English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies – 2nd Edition Teacher’s Book

Patrick Fitzgerald, Marie McCullagh


A faculty-specific series for students in higher education.

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ISBN: 9781782607632

Upper intermediate to proficiency
CEF Level: B2 to C2  IELTS Level: 5.0 to 7.5+

Product Description

English for Medicine is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of medicine who are about to enter English-medium tertiary-level studies. It provides carefully graded practice of the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lectures and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist vocabulary they need for study in a medicine faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from medical lectures, which together with the reading texts cover the core areas of medical studies.

In the 2nd Edition, the course has been updated by the authors to reflect recent medical research and practice. The lectures, articles and graphics have been revised to incorporate new sources from the literature. The skills syllabus has also been updated, with new material on developing online study skills and more structured practice of key spoken language.

The Teacher’s Book includes:
• Detailed teaching notes on all exercises to help teachers prepare effective lessons
• Complete answer keys, including model written answers
• Full transcripts of all listening exercises, with audio provided online
• A lesson-by-lesson overview of each unit, including key learning objectives, page references and online resources for each lesson
• Comprehensive cross references to the Vocabulary Bank and Skills Bank in the Course Book
• Supplementary online resources, including:
– worksheets to support Course Book exercises
– audio for modelling pronunciation
– extension activities

Garnet Education’s English for Specific Academic Purposes (ESAP) series covers a range of academic subjects. It was released to acclaim in 2008 and won the Duke of Edinburgh English-Speaking Union English Language Award in 2009. In the 2nd Edition, the books have been updated to reflect a decade of developments in each academic discipline. The core skills and vocabulary syllabus has been revised for the needs of students in the 2020s, and new online resources have been added, including a digital Workbook and vocabulary practice activities on Quizlet.

Format: Paperback

Publication date: 11 Jun 2021

Number of pages: 264


Unit 1: What is medicine?
Unit 2: Achievements in medicine
Unit 3: Basic principles in medicine
Unit 4: Digital technologies in medicine
Unit 5: Causes and effects of disease
Unit 6: Biology and pharmacology
Unit 7: Clinical setting: acute care
Unit 8: Clinical setting: primary care
Unit 9: Non-clinical setting: public health
Unit 10: Evidence-based practice in medicine
Unit 11: Ethical issues in medicine
Unit 12: The future of medicine

Author details

Series devised by Terry Phillips • Updated for the New Edition by Edward Alden

Patrick Fitzgerald has worked in a variety of information- and teaching-related roles in healthcare and education. He holds a BA in Social Science and a Masters in Information Management and Healthcare Informatics as well as the DipTESOL. He has a particular interest in the development of learning materials for healthcare and the sciences.

Marie McCullagh is a Senior Lecturer in Professional Communication and Applied Linguistics at the University of Portsmouth. She holds an MA in Materials Writing and a PhD in Materials Evaluation and Design. Her research interests are needs analysis, materials evaluation and design, and technical communication.