A Manual of English for the Overseas Doctor

A Manual of English for the Overseas Doctor

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This manual has been designed for overseas doctors as a guide to English as it would be used in everyday situations in hospitals. It includes details of colloquial language needed or good doctor/patient communication, idioms, descriptive langauge used when taking case histories, the language of dentistry and drug addiction and medical abbreviations. There are ALSO guidelines on letter writing with examples provided. This edition includes details the new structure of the NHS and new colloquialisms, plus information on postgraduate training in the UK. It should be particularly helpful for those who are to take the PLAB test (Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 186 x 190mm | 291g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0443041881
  • 9780443041884

Table of contents

Special Note on Weight and Measures. The Structure of the National Health Service. The Organisation of a Hospital. Postgraduate Medical Training and Registration. Letter Writing. Case Histories. Medical Abbreviations. Descriptive Language of Systems Review. Colloquial English. Parts of the Body, Bodily Functions, Mental and Physical States, Diseases and Other Conditions, Reproductive Organs and Sexual Problems. Phrasal Verbs. Idioms. Language of Dentistry. Language of Drug Addiction
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