IsiXhosa for Healthcare: The Pharmacist

IsiXhosa for Healthcare: The Pharmacist


Learn how to use “Xhosa” correctly when dealing with sick or vulnerable people in a clinical environment with this specialised course on IsiXhosa for Healthcare: The Pharmacist. Using and understanding the language proficiently to diagnose conditions is an important skill and could be potentially life-saving in some occasions.  

By taking this advanced IsiXhosa tutorial, you will quickly learn the best way to question a person about their health and establish their concerns. You will learn how to correctly greet a patient, gain their personal details, confirm symptoms, describe the effects of a medicine, demonstrate the use of medical equipment (nebuliser, thermometer, etc.), identify body parts, and recommend treatment. The contents even provide useful euphemisms that can be used.       

This is a unique opportunity for established and student pharmacists to master this language and understand its nuances in this area. After the final assessment, you will be able to fluently identify and treat all patients solely using IsiXhosa to do so.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

  • Video lessons
  • Online study materials

Will I receive a certificate of completion?

Upon successful completion, you will qualify for the UK and internationally-recognised CPD accredited certification. You can choose to make your achievement formal by obtaining your PDF Certificate at the cost of £9 and Hard Copy Certificate for £15.

Why study this course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring professional or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an accredited certification attesting to your knowledge.

The IsiXhosa for Healthcare: The Pharmacist is fully available to anyone, and no previous qualifications are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Introduction
Meeting the patient 00:06:00
Meeting the patient – 2 00:06:00
Personal Details – 1 00:05:00
Personal Details – 2 00:05:00
Section 02: The Patient's Stated Problem
What is troubling you? 00:05:00
Section 03: History Taking
Pain-related questions and responses 00:06:00
Additional health problems 00:07:00
Current medication and allergies 00:06:00
Section 04: Suggesting and Supplying Alternative Medication
Suggesting and supplying alternative medication 00:07:00
Section 05: Instructions on the Taking of Medication
How to apply lotion 00:02:00
How to take tablets 00:02:00
How and when to take medication 00:02:00
The correct quantities to take 00:01:00
Where to store medication 00:01:00
Section 06: Precautions and Side-Effects When Taking Medication
Precautions when taking medication 00:03:00
Possible side-effects or problems 00:07:00
Section 07: Informing the Patient
How to use an asthma pump 00:02:00
How to use a nebuliser 00:02:00
How to use a thermometer 00:03:00
Section 08: The Parts of the Body
Parts of the body -1 00:05:00
Parts of the body -2 00:03:00
Parts of the body -3 00:04:00
Parts of the body -4 00:04:00
Section 09: Treatment Scenarios
Treating a patient with flu symptoms 00:08:00
Treating a patient with constipation 00:12:00
Treating a baby with nappy rash 00:04:00
Section 10: Euphemisms
Euphemisms 00:09:00
Section 11: Resource
Resource 00:00:00
Assignment – IsiXhosa for Healthcare: The Pharmacist 00:00:00

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