SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The student is expected to listen to the cd which consists of a series of reading passages. These include simulated doctor-patient interviews to improve listening skills in a medical context. A variety of accents (from Australian, Scottish, South African etc.) are included to familiarize the student with English spoken in different parts of the world. A transcript is provided for those students who find it difficult to understand the language of the dialogues. It is recommended that they listen to the dialogues as often as necessary in order to understand them, first with and then without the transcript.
At the end of the course students are also expected to be able to do the following in English: construct mini-dialogues between doctor and patient using prompts, give instructions to patients, write a medical history, ask patients about their health and presenting complaint, understand common medical abbreviations and take notes using abbreviations. Moreover, the students must be familiar with the medical language - used by the doctor - and the non-medical terms - used by the patient
English in Medicine" by Glendinning and Holmstrom (C.U.P) plus accompanying cd is the course textbook.
Assessment methods and criteria