ENGL1050 Writing for Health Care

This course will help students to develop an understanding of professional writing skills as well as a familiarity with academic writing. This will help them develop practical writing skills for their work in the health care field and in the college classroom. Process writing and real-time writing will both be emphasized.




Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026 and Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Use the writing process to compose basic paragraphs and a short essay
Create documents including appropriate information and language based on audience need
Document information clearly and accurately using concrete description
Create basic American Psychological Association (APA) in-text citations and reference entries
Identify facts versus opinion
Write in complete sentences that include clear subjects and verbs
Write in both active and passive voices
Relate a series of events in clear, accurate order
Demonstrate effective real-time writing
Apply the conventions of Standard Edited American English to all written documents

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details