English for Pharmacy Writing and Oral Communication

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008 - Foreign Language Study - 411 pages
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English for Pharmacy Writing and Oral Communication is a language skills textbook that incorporates pharmacy and medical language and knowledge. The textbook is intended for pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and practicing pharmacists whose first or best language is not English. The book integrates vocabulary, pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills, along with idiomatic language. English for Pharmacy Writing and Oral Communication has been written with the following goals in mind: (i) to serve the English language needs of students and professionals studying and practicing pharmacy; (ii) to assist pharmacy faculty, who teach pharmacy, and pharmacy technician students, whose first or best language is not English, with their pharmacy language learning needs; (iii) to help pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians, and practicing pharmacists develop and gain communication confidence; and (iv) to help those for whom English is not their first or best language to master a solid foundation of pharmacy-related language dedicated to patient communication and care. Topics include: Medical Vocabulary. Parts of Speech. Typical Medical Conditions and Patient Complaints. Medical Vocabulary Comprehension. Writing Exercise Listening and Pronunciation. Listening / Spelling. Pharmacist/Patient Dialogues. Idiomatic Expressions. Pharmacy Documentation Vocabulary. Pharmacy Documentation Vocabulary and Abbreviations. Pharmacy and Medical Abbreviations Exercises. Abbreviations Writing Exercises. Pharmacy Documentation Abbreviations Comprehension. Pharmacy Documentation and Standardised Patient Forms. Pharmacy Documentation. Forms Comprehension. Table of contents: * Chapter 1: Skin, Hair, and Nails * Chapter 2: Ears and Eyes * Chapter 3: Mouth and Nose * Chapter 4: Endocrine and Lymphatic System * Chapter 5: Chest, Lung, and Respiratory System * Chapter 6: Heart and Cardiovascular System * Chapter 7: The Abdomen and Gastrointestinal System * Chapter 8: The Musculoskeletal System * Chapter 9: Neurologic System and Mental Health * Chapter 10: The Urinary System * Chapter 11: Hepatic System * Chapter 12: Reproductive System * Chapter 13: Writing Pharmacy Documentation * Appendix A: Dialogues * Appendix B: Pharmacotherapy Workup Notes.

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