Classroom attendance and the completion of all assignments are of the utmost importance. A minimum of 75% attendance is required.
The course aims to develop the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills required to communicate effectively in medical English, including to inquire, explain, prompt, rephrase, instruct, advise, recommend, investigate, interpret and discuss, as well as to research, summarize, record, and present pertinent medical information.
The course introduces the student to relevant medical English vocabulary, usage and functional language as well as elements of style and register found in medical texts. The course covers the main stages of medical communication and students will:
- master basic and specialist biomedical terminology in relation to specific thematic areas, namely: Anatomy and the Human Body (Unit 1, The Medical Alphabet); Acronyms and Abbreviations(Unit 1, The Medical Alphabet); Blood and Cardiology (Units 2 and 3, The Medical Alphabet); Diabetes; Endocrinology; Forensics (Units 4, 5, 6, The Medical Alphabet);
- develop English language, communication and intercultural skills, in particular in relation to listening, reading, writing and discussion, within a CLIL (Content and Language integrated Learning) approach to biomedical knowledge and communication in society.
1. Frontal lessons, interactive
2. On-line lessons
The classroom lessons are a mixture of lecture and discussion and are taught in English by native English speakers. Online resources will be used to enhance instruction and students are expected to carry out some learning tasks autonomously outside of class time as part of their self-study programme. Details of the latter will be given at the beginning of the course.
Please Note: Classroom attendance and the completion of all assignments are of the utmost importance. A minimum of 75% attendance is required.
Anna Loiacono (2013). The Medical Alphabet. An English textbook in healthcare. Matarrese editore. Andria.
Details of other course materials and/or Internet tools will be given during the course, some materials are available to download from the Kiro platform at: http://elearning4.unipv.it/cla/course/index.php?categoryid=12&browse=courses&perpage=20&page=1.
The course examination, at the end of the 2nd semester, is a written test worth 4 CFU. It is designed to evaluate the student’s comprehension of the material presented during the lessons. Students have to score 60 per cent (18/30) or higher to receive the passing mark of ‘idoneo’. There are no exemptions from taking the written examination.
The material presented during the lessons complements the subject matter of the Department of Medicine and Surgery. Consequently, no credit will be awarded for the completion of a similar course at another Department or institution nor for the holding of any certificate of English language proficiency.
COMMUNICATION AND WEBSITE SUPPORT
Each student enrolled in the Golgi course (degree course in Italian) should send an email giving his or her name and surname, group letter for the English course, and student registration number to email@example.com. It is recommended that students check their emails regularly in order to keep up to date with news, assignments and other details relating to the course.
Please contact Prof.ssa Mary Ellen Toffle via e-mail at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org or the CELs at the golgi first year gmail address (see above).