Learning English in Mongolia

Doctor-Patient Conversations


Table of Contents | Links & Resources | Dedication



Doctor-Patient Conversations for Non-Native English Speakers aims to help those doctors and nurses communicate better with patients who speak English. Doctors who speak English as a second language might speak very well using medical English with other doctors, but may have little experience using everyday English when talking to patients about their health. These lessons aim to fill that gap.

These lessons follow the same outline as our online Medical English lessons. You can study the Doctor-Patient Conversation lessons alone or with ‘Anatomy & Physiology‘ and/or ‘Medical Terminology‘.

This is new for 2017 and is an ongoing project. Below, you will find links to completed sections of the online lessons, which will be added every week, so keep coming back.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: General Conversations

  • Chapter 1. Greetings and Introductions
  • Chapter 2. Making an Appointment
  • Chapter 3. Patient History
  • Chapter 4. Phone Conversations

Unit 2: Support and Movement

  • Chapter 5. The Integumentary System
  • Chapter 6. Skeletal System
  • Chapter 7. Axial Skeleton
  • Chapter 8. The Appendicular Skeleton
  • Chapter 9. Joints
  • Chapter 10. Muscle Tissue
  • Chapter 11. The Muscular System

Unit 3: Regulation, Integration, and Control

  • Chapter 12. The Nervous System
  • Chapter 13. Anatomy of the Nervous System
  • Chapter 14. The Somatic Nervous System
  • Chapter 15. The Autonomic Nervous System
  • Chapter 16. The Neurological Exam
  • Chapter 17. The Endocrine System

Unit 4: Fluids and Transport

  • Chapter 18. The Cardiovascular System: Blood
  • Chapter 19. The Cardiovascular System: The Heart
  • Chapter 20. The Cardiovascular System: Blood Vessels and Circulation
  • Chapter 21. The Lymphatic and Immune System

Unit 5: Energy, Maintenance, and Environmental Exchange

  • Chapter 22. The Respiratory System
  • Chapter 23. The Digestive System
  • Chapter 24. Metabolism and Nutrition
  • Chapter 25. The Urinary System
  • Chapter 26. Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance

Unit 6: Human Development and the Continuity of Life

  • Chapter 27. The Reproductive System
  • Chapter 28. Development and Inheritance

Links & Resources


I would like to dedicate these lessons to all of my English students who were doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. But I especially want to thank those medical students who studied hard in my classes and went on to be wonderful, dedicated doctors in Mongolia.

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