VLAJ0222 English Language 1 II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2021
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught online.
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Michelle Elaine Burke (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Klapilová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marie Lahodová Vališová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Katarína Lexová, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Wei-lun Lu, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Špácová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. David Zelený (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VLAJ0222/01: Mon 1. 3. to Tue 25. 5. Tue 13:00–14:40 B11/327, M. Burke
VLAJ0222/02: Mon 1. 3. to Fri 28. 5. Fri 10:00–11:40 B11/211, W. Lu
VLAJ0222/03: Mon 1. 3. to Thu 27. 5. Thu 11:00–12:40 B11/228, J. Klapilová
VLAJ0222/04: Mon 1. 3. to Wed 26. 5. Wed 18:00–19:40 B11/211, M. Burke
VLAJ0222/05: Mon 1. 3. to Mon 24. 5. Mon 11:00–12:40 B11/327, M. Lahodová Vališová
VLAJ0222/06: Mon 1. 3. to Wed 26. 5. Wed 8:00–9:40 A21/108, J. Klapilová
VLAJ0222/07: Mon 1. 3. to Tue 25. 5. Tue 13:00–14:40 B11/211, M. Lahodová Vališová
VLAJ0222/08: Mon 1. 3. to Mon 24. 5. Mon 15:00–16:40 B11/327, M. Burke
VLAJ0222/09: Mon 1. 3. to Wed 26. 5. Wed 16:00–17:40 B11/211, V. Dvořáčková
VLAJ0222/10: Mon 1. 3. to Wed 26. 5. Wed 14:00–15:40 B11/327, M. Burke
VLAJ0222/11: Mon 1. 3. to Tue 25. 5. Tue 9:00–10:40 B11/228, J. Klapilová
VLAJ0222/12: Mon 1. 3. to Tue 25. 5. Tue 8:00–9:40 B11/211, V. Dvořáčková
VLAJ0222/13: Mon 1. 3. to Mon 24. 5. Mon 15:00–16:40 B11/228, J. Klapilová
VLAJ0222/14: Mon 1. 3. to Wed 26. 5. Wed 18:00–19:40 B11/228, V. Dvořáčková
VLAJ0222/15: Mon 1. 3. to Tue 25. 5. Tue 15:00–16:40 B11/228, M. Burke
VLAJ0222/16: Mon 1. 3. to Mon 24. 5. Mon 17:00–18:40 B11/228, M. Burke
VLAJ0222/17: Mon 1. 3. to Fri 28. 5. Fri 13:30–15:10 B11/327, W. Lu
VLAJ0222/18: Mon 1. 3. to Wed 26. 5. Wed 15:00–16:40 A21/107, J. Klapilová
VLAJ0222/19: Mon 1. 3. to Tue 25. 5. Tue 11:00–12:40 B11/211, J. Klapilová
VLAJ0222/20: Mon 1. 3. to Wed 26. 5. Wed 18:00–19:40 B11/327, D. Zelený
VLAJ0222/25: Mon 1. 3. to Fri 28. 5. Fri 8:00–9:40 B11/211, W. Lu
VLAJ0222/26: Mon 1. 3. to Fri 28. 5. Fri 14:00–15:40 B11/211, M. Burke
Prerequisites
VLAJ0121 English 1 I -p
General English at the B2 CEFR level. The knowledge of specialist discipline-specific vocabulary covered in the VLAJ0121 English 1 I course.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course objective is to develop students' receptive (reading, listening) and productive (speaking, writing) English language skills at level B2. The course also seeks to develop in students knowledge of specialized discipline-specific vocabulary, academic presentation and writing skills for effective doctor-patient, doctor-doctor and doctor-nursing staff communication.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to describe and explain terms related to selected bodily systems; apply medical language in doctor-patient, doctor-doctor, and doctor-nursing staff communication; present and discuss specialized topics.
Syllabus
  • U1 Presentation and Letter of Referral, U2 Reproduction, Gynaecology and Obstetrics, U3 Oncology I – Cancer and Career in Oncology, U4 Oncology II – Breaking Bad News, U5 Doctor Burnout and Patient Safety, U6 Respiratory Medicine, U7 Cadaveric Dissections and Aspects of Death, U8 Midterm test and oral exam training, U9 Urology, U10 Neurology and Dealing with Elderly Patient, U11 Psychiatry and Personality Traits, U12 Dermatology, U13 Endocrinology
Literature
  • MCCARTER, Sam. Medicine 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 1 CD. ISBN 9780194023030. info
  • MCCARTER, Sam. Medicine 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 1 CD. ISBN 9780194569583. info
  • GLENDINNING, Eric H. and Ron HOWARD. Professional English in use : medicine. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 175 s. ISBN 9780521682015. info
  • GYŐRFFY, Mária. English for Doctors. 1st ed. Praha: Triton, 2001. 226 pp. ISBN 80-7254-203-6. info
  • MURPHY, Raymond. English grammar in use : a self-study reference and practice book for intermediate students of English : with answers. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004. x, 379. ISBN 0521537622. info
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor, Janice DE HAAFF, Alena HRADILOVÁ and David SCHÜLLER. Academic English – Akademická angličtina: Průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce (Academic English: a guide for students, academics and scientists). Praha: Grada, 2011. 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1. info
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, reading, presentations
Assessment methods
The final exam consists of four parts: i) in-class presentation, ii) written test, iii) correspondence in healthcare, iv) oral part. To pass the course, students need to score the minimum of 60% in each of the four parts. Attendance is compulsory. Two unexcused absences are allowed. Absences beyond this quota are excused provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Office for Studies which then officially displays it in the IS.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020.
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