Title Vocationally Oriented culture and language in the Medical Emergency Sector
Project Number 2013-1-IE1-LEO05-06093
Product Project website
Title Project website
Product Type website
Marketing Text The results of our two year project are available here.
All training content was divided into two delivery means. First one is Vocal Medical application (http://vocal-medical.eu), and the other one is Vocal Medical mobile application (http://m.vocal-medical.eu). While both of them correspond directly to the overall project's aim, their use is slightly different. The Vocal Medical application can be easily accessed through any modern web-browser and its role is to provide the training materials to the learners. The application is multilingual, so it is very easy and convenient to choose the interface language according to learner's mother tongue, enabling people from target groups to learn a foreign language using their native language. The content is divided into five modules, each of them presenting different area of medical field. There are no constraints relating to these modules, so that people can select these modules that they are most interested in (i.e. no enforcement was made that for example Module 2 is accessible only after having gone through Module 1 and so on). Once a visitor enters the Vocal Medical application, he or she can choose the "target country" they wish to learn about, and it is possible to select a combination of any two languages supported by the application, thus enlarging the reach to more people, as it is enough that the visitor knows at one out of nine supported languages.
The Vocal Medical mobile application was designed to remove language barriers in day-to-day communication between the medical emergency staff and patients speaking in a foreign language. The main goal in the Vocal Medical mobile application was to create a mobile solution that will ensure a seamless communication. It was achieved through incorporating a specially designed software solution that allows both groups: medical emergency staff and foreign patients to exchange information freely even if they are not able to speak the same language. The implementation of this useful tool brings down to a multilingual mobile enabled set of questionnaires that the medical emergency staff chooses and than hands over the mobile device to a patient (or assists him or her with filling it in), and the patient sees and answers questionnaires that are needed using a language that they know. After filling in these questionnaires, medical emergency staff member can browse through the answers using his or her own language, so even if languages differ, those people can still communicate using Vocal Medical mobile application.
Target group Medical sector
Result See description - five online training modules and one mobile application (medical history)
Area of application Emergency staff for linguistic and intercultural skills and for recording a patient's medical history in a multilingual context.
Product Languages English