Course: Professional English I.

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Course title Professional English I.
Course code HUM/ODA15
Organizational form of instruction Exercise + Seminar
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Grygová Bronislava, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to medical English, human anatomy in English. Systems of human body I: description, functions, the most common health issues, medical specialisations. The hospital team. Systems of human body II: description, functions, the most common health issues, medical specialisations. Departments and Wards. Admissions, patient record, admission procedure. Spelling, prepositions. A&E, emergency procedures. Prepositions. Comparisons. Casualty, First Aid, CPR, shock. Pain, Question forms. Question for Researching Symptoms.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Work with Text (with Book, Textbook), Activating (Simulations, Games, Dramatization)
Learning outcomes
The aim is to work on the system of language training, develop language skill with the emphasis on scientific, medical and nursing area. The course should prepare the students for prompt and problem-free use of language at work, in communication with patient, client, his/her family, colleagues and other medical staff, to work with authentic foreign materials in the source language and create conditions for further education and training in chosen field of expertise.
After completion, student will: - know and be familiar with vocabulary including selected phraseology of general and specific language in the given field within the frame of communicative situations and thematic areas; - will know word-formative processed typical for vocabulary in professional language and selected features of stylistics; - use the acquired language means in fluent utterances according to the communicative intention; - react adequately to partner, make educated guess about unknown terms, use compensational forms, work with a dictionary (bilingual, monolingual), language textbooks and other information sources - to master model situations in hospitals and other medical institutions; - understand main ideas of adequate scientific texts, tell essential and additional information; - deduct the meaning of unknown words based on acquired vocabulary, word-formative processes, international terminology and context; - understand medical records in the language; - reproduce read or heard scientific texts, understand central ideas, make a summary and resume.
Prerequisites
Minimal language ability required at level A2-B1.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic Test

A2 (to B1) level of CEFR Active participation in seminars and practicals. Fulfilment of tasks. Passing of colloquium.
Recommended literature
  • Glendinning, Eric. (2007). Professional English in Use: Medicine. Cambridge.
  • Grice, Tony. (2007). Oxford English for Careers - Nursing 1. Oxford.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Care in internal specialty (2016) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Sciences Nursing Care in internal specialty (2015) Health service 1 Winter