Danish for doctors / Healthcare Danish

NB: Please join our information meeting about healthcare Danish on Wednesday 14 December from 5.30 to 7 pm at Speak Hellerup.

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Who can apply?

Speak provides tailored Danish language courses for foreign medical doctors, dentists and nurses who wish to attain authorisation to work in Denmark. The courses are offered at Danish Education 3, modules 4 & 5.

1. Danish for Doctors / Healthcare Danish at Gentofte Hospital

The course takes place at Gentofte Hospital. We offer modules 3.4 & 3.5.

 

Goal: 

The teaching at modules 3.4 & 3.5 includes more lessons than a regular day class. We will work towards Danish Examination 3 (PD3) in order to enable you to obtain the grades that are required to apply for Danish authorisation. This means, that we are working on you being able to pass PD3 with the grades 7, 7, 10, which are the required minimum grades to be able to register for the medical knowledge examinations.

See the authorisation rules here.

 

Content:

The course holds the same elements as the regular Danish courses, but with a main focus on areas that are important, when working as a medical doctor, dentist or nurse in Denmark. For example a vocabulary related to the human body and diseases as well as focus on a good pronunciation, communication with patients and colleagues and knowledge about the Danish healthcare system.

Also, you will be taught by Danish medical doctors and you will be able to practice and participate in simulated conversations with patients based on concrete cases.

All course participants are medical doctors, dentists or nurses, which gives you a good opportunity to build and expand your professional network.

 

In addition to the regular Danish lessons, the course also includes weekly clinical lectures. Clinical lectures are a training in listening comprehension and an introduction to medical terminology in Danish as well as a training in discussing authentic/relevant cases in Danish. Thus these lectures are both a supplement to the Danish lessons but also a form of preparation for the medical knowledge examinations.

 

Other offers:

Please see below under Clinical courses

The practicalities

Place:

Time:

  • Module 3.4: Thursdays 9 – 15.15 (including the clinical lecture) & Fridays 9 – 12
  • Module 3.5: Thursdays 9 – 15.15 (including the clinical lecture) & Fridays 9 – 14.15
    In addition: help with applying for an internship.

Price:

  • The course is free of charge, if you hold an ordinary municipal referral for Danish education. However, you must pay a one-off deposit of DKK 2000,- (read more on deposit here).  Other clinical courses can be paid by yourself or you can apply for a specific referral for Healthcare Danish in your municipality.
  • If you do not hold a municipal referral for Danish education, the price is DKK 124,- per lesson (45 minutes) + extra for possible addons.
  • All prices include the fee to sit Danish Language 3 Examination.

2. E-class for healthcare professionals

The course is a 100% online course. We offer module 3.5.

Online Danish classes are for you who has the desire and discipline to work with assignments on our online platform. Participation in an e-class requires that you have access to a pc/mac and a stable internet connection and that you are able to participate actively every week.

 

Goal:

We will work towards Danish Examination 3 (PD3) in order to enable you to obtain the grades that are required to apply for Danish authorisation. This means, that we are working on you being able to pass PD3 with the grades 7, 7, 10, which are the required minimum grades to be able to register for the medical knowledge examinations.

See the authorisation rules here.

 

Content:

The course content is partly aimed at PD3 and partly a review of the Danish healthcare system. You will acquire the knowledge that is expected of you, when you enter a work place in the healthcare system. You will learn, among other things, about the structure of the Danish healthcare system, the various professional groups of employees, the basic patient rights and current topics in the health policy debate.

 

In addition to Danish for Doctors/Healthcare Danish online, you can purchase additional clinical lectures on Thursdays, OSCE-preparatory course in CPR or courses in handling injuries /suture courses.

See prices on additional courses below.

The practicalities

Place:

  • Online

Time:

  • 1 weekly online session (3 lessons) via Teams + online exercises/self-study corresponding to 3 lessons

Price:

  • The course is free of charge if you hold an ordinary municipal referral for Danish education. However, you must pay a one-off deposit of DKK 2000,- + extra for possible addons (read more on deposit here).
  • If you do not hold a municipal referral for Danish education, the price is DKK 124,- per lesson (45 minutes) + extra for possible addons.
  • All prices include the fee to sit Danish Language 3 Examination.

Clinical lectures every Thursday

A supplement to the Danish lessons as well as a preparation for the medical knowledge examinations.

Clinical lectures are presentations/tuition by different medical doctors and sometimes dentists or nurses. The teaching is generally based on medical issues and illnesses.

Every Thursday there will be a new teacher. It may be a resident or a specialist. Some of the doctors are Danes and others are foreign doctors who themselves have obtained Danish authorisation and permission to work independently.

 

  • Place: Gentofte Hospital – Det lille eller Det store auditorium
  • Time: Thursdays from 13.45 to 15.15
  • Dates: From Thursday 11 August to Thursday 8 December 2022 (both days included)
  • Price: Free of charge for students at Danish for Doctors/Healthcare Danish. Price upon purchase: DKK 250,- per session

Clinical courses (handling of injuries / suture courses)

The course focus on the injuries that bring people to the emergency room and how these injuries are handled at BCT-level.

Handling of injuries is conducted by Dr. Mustafa Al-Gburi.

OSCE-preparatory course in CPR

This course is for you who are registered to participate in the oral medical test now or later (OSCE).

The course is an extended OSCE-preparatory course in CPR with a maximum of 10 participants. The course focuses on CPR both theoretically and simulated and you will learn to recognize rhytms and to use AED.

The course will be conducted by Dr. Liva Christensen.

 

  • Place: Gentofte Hospital, stairway 1
  • Time: 4 November 2022 from 4 to 8 pm & NB: new course on 26 November from 10 to 14
  • Price: Free of charge for students that hold a municipal referral for Healthcare Danish. Price upon purchase: DKK 485,-.

3. Danish for Doctors/Healthcare Danish PD3

10+ private online lessons

Danish for Doctors/Healthcare Danish PD3 is a targeted online one-on-one teaching, with the objective of improving your Danish Language 3 Examination result. You will discuss with your teacher on the areas that you need to focus on and a tailor-made programme will be made just for you. We offer this course as online tuition via Teams but with the possibility to meet up physically.

 

The course will be concluded with the Danish Language 3 Examination.

 

Find more information about the course here.

Contact

Enrolment

You need to attend an interview with a language consultant, before you can enrol. If you are already a Speak-student, please contact us for a special Danish for Doctors-interview.