This lesson plan examines different ways in which a doctor can greet patients.
● Topic: Patient admission – greeting a patient
● Timing: about 30 minutes
● Lesson Type/Focus: speaking & reading
● Speaking: discuss and reflect on the different ways to greet a patient
● Conversation analysis: review a conversation for appropriate language and responses. Re-write conversation to make more appropriate
● Reading: rguided group research and discussion on the topic of greeting patients
The focus of this lesson is greeting a patient. The discussion activities encourage students to reflect on practices in their own context and country. The reading activities give an insight into practices in the UK. The conversation analysis/functional language section gives students input and practice in choosing appropriate phrases for greeting a patient.
Note: this lesson uses material from SLC’s course, ‘English for Doctors: Advanced Communication Skills’.
Put students into small groups to discuss the questions.
Re-group students and ask them report on the ideas from their group to their new groups. Open up to whole class and continue to discuss.
Note: If students have not had much experience in a patient-facing role, encourage them to also consider the questions from a patient perspective.
Error correction activity. Students work individually or together to find the mistakes in each sentence.
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