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In Essential Grammar for Healthcare, you learn how to use verb forms to describe the present, past and future. You learn how to ask for advice, make requests, given instructions and make suggestions. You learn how to use articles, adverbs, adjectives and prepositions. You learn how to describe possibility, ability and necessity.

Knowing how to use grammar enables you to communicate accurately when speaking and writing, understand what others say and read texts correctly.

Grammar provides fundamental building blocks of any language. This course gives you clear guidance on a wide range of tenses and functions. By using video inputs, clear explanations and lots of practice, you get to understand essential structures and how they are used.

This online English language course has a strong practical focus throughout. The language you study is contextualised at all times so you can clearly see how it is used by healthcare professionals and patients.

At the end of this course, you will be able to use a wide range of grammar in a wide range of healthcare contexts with confidence and accuracy and you will have built a strong foundation for further study.

  • Healthcare professionals
  • Healthcare students
  • OET candidates
  • English for Medical Purposes teachers
  • Anyone with an interest in grammar and how it is used in healthcare-focused English
  • How to form and use verbs to describe the present, past and future
  • How to make conditional sentences
  • How to ask a wide range of questions
  • How to form and use the passive
  • How to use articles, determiners and quantifiers
  • How to use a range of adverbs and adjectives
  • How to give advice and make suggestions, requests and offers
  • How to describe ability, possibility, obligation and necessity
  • How to use a wide range of prepositions
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CPD accreditation

This course is accredited by the CPD Standards Office in the UK. At the end of the course, you receive an official certificate for 24 CPD points.

Up-to-date topics

Topics are up-to-date and include Covid-19, mental health, clinical communication, patient interviews, technology in healthcare, disability and lifestyle.

Ros Wright

Ros Wright is an internationally-renowned and respected writer and expert in English for Healthcare. Her many publications include Good Practice (Cambridge University Press), English for Nursing 1 & 2 (Pearson Longman), OET Speaking & Writing Skills Builder (Express Publishing), English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies (Garnet) and English for Health and Social Care Workers (Pavilion Publishing).

Ros has over 20 years’ experience working with healthcare professionals and students. She is passionate about helping strengthen their clinical communication skills and ultimately ensure improved patient care.

Ros is also former President of TESOL France, General Secretary of the European Association of Language Teachers for Healthcare and is currently a Trustee of IATEFL.