International Medical English

International Medical English

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This reference manual has been designed to meet the needs of medical scientists, students and doctors around the world who do not speak English as a first language. Unlike most guides, this is not an exercise book, but acts as "do-it-yourself" guide through the various situations where effective communication is needed. There are chapters on abbreviations and temperature conversions, as well as addresses of registration authorities and professional organizations around the world. It can be used for personal reference or as a supplementary textbook in a language class. The handbook includes hints on how to: present a paper in English at a conference; prepare a C.V.; conduct a medical consultation in English; write letters/postcards to colleagues; carry on a "coffee-break" conversation; make telephone calls within an hospital; write a medical paper in English.
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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 138 x 216mm
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748601910
  • 9780748601912

Table of contents

Speaking at medical meetings - anatomy of the presentation and a checklist; conference and seminar discussion; conference "coffee-break" conversation; the anatomy of a medical paper; catalogue of simple sentences; language functions in medical writing; avoiding sexism in medical writing; writing letters and notes; the C.V.; spelling it right; American and British spelling; telephoning; the consultation; taking a history; doctor-patient conversations; understanding symptoms; the language of doctor and patient; medical terminology; describing the body; temperature equivalents and conversion tables; numerical expressions - a guide to pronunciation; vocabulary check-list; medical abbreviations; surgical and medical equipment; medical English examinations; English language examiniations.
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