Medical English

A.Y. 2022/2023
Overall hours
Learning objectives
Terminologia medica: apprendere i termini e i concetti chiave
Interazione medico-paziente: raggiungere la fluency della lingua parlata in ambito medico
Expected learning outcomes
Medical terminology: you will learn medical vocabulary and keywords.
Doctor-patient interaction: you will improve fluency in spoken medical English.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Course syllabus
· The structure of Medical Language
· The body in health and disease
· Medical specialties and body systems (Cardiology, Pulmonology, Orthopedics et al.)
· Other medical specialties (Psychiatry, Oncology, et al.)
Prerequisites for admission
Students must have demonstrated a minimum English proficiency at level B2 within the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in order to be admitted to this course.
Teaching methods
The course consists of twenty hours of language practice sessions and self-study on the online learning platform.
Group work, role-playing and other practical activities will take place during the language practice sessions.
Attendance: compulsory
Teaching Resources
E-book Pearson Susan M. Turley - Medical Language: Immerse Yourself e piattaforma Pearson MyLab Medical Terminology
Assessment methods and Criteria
To be admitted to the end of course test, students must have attended at least 75% of the language practice sessions and have done at least 75% of the exercises on the online learning platform, whereas non-attending students must have completed all the online activities (100%).
The test will be delivered in a computer room a week after the end of the course. Students will be tested on the medical terminology studied through the online platform.
Students who fail the final test can resit up to five times within their academic career.
Students with disabilities and/or with SLDs are entitled to extra time of 50% and 30% respectively. Students must promptly communicate their condition to the University Language through the Infostudenti Service, by selecting the SLAM category.
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH - University credits: 3
Lessons: 36 hours