English for Pharmacists 

Minimum entry level: Elementary

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Course description

English for Pharmacists course focuses on developing the skills needed to communicate clearly and effectively in any Pharmacy practice setting, including authentic Medical and Pharmacy vocabulary, pronunciation, listening comprehension, pharmacist-patient role-plays, idiomatic language and Pharmacy writing.


Course outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

– Use the language needed in the context of drug discovery and drug development
– Define in English the challenges, risk and cost of innovation within the industry
– Use the language needed to discuss good pharmaceutical practice including quality assurance controls, regulatory documentation and audit mechanisms
– Use the language to discuss issues around running a Pharmacy
– Use the language needed in order to discuss dosage and side effects
– Use the language needed for advice and recommendations on medication


Sample syllabus

– Job profiles
– Professions and departments
– New drug development and launches
– Cultural differences in marketing drugs and medicine
– Providing information
– Introducing oneself, one’s field, and projects
– Summarising action points
– Writing job ads

Substance discovery and product development:
– A new chemical entity
– Drug dosage forms
– Categories of drugs
– Asking about drug discovery and drug development
– Taking about time periods
– Asking for and giving opinions

Quality assurance and auditing:
– Good pharmaceutical industry practice
– Quality assurance audits, Laboratory safety systems
– Standard operating procedures
– Informing
– Asking questions during an audit
– Suggesting corrective action

Ready for testing in live organisms:
– Preclinical testing
– Clinical testing
– Dealing with authorities
– Experimental drugs on trial
Language: Describing a process
– Getting information
– Making suggestions
– Linking ideas
– Requesting information and responding directly

Drug safety and regulatory affairs:
– Pharmacovigilance
– Regulatory documentation
– Patient information
– Counterfeit medicines
– Reporting severe adverse events
– Asking about implications for a drug
– Giving general advice
– Giving strong warnings

Production and packaging:
– Safety requirements
– Production processes
– Packaging challenges
– Expressing moments in time
– Giving instructions
– Describing a process
– Giving presentations