Case Study: Shanghai U – Medical and Health Sciences

  • Country China
  • Sector Applied Health, English Language Studies
Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Client's Challenge

As an English plus Biomedical Science program, this partnership provides Chinese students with exposure to the Biomedical Engineering field in the Niagara region. Through a combination of Biomedical related site visits and classroom instruction, students learn about Biomedical Engineering practices in Canada as well as Medical Device and Biomedical English vocabulary.

Our Solution

  • Executing initial orientation session to introduce students to Niagara College and the Niagara region.
  • Delivering customized English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program consisting of a variety of English classes, Biomedical instruction and industry site visits, such as St. Catharines Hospital and Niagara College’s Applied Health Institute.
  • Enhancing global competencies through a series of social and cultural activities aimed at providing participants with a truly authentic Canadian experience.
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Impact on the Client

Promoting personal and professional growth in over 50 students, including:

  • Obtaining new knowledge about Biomedical Engineering in Canada through Biomedical instruction and site visits showcasing state-of-the-art technology and patient-centred design features;
  • Strengthening students’ general English skills and Biomedical English vocabulary; and
  • Developing cross-cultural relationships with both Canadian and other international students.
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