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 DowntownOn Campus4/17/2023$1,500/term
Chicago DowntownOn Campus9/11/2023$1,500/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. 


English for Healthcare is offered at Midwestern Career College’s Chicago Downtown campus, conveniently located in the heart of the Loop at 100 S. Wacker Drive. Click here for more information on this campus.

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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