English for Global Health

This semester course is tailor-made in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH). It is free of charge and open exclusively for students and staff of the Swiss TPH. Through the use of subject-specific materials that participants use in their studies and projects, they will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of written and spoken English language sources.

Some of the skills that will be practised include
  • interpreting, describing and summarising data,
  • listening to presentations and participating in discussions,
  • understanding and drafting abstracts and articles,
  • oral presentation of a problem and how it could be addressed,
  • strategies which help participants to express themselves with greater fluency and accuracy.

To be eligible for registration, you must first take a placement test. Register here for the placement test.

If you would like to participate in this course, please contact: info-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch

The course “English for Global Health” can be followed up by “English: Speaking and Writing in the Natural and Health Sciences”.

There will no class on 10 November and on 24 November 2017.
Further information:
Course level:
B2 [more]
Riana Paola [more]
Friday, 14h15-15h55
Course period:
29.09.2017 - 08.12.2017 (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.
± 90 minutes / week
Course materials:
To be announced.
A script will be distributed electronically.
Further details will be found in the course confirmation. Please do not acquire the course materials before then.
Registration deadline:
17.05.2017 - 22.09.2017
Replacement date:
The supplementary replacement date for lessons that might not take place is: 02.12.2017 from 10h - 16h
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