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French for Healthcare




This online course is designed for students with a good basic knowledge of French who wish to improve their French skills in their specific field of interest. Focus on current Canadian topics in Healthcare.

Examples of topics include:

  • Human Body
  • Diseases, Symptoms, and Mental Illness
  • Medication and Therapies
  • Epidemics and Vaccination
  • Role of Government in Healthcare
  • Life of a Hospital
  • Careers in Healthcare

What You Will Learn

At the completion of this course, you will:

  • Improve comprehension as well as spoken and written French with text, audio and video documents on current Canadian topics in field of study;
  • Expand vocabulary in field of study.

What to expect

This course is very interactive. Students are expected to participate actively in the discussion forums on current topics presented in text, audio and video resources. Progress can be tracked with practice exercises for self-assessment in order to monitor acquisition of new vocabulary and material.


French Placement Test

Students must complete an online French Placement Test and achieve a minimum score of 56% to enroll in this course.



The placement test is an online assessment that may be taken from any computer with internet access. The average completion time is approximately 50 minutes.The French Placement Test has listening comprehension components, sound is required on your computer.

Featured Video

Le français de la santé


Syllabus -- Click here to download


Registration Options

Select the format, then click course code/date to view details and to register.

FRENCH2208 - 006 05 Jan 2017 - 07 Apr 2017 Available

Day Date Time Location
Anytime 05 Jan 2017 to 07 Apr 2017 Anytime Online

Required Software/Technology: This course is held online via the OWL learning platform. Participants require access to the Internet. We recommend high-speed internet connection to get the most from OWL, now powered by Sakai.

Completion Requirements
This is a graded course. Evaluation will be based on any combination of participation, tests, and assignments.

Domestic Course Fee 633.80 ?
International Course Fee 2464.30 ?