Learning outcomes of the course unit
The objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge of the terminology of medical-scientific English in order to be able to read and translate simple scientific texts, with special emphasis on the hospital environment. The course will allow biomedic laboratory techincians to acquire skills of comprehension and oral communication in the biomedical field. Such knowledge and skills can be applied for updating and professional improving.
Course contents summary
The course introduces the basics of English grammar, terminology of medical-scientific English and its use in laboratory practice.
The Hospital Team
In and Around the Hospital
Accidents and emergencies
Nutrition and obesity
In addition, the following topics are developed:
Triage and First Aid - Hospital Emergency Department
Describe the pain
“Nursing 1” by Tony Grice – Ed. OXFORD
All lectures will be delivered in English and supported by visual aids and discussion in the classroom with students. Comprehension and reading exercises and dialogues will be extensively used.
Assessment methods and criteria
The final written test will deal with biomedical English, with special emphasis for the terminology of the hospital and laboratory environment.