Medical English Books
Dilemmas in Health Care
Basiro Davey & Jenny Popay, 1993This book considers the major dilemas arising from the funding, organisatio and delivery of health care in the UK in the 1990s. 'Health care' is given the widest possible definition, stepping beyond the health service to include social, community and educational initiatives, in an analysis of the constraints on and opportunities for improving the nation's health
English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies - Course Book with Audio CDs
Patrick Fitzgerald, Marie McCullagh, and Ros Wright, 2009English for Medicine is a skills-based course designed specifically for students of medicine who are about to enter English-medium tertiary level studies. It provides carefully graded practice and progression in the key academic skills that all students need, such as listening to lecture and speaking in seminars. It also equips students with the specialist language they need to participate successfully within a medicine faculty. Extensive listening exercises come from medical lectures, and all reading texts are taken from the same field of study. There is also a focus throughout on the key medical vocabulary that students will need.
Medically Speaking - English for the Medical Profession
P.L.Sandler, 1982This book is designed to help doctors and senior medical students to communicate in English in the profession, e.g. talking to colleagues at conferences, on the telephone, during study visits, reading medical articles and writing reports. The reading and listening texts reflect the kinds of scenarios encountered by the medical professional, providing a context for the language study tasks as well as providing comprehension exercises
Oxford English for Careers: Medicine 1, Student's Book
Sam McCarter, 2009Oxford English for Careers is a new, up-to-date course where you learn what you need to know for a career in nursing. Learn the English you need to do the job; practise language in real work situations; learn the right vocabulary for speaking to patients and colleagues.
Oxford English for Careers: Medicine 2, Student's Book
Sam McCarter, 2010Oxford English for Careers is a new, up-to-date course where you learn what you need to know for a career in nursing. Learn the English you need to do the job; practise language in real work situations; learn the right vocabulary for speaking to patients and colleagues.
Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 1
Tony Grice, 2007Oxford English for Careers is a new, up-to-date course where you learn what you need to know for a career in nursing. Learn the English you need to do the job; practise language in real work situations; learn specialist vocabulary on every page.
Battle for Birth
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall tells the story of how the battle for birth has been waged between women, doctors and midwives over the last two centuries. This war has shaped the maternity services in the UK today. Penny talks to midwives, obstetricians, mothers and policy makers about the battles that have been fought to give women the maternity care they want.
Book of the Week - Suburban Shaman
Cecil HelmanTo be a good doctor you have to be a compassionate chameleon, a shape shifter - a shaman. Even if your adaptation to your patients' world happens at an unconscious level you should always work within their system of ideas, never against it...' So writes Cecil Helman after 27 years as a family practitioner in the suburbs of North London interlaced with training and research as a medical anthropologist, comparing a wide variety of health systems. This unique combination of frontline health worker and detached academic informs the many stories that make up this fascinating book.
Building a Healthier Britain - 01 Diabetes
Radio 4Early research in the 1990s suggested that babies born with a lower birth weight were at increased risk of developing diabetes in later life. This work has now moved on to show that the weight you put on after birth is more crucial. How effective is physical exercise on the rate of developing diabetes, and just how much exercise do you need to do in order to protect yourself? Richard Hannaford follows the population studies that have found the answers to these and other questions about the emergence of this condition.
Building a Healthier Britain - 02 Fluoride
Radio 4Adding fluoride to the water supply has always been a polarised debate. Some think it will prevent tooth decay while others say its safety has not been proven. Its not a new argument, 50 years of fluoridation studies are available but recently public health officials of both Scotland and England have revisited the issue. The difference is that Scotland has decided against increasing the amount of fluoride in the water, while in England the Strategic Health Authorities can, after consultation, request that Water Companies add fluoride to an agreed level. Richard Hannaford asks whether science can ever solve this controversy.
Building a Healthier Britain - 03 Schizophrenia
Radio 4One person in a hundred suffers from schizophrenia and among some groups, especially migrants; the incidence appears to be even higher. Schizophrenia still carries a stigma and many sufferers refuse to accept that they have the condition.Schizophrenia may include a range of symptoms like delusions and hallucinations. But doctors are still at a loss to explain what actually causes the disease.
In Our Time - Neuroscience
Melvyn BraggNeuroscience used to work – by examining the dead or investigating the damaged – but now things have changed. Imaging machines and other technologies enable us to see the active brain in everyday life, to observe the activation of its cells and the mass firing of its neuron batteries. But what picture of the brain has emerged, how has our understanding of it changed and what are the implications for understanding that most mysterious and significant of all phenomena – the human mind?
In Our Time - Neuroscience in the 20th century
Melvyn BraggWith Professor Susan Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution, Professor of Pharmacology, Oxford University and Professor of Physics at Gresham College; Professor Vilayanur Ramachandran, Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology, Director of the Brain Perception Laboratory, University of California in San Diego and Professor at the Salk Institute.
In Our Time - Pain
Melvyn BraggWith Patrick Wall, Professor of Physiology at St Thomas’ Hospital, London and author of Pain: The Science of Suffering; Semir Zeki, Professor of Neurobiology at University College, London.
In Our Time - The Brain : A History
Melvyn BraggDespite dissections of brains both human and animal throughout the following centuries, in 1669 the Danish anatomist, Nicolaus Steno, still lamented that, “the brain, the masterpiece of creation, is almost unknown to us.” Why was the brain seen as a mystery for so long and how have our perceptions of how it works and what it symbolises changed over the centuries?
In Our Time - The Brain and Consciousness
Melvyn BraggWith Steven Rose, Professor of Biology and Director of the Brain and Behaviour Research Group, Open University, Dan Robinson, Distinguished Research Professor, Georgetown University and visiting lecturer in Philosophy and Senior Member of Linacre College, Oxford University.
The Reith Lectures 2003 - 1 - Phantoms in the Brain
Vilayanur S. RamachandranScientists need no longer be afraid to ask the big questions about what it means to be human with empirical evidence now answering ancient philosophical questions about meaning and existence
The Reith Lectures 2003 - 2 - Synapses and the Self
Vilayanur S. RamachandranHow does the activity of the 100 billion little wisps of protoplasm - the neurons in your brain - give rise to all the richness of our conscious experience, including the "redness" of red, the painfulness of pain or the exquisite flavour of Marmite or Vindaloo?
The Reith Lectures 2003 - 3 - The Artful Brain
Vilayanur S. RamachandranProfessor Ramachandran draws on neurological case studies and work from ethology (animal behavior) to present a new framework for understanding how the brain creates and responds to art. He will use examples mainly from Indian art and Cubism to illustrate these ideas.
The Reith Lectures 2003 - 4 - Purple Numbers and Sharp Cheese
Vilayanur S. RamachandranProfessor Ramachandran demonstrates experimentally that the phenomenon of synesthaesia is a genuine sensory effect. For example, some subjects literally "see" red every time they see the number 5 or green when they see 2.
The Reith Lectures 2003 - 5 - Neuroscience: The New Philosophy
Vilayanur S. RamachandranProfessor Ramachandran argues that neuroscience, perhaps more than any other discipline, is capable of transforming man's understanding of himself and his place in the cosmos.