Building English skills: English for Medicine

Medical abbreviations

Medical terminology

When studying medicine or the health science, you will encounter many new terms and abbreviations.

Useful MOOCs for writing in Medicine

Evidence based medicine involves the ability to use and to interpret statistics. Enrol in this course in basic statistics to learn the principles and language of basic statistics

Medical language and communication

The Library holds several resources designed for people from CALD backgrounds that are aimed at improving English language and communication in medicine. Below are a few recommended books, CDs and DVDs. 

Good practice is a course for doctors and medical students who need to communicate with patients in English. The course is for upper-intermediate to advanced learners of English and can be used in the classroom or by the self-study student.

A good book is for developing The Language of Medicine is written by Davi Ellen-Chabner.