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Medical English Communication,

Invitation to MELSA Lessons

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☆2017 Schedule: Medical/Healthcare English Communication mini-lesson

 2017 Contents
January  a: the first visit, registration, inquiries, b: Regions of the body
February a: consultation, tests, treatments, cashier, b: The Skeletal and Muscular System
March a: colonoscopy, b: The Digestive System
April a: a complete medical checkup , b: The Blood
May  a: emergency room (ER) , b: The Circulatory System
June a: hospitalization, showing the ward, b: The Respiratory System
July a: giving help to inpatients , b: The Urinary System
August  a: paralysis , b: The Nervous System
September  a: medical examination & giving assistance , b: The Sensory System / The Skin
October a: diabetes , b: The Endocrine System
November a: obstetrics & gynecology, delivery , b: The Reproductive System
December a: pediatrics, immunization , b: The Immune System

☆2018 Schedule: Medical/Healthcare English Communication mini-lesson
 2018 Contents
January  a: emergency department; 1) reception desk, 2) examination room
b: 1) acronyms and abbreviations, 2) medical ethics / primary care
February a: emergency department; 3) giving injections, 4) explanation to a family member
b: medical terminology / lay terms
March a: meeting the patient; 1) self-introduction and first meal , 2) orientation to the ward
b: word formation / medical Terms
April a: meeting the patient; 3) asking height, weight, and temperature, 4) obtaining the patient's history
b: 1) terms for body surface, 2) anatomy & organs
May  a: general care of patients; 1) checking the patient's condition, 2) blood test explanation
b: 1) skeletal system / muscular system, 2) nervous system / endocrine system
June a: general care of patients; 3) drawing a blood sample
b: 1) physiology / pathology, 2) urology
July a: orientation for operation; 1) explaining about the operation: basic procedures,
2) explaining about the operation: anesthesia
b: microbiology / immune system
August  a: taking the patient into surgery
b: 1) pharmacology, 2) circulatory system / digestive system, ER (AED)
September  a: postoperative care; observation after operation (1) (2)
b: respiratory system / endocrine system
October a: postoperative care; urinary catheterization (1) (2)
b: cardiology / neurosurgery / neurology
November a: patient discharge; 1) instruction before discharge , 2) instruction on diet
b: urology / otolaryngology / obstetrics / gynecology
December a: appointment as an outpatient , pharmacy and filling a prescription
b: dermatology / ophthalmology / pediatrics

☆2017-2018 Schedule: Sports & Volunteer Avtivities English Communication mini-lesson

◆Additional warm-up listening and dialog practice from July in 2017.
Episode / Dialogue Episode / Dialogue 
# 1 Special interview (1)
The Tokyo 2020games vision and concepts  
#11  about volunteers at the golf event
#2 Special interview (2)
a massage for volunteers at the Tokyo 2020 Games
#12 about other recommendation being volunteers
#3 at the café (1) : about sports volunteers #13 about a typical day as a spotrs volunteer
#4 at the café (2) :
about an experience at the London 2012 Games
#14 a great chance for international exchange
#5 about communicatio in English and the proper mindset #15 being a volunteer at the swimming event
#6 about being a regional volunteer #16 to enjyoy the game as spectators
#7 how to apply for volunteer jobsat the sports competition #17 to learn the job of a medical support volunteer
#8 about marathon volunteers #18 to assist with a doping test
#9 about volunteers at bid competitions #19 to support at the judo event
#10 about volunteers' spirit #20 introducing Japanese culture "tea ceremony"

◆2018 Additional warm-up listening practice and words and phrases for sports
2018 warm-up listening practice words and phrases
for sports
January  Marathon: the basics bobsleigh / luge / skeleton
February Marathon: the rules of the game skiing / curling / hockey / ice hockey
March Volleyball: the basics volleyball / tennis / football
April Golf: the basics golf / baseball / basketball
May  Table tennis: the basics table tennis / badminton
June Trampoling: the basics gymnastics (1) / gymnastics (2)
July Synchronized swimming:
the basics
aquatics / canoe / rowing / sailing
August  Synchronized swimming:
the rules of the game
sport climbing / skateboarding boccia / goalball
September Equestrian: the basics athletics (1) athletics (2) / equestrian
October Shooting: the basics shooting / archery / cycling
November Wrestling: the basics  wrestling / weightlifting
December Boxing: the basics  karate J/ udo / fencing

◆Basic Theme: International Exchange, Sports and Volunteering, and Medical/Healthcare Communication◆
[ Communication in Daily Life: Basic] Small Talk for Daily Conversation
 1. first greetings, welcome greetings
 2. exchange greetings about seasons and weather
 3. praise, apology, advice
 4. enrich conversation with emotional feelings
 5. residential area, direction from the nearest station
 6. workplace, commute, transportation, designating area
 7. volunteer activities, community activities
 8. introducing club activities, sports for fun
 9. small talk for hospitality
 10. foods, beverages, smoking, coffee
 [Sports and Volunteering: Basic] Small Talk for Sports & Volunteer Activities
1. Break the ice; "Which sport do you like?"
2. general sports
3. experience of sports & circles
4. watching sports, cheer leader
5. track & field
6. combative sports
7. table tennis, volleyball
8. fishing, skiing, golf
9. baseball, soccer, golf
10. various kind of hobbies, the game of "go"
[Medical/Healthcare Communication: Basic]
Essential medical terminology, Basic Medical/Healthcare Communication and Volunteer Interpreting
 1. body feature, height and weight
 2. strength, health conditions
 3. illness, treatment, examination
 4. parts of the body, organs, medications
 5. diseases, injury
 6. symptoms, diagnosis of diseases
 7. the flu (influenza), common cold, burn
 8. regional medical service, home visit and care
 9. occupational diseases/hazards and care
10. disaster and care
11. receptionist at the counter in the hospital
12. direction guide (to show the way to ~), medical departments, medical professionals
13. consultation, treatment, account (cashier)
14. ER (emergency room), first aid, AED (automated external defibrillator)
 [Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM): Basic]
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM), Basic knowledge, Communication and Volunteer Interpreting
 1. registration, accounting, health insurance
 2. taking vital signs
 3. pains, pain scale (score)
 4. questionnaire
 5. at the acupuncture clinic
 6. physiotherapy, rehabilitation, shiatsu (finger-pressure therapy)

 
How to participate:
[Contact] MELSA Workshop Office. E-mail: melsa@outlook.jp

Participants: anyone who is interested in learning medical/healthcare English or in talking about
topics related to sports & volunteer activities in English.

The number of seats fixed: 18-20 or 25. It depends on the size of the room (first come, first served).
Each Application Fee: non-member; \2,000, annual membership/sponsorship member; \1,500.
Please pay at the entrance reception at the venue. If you want to be an annual membership/sponsorship member, \3,000 is available to take lessons twice.
Application deadline: it depends on the day reaching the fixed number.
Application form: accepted only by e-mail. Please fill in the form with your name, telephone number, e-mail address, occupation (option) and send to the following e-mail address.

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E-mail address

 

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[Medical/Healthcare English Communication mini-lesson]
Venue for Daytime & Nighttime class:
Tokyo Voluntary Action Center 10F (close to JR Iidabashi Station)
1-1, Kagurakawashi, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo162-0823
Venue for YOKOHAMA class:

Yokohama-shi, Namamugi-Chiku Center
4-6-37, Namamugi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama 〒230-0052
Venue for Sapporo class:
Kaderu 2.7, HOKKAIDO CITIZENZ ACTIVES CENTER 5F, room 530.
(The nearest Station is JR or Subway Sapporo Station.)
Kita 2-jyo, Nishi 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0002
Tel: 011-204-5100, Fax: 011-271-9827
 
[Sports & Volunteering English Communication mini-lesson]
Venue for Daytime & Nighttime class:
Tokyo Voluntary Action Center 10F (close to JR Iidabashi Station)
1-1, Kagurakawashi, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 〒162-0823
Venue for Sapporo class:
Kaderu 2.7" HOKKAIDO CITIZENZ ACTIVES CENTER 5F, room 530.
(The nearest Station is JR or Subway Sapporo Station.)
Kita 2-jyo, Nishi 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0002
Tel: 011-204-5100, Fax: 011-271-9827 
Venue for Fujisawa class:
Fujisawa Citizen Activity Promoting Center
Kojima building 2F, 1031 Fujisawa, Fujisawa City, Kanagawa,251-0052     

Medical English Learning Support Association (MELSA)NPO MELSA Office:

e-mail: melsa@outlook.jp
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Medical English Learning Support Association
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