BDLT021 Medical Latin - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2002
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
PhDr. Hana Reichová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Alena Kopřivová (assistant)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc.
Basic knowledge of Latin will facilitate the study of the subject and may be regarded as a useful component of the educational outfit of students when entering the faculty, though it is no obligatory prerequisite for the acquisition of the subject matter in the introductory phase.
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
  • Aim of tuition: Acquisition of linguistic knowledge necessary for comprehension of basic medical terms, primarily from the field of anatomy and selected clinical disciplines.
  • General characteristics of the subject: Medical Latin has the character of a preparatory subject whose sense is to facilitate for the students basic orientation in the professional language. The conception of tuition specifies three main tasks: to provide elementary technical vocabulary where nouns and adjectives predominate; to provide instruction in the regular nominal inflexion, and to introduce into the theory of word formation on a professional level. This is complemented with an informative view of didactic useful topics in the theory and history of medical terminology.
  • MEDICAL LATIN - practice. Syllabus.
  • 1st lesson: Introduction to the study of the subject: significance and contents of the course, methodological instructions, study literature. General grammatical notes. Declension of Latin and Greek nouns.
  • 2nd lesson: Declension of adjectives. Comparison of adjectives. Numerals. Notes on anatomical nomenclature.
  • 3rd lesson: Selected verb forms: infinitive, imperative, present passive subjunctive; present active and perfect passive participles. How to understand a prescription. Remedies.
  • 4th lesson: Basic rules of derivation: productive Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes; synonymy and antonymy of prefixes, polysemy of suffixes. Notes on clinical terminology.
  • 5th lesson: Basic rules of composition: the most frequently used Latin and Greek word-forming components. Renowned personalities of ancient medicine. Final summary. Requirements for the examination.
  • MAREČKOVÁ, Elena and Hana REICHOVÁ. Úvod do lékařské terminologie (Introduction to Latin Terminology). 4., přepracované vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2000. 187 pp. ISBN 80-210-2415-1. info
  • KÁBRT, Jan. Lexicon medicum. [S.l.]: Galén, 1995. ISBN 8085824108. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Přítomnost ve výuce se bezpodmínečně vyžaduje.
Výuka je ukončena zkouškou (Zk), předpokladem připuštění k ní je úspěšné vypracování klauzurního testu, zaměřeného na slovotvorbu. Samotná zkouška probíhá ústní formou. Student má při ní prokázat znalost vybraných jazykových prostředků, elementů a pravidel nezbytných pro základní orientaci v latinsko-řecké lékařské terminologii.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: in blocks.
Note related to how often the course is taught: podle rozvrhu oboru.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: celkem 10 hodin cvičení.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2000, Spring 2001, Spring 2003, Spring 2004, Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008.
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