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Medical English – Common Problem Areas for non-native Speakers

Level:
Foundation
Area:
Code:
LWF4b
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
This workshop is primarily intended for medical writers whose native language is not English. Native speakers who encounter difficulties or need to be aware of the difficulties experienced by non-native English writers are also welcome. Participants should be prepared to contribute to group discussions and talk about the content of their pre-workshop assignment.
Objective:
Identify, examine and resolve challenges faced by medical writers who are non-native speakers of English, and many native speakers, when producing English-language medical and pharmaceutical texts.
Content:
The focus is not on basic English grammar, but on the use of English in the medical and pharmaceutical context. The pre-workshop assignment is designed to stimulate participants to identify problem areas when writing medical and pharmaceutical documents in English. The workshop leaders present and analyse selected topics from the participants’ pre-workshop assignments. Exercises performed during the workshop will constitute an interactive forum to discuss these and other problem areas. Participants will then be asked to apply the solutions proposed during the workshop in the post-workshop assignment. This workshop covers similar topics to the previous workshop ‘Medical and Pharmaceutical English for Non-native Speakers’ incorporating some new material.