Being able to communicate clearly and with empathy is a critical component of your work. Whether you’re speaking to colleagues, engaging with patients or providing support to families, being able to use – and understand – clinical language will have a direct impact on how well you do your job. That’s where Clinically Speaking comes in.
Build expertise in clinical English
Clinically Speaking is an English program designed to help first-year nursing students to improve their clinical language skills. It’s a four-day workshop program that combines medical terminology with general conversation skills, helping you expand your clinical vocabulary and build confidence in speaking, listening and reading in a medical environment. You’ll also gain access to a wealth of resources – such as podcasts and clinical videos – that you can access outside of the classroom.
Keep your patients safe
As well as preparing you to achieve the level of English you need for professional registration as a nurse, this program is focused on patient safety – it’s all about ensuring that you can give and receive directions, perform tasks and make decisions in order to optimise patient outcomes. What’s more, it’ll also give you the tools to interact more effectively with patients and their families.
Am I eligible for the course?
Clinically Speaking runs in Autumn, Spring and Summer sessions. If you’re selected for the program, we’ll let you know during your first year of study.