This course is designed for healthcare professionals who have little or no knowledge of conversational Hokkein to communicate with patients and their family members. The course aims to develop basic listening and speaking skills with an emphasis on accuracy and fluency. Participants will also gain insight into the Hokkien culture. English will be used as the medium of teaching to facilitate learning.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:• Converse in simple Hokkien with patients and their family members• Achieve a better understanding of patients’ concerns and needs• Answer enquiries in spoken Hokkien
General topics include:• Pronounciation• Greetings• Numbers-cardinal and ordinal• Asking basic questions and answering enquiries• Describing processes, objects and people• Anatomy description• Functional language used in consultations• Giving instructions• Explaining and reassuring• Paraphrasing and clarifying• Advising and warning• Body anatomy system – cardiovascular, dental, gynecological, musculoskeletal, neurological, ophthalmological, respiratory.• Understanding symptoms – common medical expressions used by patients and family members
SingHealth Academy, Inspiration RoomConnection One, 168 Jalan Bukit Merah, Tower 3, #06-07, Singapore 150168
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