The Matt Christie Institute of Australia

The Matt Christie Institute of Australia

"striving for academic excellence"

Wagga Wagga Intensive (OET Preparation)

Course Code: MCEHPI18

Course Description

The MCIOA Certificate of English for Health Professionals (OET) is designed to improve the four (4) macro skills of reading, writing, listening & speaking with a focus on the Occupational English Test. This course is designed to assist in mastering the skills required for the OET Test, working in an English speaking healthcare setting or those seeking career progression in an English speaking environment. Our certificate course is suitable for the following 12 health & allied health professions: dentistry, dietetics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, optometry, pharmacy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography, speech pathology & veterinary science. Our course is a OET Preparation Course and is suitable for those who have never taken the OET test before.

MCIOA Accreditation:

The CPD Group accredited the Matt Christie Institute of Australia in November 2017 for its learning activities, events and e-learning courses across various sectors.

Who is the English for Health Professional Certificate suitable for?

· Health professionals needing to develop English skills in a health context

· Those seeking entry to any of the MCIOA short or long courses

· Those that are preparing for the Occupational English Test

· Health professionals seeking career progression

· Those who work in an English-speaking environment & need to further develop their English skills

Course Content: 

Subject Code: MHPWC18 

Health Professional Writing (OET) 

  • Writing skills
  • Letter writing including: formal & informal letters, patient referral letters, hospital admissions letters, reminder letter to patients, patient discharge letters and more
  • Hand writing skills
  • Linking information
  • Using paragraphs
  • Writing longer sentences
  • Planning to write
  • Organising the task
  • Understand the writing assessment criteria

Subject Code: MHPSC18 

Health Professional Speaking (OET)

  • Clinical setting
  • Public and private hospital settings
  • Effectively communicate -Different medical situations -Medical related scenarios
  • Dialogues related to various medical settings
  • Speaking using tone, diction, fluency, accuracy & volume, which covers typical patient scenarios in Australia
  • Pronunciation & appropriate language for when dealing with people in all contexts e.g. hospital settings & private clinics
  • Functional language, taking patient histories, giving explanations, giving advice, aggression conversation & giving re-assurances
  • Dealing with children, teenagers, adults & older Australians
  • Understand the speaking assessment criteria

Subject Code: MHPLC18 

Health Professional Listening (OET) 

  • Listening to passages and dialogues
  • Listening for detail
  • Predicting before you listen
  • Listening for gist
  • Hand writing speed
  • Writing in note form
  • Scanning headings and questions
  • Using headings to guide you
  • Looking ahead
  • Planning for listening

Subject Code: MHPRC18 

Health Professional Reading (OET)

  • Practice reading skills with reference materials, hospital documents, medical reports, and medical related charts
  • Speed reading & comprehension
  • Reading for specific purposes
  • Understanding the text & being able to answers specific questions relating to the text
  • Reading for information
  • Reading for gist
  • Reading for main ideas
  • Sequence of steps
  • Reading for detail
  • Using context to guess meaning

Our Fees:

Tuition Inclusions: $400 Lectures and accredited certificate of completion

Admissions, service and materials fee: $200 Student workbooks, handouts, Wi-Fi and use of library

MCIOA provides complimentary tea, coffee and biscuits for all students

Duration: 5 Days

Course Delivery Modes:

Students will participate in lectures, tutorials, one on one assessment and mock exams each day

Entry Requirements:

Previous OET Test Results + Interview with the institute Principal

Admissions Dates:

This course is conducted during the week of the Occupational English Test. If the test day is on a Saturday, classes will be conducted from Monday to Friday and if the test is on a Sunday, your classes will be conducted from Tuesday to Saturday. Please check with the institute prior to admissions.