English for Medical Professionals

The page last updated on 06/16/2010 at 18:50.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010
These activities were created for my Medical English students at the 3rd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague, CZ. They were designed to be used either in the classroom or as independent study tools. The content is also based on my lectures while I was teaching in the ACC Biology Department, Austin, TX. The goal of these activities is to integrate the learning of Medical English with the practical elements of medical studies and the problems solving elements of clinical medicine.

These activities are based on a systems approach to the human body and introduce elements of anatomy, chemistry, microbiology, pharmacology and physiology. The readings are original writings intended to expand the technical and non-technical vocabulary of students while they study. Each unit contains a variety of exercises for practicing different elements of grammar and vocabulary. Units contain other activities as well e.g. cross-word puzzles, doctor-patient dialogs, and quizzes. At the end of each activity there are also suggestions for teachers regarding additional class activities. Other activities include listening PODCASTS which accompany various activities within units and web based content to support the PDF materials. Images found in the text are from Google or Yahoo Image collections. They do not represent original artwork.

This is an OPEN SOURCE project intended to make a variety of materials freely available to Teachers and Students of Medical English. You are welcome to download the PDF files and PODCASTS for your use. You can reproduce the PDF materials for classroom use or for your personal study.

My desire is to continually expand the content with new activities. I welcome your contributions, suggestions and comments. If you have any ideas or activities you would like to see included in the units, please send them to me. While I may edit your contributions, your work will be credited to you when it appears in updated editions of this web site.

Check back often; the site is being continually expanded with new units and new activities. If a older unit is revised, it will be marked with an "" image; major revisions will be marked with a "" image.

Best regards,

Tom Secrest

What's New

The beta version of the interactive web page for The Blood and The Digestive System are now available for viewing. The Urinary System is viewable, but still under construction. I hope you can take a few moments and let me know what you think and offer any suggestions you might have on how to improve the layout or design. Making changes during the beta phase is much easier than trying to change things later. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Icons Used: 

= PDF; = downloadable; = streaming audio; = Open Office; = MS Word; Word 2007;

 = downloadable MP3; Flash presentation; PowerPoint; PowerPoint 2007; Streaming


Table of Contents


Unit Topic and Additional Materials

The Cardiovascular System

The Respiratory System

The Integument System
The Muscular System
The Nervous System
The Digestive System
The Skeletal System
The Endocrine System
The Urinary System
The Reproductive System
Taking a Patient History
Vocabulary Building Activities
Human Anatomy

Useful "free" downloads:

  Download Adobe PDF reader.

Download VLC MP3 player.

Download Google Chrome

Download Antivirus software

Download Open Office


What's New

My next project will be to convert the pages above into an interactive web site. I hope you can check back from time to time and see if any of the new web pages are of value to your continuing education in Medical English.
  The Blood (beta)

The Digestive System (beta)