English for Healthcare

Midwestern Career College’s English for Healthcare program is designed for non-native medical professionals or aspiring medical professionals who require English language skills specific to the health-care field. The purpose of the course is to help students build vocabulary, listening, and speaking skills essential to success in English-speaking health-care organizations. Students will study key medical terminology and practice using it in speech and writing. Through readings, role-plays, listening activities, and discussion, students will learn how to communicate effectively with patients and coworkers in English-speaking hospital or clinical settings. 

Campus:Study format:Start date:Price:
Chicago Main CampusOnline1/10/2022$1,500/term
Program Length: 11 weeks/term


This program is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE).

Program Objectives 

After successfully completing this program/course, students should be able to: 

  • Define target terminology used in the study of human diseases in order to communicate with the patient. 
  • Obtain a patient’s chief complaint for a visit. 
  • Evaluate a patient condition by documenting the patient’s sign and symptoms. 
  • Explain the pathogenesis of a disease to a patient. 
  • Describe the diagnostic procedures related to a disease condition. 
  • Explain the prognosis of a disease with a patient. 
  • Describe common tests used to diagnose disease states in order to educate a patient. 
  • Outline and explain a plan of care for a patient after the diagnosis is established. 
  • Identify for patient’s treatment options with expected outcomes and prognosis. 
  • Describe preventive treatment plans, or care given to prevent disease. 
  • Explain treatment plans involving decisions such as palliative care and end-of-life issues. 
  • Describe behaviors important to a healthy lifestyle. 
  • State the signs and symptoms of cancer and identify the progression of cancer development. 
  • Describe the curative, palliative, and preventive methods used in cancer treatment. 
  • Differentiate between inflammation and infection. 
  • Describe the typical course and management of diseases and disorders associated with each of the body systems. 
  • Describe the effects of aging on the body systems. 

Admissions Contact Info


100 South Wacker Drive, LL 1-50
Chicago, IL 60606

312-236-9000 ext. 2


Business Hours:

Mon – Thu 9:00A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

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