1. Course outline

  • Course name: English Reading for Medicine ( Level 1-3 )
  • Targeted students: Japanese first-year (freshmen) and second-year (sophomore) medical students.
  • Course objectives:
    • to help students build up basic terminology of medicine (prefix, suffix, body parts, symptoms)
    • to enhance students' basic English reading comprehension skills for better understanding of medical information
    • to help students improve their fluency and confidence in using English in their professional contexts.
  • Course levels:Course materialsAll the reading materials in the courses are relevant to medical topics which provide the students with up-to-date information about health-related issues, medical conditions, diseases, symptoms  and treatments. The assignment tasks presented in each course are relevant to the topics they read in the course. Students have to pass all the tests  and submit all the assignments to complete the course. 
    • Level 1: lower-Intermediate (TOEIC450-550, IELTS 4.5-5.0)
    • Level 2: Intermediate (TOEIC 550-650, IELTS 5.0-5.5)
    • Level 3: Upper-intermediate (TOEIC 650-800, IELTS 5.5-6.5)
  • Activities in each course:
    • For building vocabulary
      • Spell-out quiz
      • Matching quiz
      • Dictation quiz
    • For improving English reading comprehension skills
      • Reading task
      • Comprehension quiz
      • Assignment task

2. Self-reflection

The personal competency assessment tool (CAT) enables you to determine your current level of competency in English Reading for medical purposes. The outcome of your self-assessment can be used to guide which course is suitable for your study..

This is a test course for research work with Dr. John Clayton.

This is a test course for research work with Dr. John Clayton.

This is a test course for research work with Dr. John Clayton.