SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH II
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The aim of the course and subsequent exam is for students to:
a) have acquired specific medical terminology
b) be familiar with the content of the NHS hand-outs and study aids
c) to have a good command of the English language
d) to be able to explain to a patient their condition, symptoms, give
advice, treatment options and prognosis.
English 1 passed.
Course contents summary
This year’s programme is based on a list of topics taken from the NHS
website where medical conditions and symptoms are explained to the
general public using texts and videos. The videos, where GPs and
specialists explain conditions, their symptoms and treatment options,
are an excellent way of improving listening skills.
The interactive educational material will be given by the teacher during
The interactive lessons will be in English with the support of a
motherlanguage teacher. See the Contents section for further details.
Assessment methods and criteria
The written exam will last 45 minutes. The test will have open questions, where the student will explain a pathology to a patient, multiple response questions, in English translation of statements by the current clinical practice. In the final mark, english II weights for its credit number at the second year.