Note: This course is intended for students who have English as a second language.
Please note that credit for this course does not count toward the requirements of the
Bachelor of Health Science degree.
After completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate English language skill and
- Body systems - anatomy and physiology, function and failure;
- Interviewing, reporting and recording for the purpose of obtaining a health history;
- Medication terminology and abbreviations;
- Pharmacology and medication administration;
- Wounds, viruses, and infections; and
- Treatments and interventions.
- Concepts of Health and Wellness
- Professional Caring
- Pharmacy Communication
- Physician Office Communication
- The Musculoskeletal System
- Cardiovascular and Circulatory Systems
- The Respiratory System
- The Gastrointestinal System
- The Neurological System
- Wounds, Viruses and Infections
- Pharmacology and Medication Administration
Required text and materials
- Computer microphone and headset.
- Webcam recommended.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course.
|Assignment 1: Interview
|Assignment 2: Information Report
|Assignment 3: Critiquing & Sharing
|Assignment 4: Writing a Case
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.