Become a Health & Pharmacy pro in English!

Master the English vocabulary related to your sector of activity.

Why master the Health & Pharmacy course in English?

Are you a healthcare professional seeking to strengthen your English language skills? The Health & Pharmacy course teaches medical vocabulary relating to infrastructure and different specialist fields. You'll soon expand your vocabulary related to anatomy, bacteria and diseases, which will facilitate your exchanges with other healthcare professionals the world over. Easily communicate about advances in health and pharmacy research, sharing the latest scientific advances, and making an active contribution in discussions.

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Health & Pharmacy Course

Total duration: 15h

45 real-life situations to give you hands-on training

500 corrected exercises to help you progress step by step

Certification at the end of the course to validate your level

Available level: Intermediate

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Health & Pharmacy course: what you need to know

Here are 16 words you should absolutely know if you work (or want to) in healthcare!

a nurse - someone trained to take care of patients, usually sick or infirm. They can work in a hospital or any other medical structure.

a rail - a type of support to hold onto, like a bar (side rail or handrail)

a hoist - a mechanical lifting device used to move someone from one place or

position to another.
Standing hoists may be used to raise patients off the floor.

a sling - a device used to support a part of the body, either to keep it immobile or

as a suspensory device for mobilizing patients

crutches - a walking aid, comprised of a pair of stick-like supports, which reduces

weight load on one leg and transfers this to the upper body to aid ambulation

a wheelchair - a chair fitted with wheels used to facilitate mobility for people

unable to walk, which is manually operated, or power driven

sharps - generic medical term for any instruments that are sharp and could cause

injuries, such as syringes and blades

hazardous - something that can be dangerous or risky for someone else

a swab - a piece of absorbent material that is used for cleaning away material,

taking specimen samples or applying medication

to safeguard - to protect someone/something against risk or harm. Beware, it is a verb used a great deal in healthcare. It’s the combination of 2 words, namely ‘safe’, meaning free from risk of harm or damage, combined with ‘guard’, meaning ’protect against’.

sanitiser - disinfectant, antiseptic gel also containing bactericide

a face shield - a protective medical mask that covers the whole face

splatter - spray of droplets or liquid

a gown - protective clothing worn over the health-worker’s clothes

healthcare professional bodies - professional organisations that regulate health

practices and medical staff

On GlobalExam, you will be able to find our Business program, a platform tailored just for your needs.

What is Business, exactly? It is a great training platform that helps you get any new professional skill you would need in English. It is divided in three different stages: Beginner, Intermediate, Expert. It is possible to start right away with a skill test in order to assess your level and begin your program the right way.

We provide different programs and they all focus on different goals:

Our lessons and vocabulary sheets are here to completely immerse you in in-work situations: you will have access to 25 scenarios, 500 life work situations and of course, remote classes and video coaching with our teachers.

Every question and exercise is corrected by our native teachers in depth, which provides further understanding of what you are learning.

Joining our Business program will also allow you to get certified at the end of every program and get your own english resumé!

Our programs are very adapted to each individual and their needs, here’s a little peek at one of our Health and Medicine lessons:

In the beginning of every lesson you will find what it will be about and its objectives: “This lesson will show you what medical devices are used to ensure patient safety in hospitals and how you can know what is needed in different situations.

After this lesson, you will be able to:

- describe different types of patient safety devices

- ask questions to clarify information

- explain patient safety procedures

- use the passive voice to explain procedures”

You will be asked a series of questions, or asked to complete mini activities which will help you check you understood everything perfectly. Here’s one of them:

Question 1: Match the beginnings of the sentences with the endings:

injuries can be inflicted by sharp


harmful effects might be triggered by taking out-of-date


infections may be caused by contaminated bodily


Correction: Notice how the passive is formed when using modal verbs to express possible consequences, for example, ‘injuries can be caused …’. It is a good idea to learn how to use this form to explain types of risks clearly to staff and patients.

Each lesson comes with an audio file to help you train your oral comprehension skill. Each correction is also in-depth and detailed so you can easily assess if you’ve understood correctly.

At the end of every lesson, you will find a short summary of what you just learned as well as some tips on how to keep practicing your brand new skill along with fun facts and trivia about what you’ve learned.

Here’s one of them: “Now that you know how to talk about hospital safety equipment and patient safety procedures, take the opportunity to practice these new skills when talking to other members of staff and see how much you can remember without checking your notes! Remember, practice makes perfect!”

Question 2: What do you think the six international patient safety goals in hospitals are?

Training with us and our Business program is also great if you want to improve your pronunciation and work with native speakers. Our teachers are all certified, qualified native speakers and are ready to help you with whatever you need.

You will find two different ways to train your skills with video coaching:

  • Individual classes: they are 30min. long and they allow you to work on what you really want to see. Your teacher will prepare the lesson according to your needs, in other words, you choose your own lesson!
  • Collective classes: they are 1h long and up to 6 people can join. It is a great way to learn from each other’s experiences and share what you learn with other people. Role-playing in work situations with other people is essential to practice and collective classes are a great means of doing it.

See our available themes below.

Making a phone call - every wednesday 6pm

Planning a meeting - every Thursday 7pm

Giving a presentation - every Friday 6pm

Participating in video & conference calls - every Friday 7pm

This video coaching feature is a great way to go further and enrich what you’ve learned in your lessons. You will actually practice and put your new skills to the test, which is one of the best ways to learn a language.

Practice makes perfect!

Not only will you enrich your knowledge, but you will also practice your oral skills. Knowing how to pronounce words is essential in English and our teachers will help you master speech delivery easily!

Our teachers follow your progress in every step of the way too You will get instant feedback along with tips on what you should improve.. or what was great! This is the best way to stay focused and be motivated in your learning process.