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NZSL for Health Online - Part 2 & 3
NZSL for Health Online - Part 2 & 3

Wed, 15 May



NZSL for Health Online - Part 2 & 3

Join our combined Health Part 2 & 3 course! Master NZSL from home in just 6 weeks. Tailored for health professionals with 5-10 hours of NZSL experience. Enroll for $110, inclusive of e-handouts. Begins on Wednesday, May 15th, 6:30pm - 7:30pm.

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Date, Time & Location

15 May 2024, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm


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About The Course

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

Experience interactive sessions led by a qualified NZSL teacher in a fully online setting! This 6-week crash course caters specifically to health professionals. Gain proficiency in health-related signs crucial for communicating with Deaf patients and clients. The course begins on Wednesday, May 15th.

This course is ideal for individuals with basic NZSL knowledge (around 5-10 hours of prior tuition) or those who have completed NZSL Health for Professionals part 1.

Dates: 15/5, 22/5, 29/5, 5/6, 12/6 and 19/6

Time: Wed, 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Fee: $110 for the entire 6-week course, inclusive of weekly e-handouts

Teacher: Maria Griffiths

Course Outline for Health Professionals #2 & #3

Class One - Medical Conditions

  • exchange greetings and ask about well-being
  • learn days of week/clock time and making an appointment
  • review numbers 1 – 20 and learn numbers 21 – 30
  • Deaf culture - visual communication strategy

Class Two - Body functions

  • describe basic functions of main body organs
  • explain briefly about discomfort and pain-related experience
  • learn numbers 31-40
  • learn about months (calendar signs)
  • name common health problems and different kinds of falls, accidents
  • Deaf culture - literacy levels and health knowledge

Class Three - Scans and procedures

  • describe and refer to common diagnostic tests and scans
  • discuss about plans for recovery (treatment, surgery, etc)
  • use of numbers for ranking
  • review time concept in NZSL and talk about simple booking appointment time
  • Deaf culture - how to work with an interpreter including informed consent

Class Four - In Emergency Department

  • identify health related issues
  • name of things in emergency department
  • learn about actions in the emergency situation
  • ask for some help (e.g. ask to bring, or change something, etc.)
  • Deaf culture – Emergency 111 Text service

Class Five - Hospital Stay

  • discuss about hospital stay
  • make a basic request and offer help
  • talk about hospital rules for visitors including families and friends
  • learn numbers 41 – 100
  • use of numbers for months
  • Deaf culture – understanding about accessibility after visiting hours and auditory interruptions

Class Six - Support Services

  • discuss about discharge plans
  • communicate about observations/monitoring
  • discuss about specialised services such as stroke, cancer, mental health (addiction), pregnancy/midwife
  • Deaf culture – New Zealand Relay service

Important Notes:

  • Registering online secures your place in the course. A minimum number of students is required; the course may be postponed or canceled if this threshold is not met. Please review our cancellation policy.
  • Upon completing registration, you will receive a confirmation email with essential details, including the Zoom link to join the course. Check your spam folder if you don't receive the email.
  • All you need is a computer/laptop with a webcam and internet connection. Please note that tablets and mobiles are not recommended for online learning.
  • A Certificate of Attendance will be issued at the end of the course for those who attend at least 80% of the classes (5 out of 6).
  • Consider requesting your employer to cover the course cost for your professional development. If your organisation/company is paying for your course fee, please email us at with their Reference/Purchase Order number.

We're excited to have you join us on this enriching learning adventure!


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