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NZSL for Health Online - Part 1
NZSL for Health Online - Part 1

Tue, 19 Sept



NZSL for Health Online - Part 1

Learn NZSL online from home! A 6-week NZSL crash course for health professionals for $49 starting Tuesday, 19th September from 12.15pm - 12.45pm. This course fee includes weekly e-handouts and homework.

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Date, Time & Location

19 Sept 2023, 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm


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About The Course

Learn NZSL (New Zealand Sign Language) online via MySign! 

Join our interactive 6-week crash course designed specifically for health professionals. Led by a qualified NZSL tutor, each class offers 30 minutes of NZSL learning, spread over 6 weeks.

Enhance your ability to communicate effectively with Deaf patients and clients by learning health-related signs. The course starts on Tuesday, 19th September, from 12.15pm to 12.45pm. It is suitable for students with no previous knowledge of NZSL. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your skills and improve patient care. Enrol now and be a part of this transformative learning experience!

To participate, all you need is a computer/laptop with a camera and a stable internet connection. These essentials provide you with everything you need for an optimal online learning experience. Please note that tablets or mobile phones are not recommended for this course.

Class Dates: 19/9, 26/9, 3/10, 10/10, 17/10, and 24/10 

Class Time: 12.15pm - 12.45pm (30 minutes per session, 6 sessions in total) 

Course Fee: The cost is $49 for the full 6-week course. This fee covers weekly e-handouts and homework. 

Tutor: Tania Purdon

Course Outline for Health Professionals #1

Class 1 & 2- Initial Consultation

  • exchange greetings and make introductions
  • ask about family history of health (diabetes, heart problems, parents, siblings)
  • share information about social history (smoking, alcohol, exercise), obstetric history (pregnancy, childbirth) and surgical history
  • tell current medication
  • learn numbers 1 - 10

Class 3 & 4 - Body & Physical examination

  • ask what current issues are including current symptoms (infection, flu, chest pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing, fatigue, weight loss/gain, swelling, headache)
  • ask for clarification, correction and confirmation
  • tell simple body functions (breath, heartbeat, blood)
  • Deaf culture - understand about working with NZSL interpreters

Class 5 & 6 - Medication and Treatment

  • give and follow simple instructions and action commands
  • learn time in NZSL (referring how long, days and months)
  • recount 0 – 10 and counting up to 20
  • tell simple medications (tablets, injections, liquid medicine) and simple tests
  • learn other health related professions (physio, chemist, specialist, nurse, etc.)
  • Deaf culture – understand about cultural and medical views on Deaf people

**Please note that the minimum number of students required for the course to proceed is 4. By registering online, you confirm your registration and commitment to the course.

Once your registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation email containing important details, including the Zoom link to join the course. If you don't receive the email, please remember to check your spam folder.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at If you would like your employer to cover your fees, please contact us, and we can assist you with manual registration. Your invoice will be sent directly to you or your employer.

Thank you in advance, and we look forward to welcoming you to the course!


  • Course fee

    This course fee includes weekly e-handouts and homework.

    Tax: +$1.23 WebsiteFee
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