Module 8: Medical Emergencies (2010)

This document is one of nine modules that make up “Health Talk: A Health Literacy Curriculum for English Language Learners,” developed by the Calgary Immigrant Women’s Association (CIWA).

In this module, the authors discuss the difference between medical emergencies and nonemergency health issues; provide exercises and activities to show learners how to recognize medical emergencies; and explain how to respond effectively.

The authors provide an estimate of how long each lesson will take. They also note the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) levels of the lessons, which range from pre-benchmark to CLB 2.

The curriculum is aimed at learners with low literacy skills and the authors have included advice on teaching this group of learners.

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Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA), Farzana Mubashir and Rabia Garewal. Module 8: Medical Emergencies 2010. Web. 29 Jan. 2023 <>
Calgary Immigrant Women's Association (CIWA), Farzana Mubashir & Rabia Garewal (2010). Module 8: Medical Emergencies. Retrieved January 29, 2023, from
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