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Polish for Medical Professionals
Course preparing candidates for exams
at the Supreme Medical Chamber of Poland

  • Entry requirement: B2 Polish proficiency
  • Number of hours: 45
  • Group size: 6-8 people
  • Non-degree program

Course Description

Course participants will learn or expand their Polish medical vocabulary. They will also practice grammar and further develop all language skills, such as speaking, listening, writing and reading comprehension. Thanks to the course, the participants will be prepared to fluently communicate with other medical professionals as well as converse with patients, conduct diagnostic interviews and provide medical advice.

Program

The course is organized into thematic blocks. After completing each block, participants must pass a language test comprising the material of the block. The course ends with the final exam, where all skills, including vocabulary, grammar, listening and reading comprehension are assessed. Speaking proficiency is assessed based on a discussion of a selected medical case.

Thematic blocks:

  • Introduction to medical Polish
  • Body parts and main ailments and conditions related to these body parts Simple medical cases Preliminary patient interview Taking family history and patient’s environment information
  • Internal organs, systems and cavities
  • Systems and their diseases, including: respiratory system, cardiovascular system, gastrointestinal system, genito-urinary system, male and female reproductive systems, nervous system and the musculoskeletal system
  • Pediatric patient interview/li>
  • Lifestyle-related medical conditions
  • Drug, smoking and alcohol addictions. Causes and outcomes. Discussions
  • First aid

Who Should Attend?

The course is addressed to medical professionals whose Polish language proficiency is at B1 level, and who wish to expand their medical vocabulary and improve professiency in order to present medical cases and fluently communicate with patients.

The main aim of the course is to prepare medical professionals, who hold diplomas from medical universities outside of Poland, to the Polish language exam at the Supreme Medical Chamber of Poland. Non-native speakers of Polish who pass the exam have sufficient language competencies to secure internships or to work as medical professionals in Poland. More information (in Polish) »

Class Schedule

Classes take place on weekends (Saturday and Sunday, from 10:00 to 13:00) or on weekdays (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, from 17:00 to 20:00).

Courses begin on the following dates:

  • June 3, 2019
  • September 2, 2019
  • October 7, 2019
  • 4 November, 2019
  • December 2, 2019

Office of the English and Polish Preparatory Schools

  • prep@swps.edu.pl
  • +48 22 517 98 26
  • Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00-15:00
  • Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815 Warsaw, room 101, 1st floor

Application Step by Step:

  1. Complete the online Application Form
    • During registration, you will need your personal ID, such as passport or dowód osobisty (Polish ID)
  2. Pay the course fee:
    • The payment should be made within seven (7) days from the submission of the registration form
    • Please send the payment confirmation to prep@swps.edu.pl
  3. Wait for the confirmation of your registration
    • The minimum number of participants for the course to take place is six (6) people

Bank Account:

The payment for the course should be made to the following bank account:

SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
ul. Chodakowska 19/31
03-815 Warsaw
72 1750 0009 0000 0000 2770 8207

In the payment reference field, please enter the following information:
your first and last name, payment for the preparatory course “Polish for Medical Uses”.

Registration form

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Course schedule 2019