English for Pharmaceutical Scientists

This tailor-made course has been developed with the support of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences to meet the specific needs of Pharmacy students who use English as a lingua franca.
The course covers all four competences namely: speaking, writing, listening and reading with an emphasis on productive skills. Materials are based on academic, research and common professional contexts, with an emphasis on the language relevant to working in pharmaceutical care and pharmaceutical research. Areas covered may include:

•    Pharmacy and medical vocabulary
•    Pronunciation
•    Pharmacist – patient dialogues
•    Speaking and writing in the laboratory
•    Prescription writing

During this course, you will share your professional knowledge of pharmacy in an English-language context, practise academic and workplace communication skills, increase your vocabulary, read current articles from newspapers and professional journals on pharmacy- and health-related topics to enhance your reading comprehension skills, hone your listening comprehension skills using authentic pharmacy and health-related materials, discuss topical issues in pharmacy with your peers, write for academic and workplace communication, and make presentations on topics related to your professional knowledge.

Entry requirement: min. 2 semesters of pharmaceutical studies.
Further information:
Course level:
B2+ [more]
Claudine Neyen [more]
Tuesday, 15h15-16h45
Course period:
26.09.2017 - 12.12.2017 (Herbstsemester 2017)
Credit points:
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Certificate of attendance:
In order to receive a certificate of attendance (available on request) for this course, you are not allowed to be absent more than maximum two times.
± 120 minutes / week
Course materials:
A script will be distributed electronically.
Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.
Course fee:
CHF 288 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for students and PhD candidates)
CHF 576 plus CHF 3 materials costs (for University employees)
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 20.09.2017
This course requires either an obligatory computer placement test or completion of a preceding course.
If you have not attended a preceding course, a computer placement test has to be taken prior to registration.
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
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