Scientific Research and Healthcare

The following English courses which concern scientific research are recommended for UAB post-doctoral researchers, research associates, faculty, and other professional-level researchers whose first language is not English or whose academic/professional training has been completed outside the United States. Each class uses examples and materials from various biomedical fields and participants' own research to improve skills. The healthcare English courses are recommended for healthcare professionals working in a medical field.

Research Writing Strategies

Join post-doctoral trainees and other researchers who speak English as a non-native language for the scientific writing strategies course. Class size is limited to fifteen to maximize student experiences. Topics include:

  • Characteristics of American academic writing
  • Cross-cultural analysis of scientific writing
  • Overall organization of the research article
  • Organization and moves in the Introduction, Discussion and Results sections
  • English paragraph structure
  • Coherence and unity using logical connectors
English Grammar & Vocabulary for the Scientific Writer

Join post-doctoral trainees and other researchers who speak English as a non-native language for this English language skills course. Class size is limited to fifteen to maximize student experiences. Get feedback on your writing from our expert instructor and investigate the following topics:

  • Self-editing your grammar
  • Improving your sentence structure
  • Word choice and accuracy with vocabulary
  • English punctuation rules
  • English verb tense and voice
  • English articles and noun endings
  • English prepositions
  • Self-analysis and correction of your grammar mistakes
Presenting Research in English

Join post-doctoral trainees and other researchers who speak English as a non-native language for this English language skills course. Training will focus exclusively on the skills necessary for giving effective presentations of scientific research. Class size is limited to fifteen to maximize student experiences. Get feedback on your presentation skills from our expert instructor, and take steps toward these goals:

  • Organize your presentations more effectively
  • Get tips for PowerPoint slides, body language, and handling questions
  • Improve your pronunciation
English for Healthcare Professionals

Are you a non-native speaker of English working in healthcare? Would you like to do your job with greater confidence in your language skills? Join us for this English-language course for medical practitioners, designed to help you practice many of the following important communication skills:

  • Taking a patient history
  • Completing a patient examination
  • Describing treatment options
  • Breaking bad news
  • Dealing with sensitive situations
  • Talking with the elderly and children