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ENGLISH FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

MINISTRY OF HEALTH, MALAYSIA

YEAR 1 SEMESTER 1

LANGUAGE SKILLS LANGUAGE STUDY ACTIVITIES CONTEXTS


1.0 Listening and Speaking The contexts of activities are drawn from
1.1 Pronunciation  Imperatives various disciplines (Basic Sciences,
 Enunciation  Sentence connectors Nursing Sciences, Behavioural Sciences
 Diction  Simple present tense or Health Sciences), at the workplace and
 Projection  Questions types  Role play social function. For example:
 Articulation  Adjectives  Simulation
 Adverbs  Commentaries  Bed-sponge
1.2 Presentation skills  Note-taking  Dressing wounds
 Explaining procedures while  Register  Oral presentation  Dispensing medication
performing task  Style  Explaining processes and  Teaching exercises for
 Giving talks  Audience procedures physiotherapy
 Voice projection  Occasion  Eliciting information  Case presentation
 Proxemics  Counseling  Giving talks
1.3 Communication skills  Giving instructions and advice  Eliciting accurate patient’s history
 Questioning critically  Spontaneous response  Communicating with:
 Responding to patients  Superiors
 Communicating with colleagues  Subordinates
 Eliciting information from patients  Intra/inter departmental staff
 Telephoning skills  Patients/clients
 Relaying information  Maintenance staff
 Sales representatives
1.4 Listening Comprehension
 Discerning main ideas
 Understanding sequence
 Inferring
 Predicting
 Carrying out instructions

2.0 Reading The contexts of activities are drawn from


various disciplines (Basic Sciences,
2.1 Reading Comprehension  Nouns Nursing Sciences, Behavioural Sciences
 Reading for main ideas  Singular and Plural  SQ3R or Health Sciences), at the workplace and

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 Reading for supporting ideas  Classes of nouns  Skimming social function. For example:
 Inferencing  Verbs  Scanning
 Skimming  Verbs to-be and main  Reading aloud  Medical vocabulary,
 Scanning verbs  Silent reading terminologies and expressions
 Guessing from contextual clues  Regular and irregular  Paragraph reading (APPENDIX C)
verbs  Substituting medical
 Anaphora and cataphora terminologies with “lay” terms
 Case studies
 Bed Head Ticket
2.2 Dictionary Skills  Expanding vocabulary  Word / vocabulary games  Prescription
 Extending vocabulary  Improving spelling: word  Journals
 Spelling patterns, families, basic rules
 Basic phonetic script  Root words, suffixes,
prefixes
 Syllabification
 Derivations
 Capitalisation

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