Stages of healthcare

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing stages of healthcare. Stages of healthcare Symptoms – these are the signs of illness. For example, a headache and high temperature can be symptoms of a fever. Rehabilitation – this is the period after an illness or surgery where the patient is trying to return to … Read more

People in the medical field

The following vocabulary is useful for talking about people in the medical field. The people involved Medical practitioner – this is a formal term for a doctor or surgeon. Surgeon – a medical specialist who can perform surgery (cut open part of the body) Specialist – someone who has a deep understanding of a specific … Read more

Types of healthcare and treatment

The following vocabulary is useful for understanding and discussing types of healthcare and treatment. Types of healthcare Alternative healthcare – this is a term used by many western countries to describe more traditional types of healthcare that do not involve operations and pharmaceutical drugs. For example, acupuncture (see below). Western medicine¬† – the type of … Read more

Unit 4 vocabulary list

Unit 4 vocabulary list. Look carefully through the list to make sure you know the words and are confident that you can use them in your written or spoken English. Look up the meaning of any new words and put them in a sentence. Make a handwritten note of any new words, ideally in a … Read more