VLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Jana Malá, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Ševčíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Lenka Valasová (seminar tutor), Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Kamila Novotná (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division – Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division – Language Centre
VLLT0121c Basic Med. Terminology -p
Passing the course Basic medical Terminology I
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
Greek-Latin medical terminology is one of the relevant means for acquisition of the target knowledge of medical students. The tuition is of both theoretic and practical character, conceived as a preparatory course sui generis, introducing the students into the study of medicine by means of its language.
The content of tuition is, like the set of knowledge required in the examination, exclusively determined by the needs of the discipline and medical practice. First of all, it provides such knowledge of Latin and Greek which enables the student to master quickly and purposefully the semantic aspect of terms, their grammatical form, and word-forming structure. At the same time, it provides systematic instruction to independent solution of current terminological problems consisting in understanding of the technical content of the terms and in the formation of medical terms. Furthermore, it opens a view of the wider historical and linguistic fundamentals of medical terminology as well as its general theoretical contexts.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
understand and use Latin and Greek-Latin medical terms and expressions correctly;
explain and apply grammatical devices and rules relevant for acquisition of Greek-Latin medical terminology;
recognize the syntactic structure of complex terms;
describe the semantic structure of one-word terms;
form compound words applying the most used word-formation principles;
translate selected expressions from anatomy, pre-clinical and clinical fields of study, medical prescriptions, and pharmacology;
deduce the meaning of unknown terms on the basis of semantic, grammatical and logical relations.
  • The course is complementary to VLLT0222c Basic Medical Terminology II - practice.
  • 1st week: Numerals in clinical diagnoses. Terminology related to fractures.
  • 2nd week: Specific features of clinical terminology. Terms describing various types of wounds and injuries.
  • 3rd week: Terminology prerequisites of professional communication between a doctor and a pharmacist. Lexical devices for expressing colour.
  • 4th week: Factual and formal grammatical structure of a medical prescription. Terms related to heartbeat.
  • 5th week: Basic vocabulary from pharmacology: subscription, forms of pharmaceutical preparations, groups of medicaments, pharmaceutical substances. Phrases related to death. Post-mortem diagnosis.
  • 6th week: Examples of autopsy protocols. Terminology related to sex, age and stages of life.
  • 7th week: Terms used for expressing location and position. Terms denoting anatomical planes.
  • 8th week: Terms for various types of diagnoses and prognoses. Terms denoting various types of fever.
  • 9th week: Borrowed words of Latin and Greek origin: sound adaptation and orthography. Terms describing facial expressions. Terms denoting inflammations.
  • 10th week: Examples from clinical documentation. Case history and its components. Terms for various types of therapies.
    recommended literature
  • KÁBRT, Jan. Lexicon medicum. Třetí, doplněné a přepr. Praha: Galén, 2015, 917 stran. ISBN 9788074922008. info
  • NEČAS, Pavel, Eva SCHÁNĚLOVÁ and Klára ČEBIŠOVÁ. Latinská lékařská terminologie (Latin Medical Terminology). první. Praha: Karolinum, 2016, 348 pp. ISBN 978-80-246-3414-2. info
Teaching methods
lectures, presentation, translation and lexicogrammar exercises, discussion, group work, homework
Assessment methods
Examination (zk) consists of written and oral part. The written part focuses on word-formation, partially also nominal and verbal inflexion and translating clinical and prescription terms from Czech into Latin. The oral part contains grammatical or word-formation analysis and translation of selected Latin anatomical, clinical and pharmacological terms; interpretation of a medical report and medical prescription. Obtaining credit from the subject VLLT0222c is a prerequisite for admission to the exam.
Only one unexcused absence will be tolerated; further absences must be properly excused (i.e. via the Study Department of the Faculty of Medicine).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
Note related to how often the course is taught: Seminář se vyučuje společně s cvičením, dle rozvrhu cvičení.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
Information on course enrolment limitations: Seminář se vyučuje společně s cvičením, dle rozvrhu cvičení.
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The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2019.
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