BLAN0422 English Language II 

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jana Klapilová (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Kochová (seminar tutor)
Wei-lun Lu, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Žaneta Stýblová (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Timetable
Mon 16:00–17:40 A11/228
Prerequisites
BLAN0321 English I -p
General English at the B2 CEFR level. The knowledge of specialist discipline-specific vocabulary covered in the BLAN0321 English 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 and to enhance their knowledge of selected grammar chapters at level B2. The course also seeks to develop in students knowledge of specialized discipline-specific vocabulary, academic presentation and writing skills as well as skills for effective communication between laboratory technicians as well as medical or research personnel.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to use specialist terminology in English; explain terms related to common laboratory work; describe individual steps of laboratory procedures; name laboratory equipment and define its functions. Students will also be able to read, translate and summarize specialist English texts; present and discuss topics related to their study field; write cover letters for academic purposes; master grammatical structures typical of medical and academic language and communicate in both academic and work-related settings with their colleagues as well as medical or research personnel.
Syllabus
  • MEDICAL ENGLISH. Syllabus.
  • 1st week: UNIT 9: Flow cytometry. Reading and translation of text, vocabulary, exercises. Grammar: Past Perfect Tense Simple and Progressive.
  • 2nd week: UNIT 9: Flow cytometry. Practising definitions of basic technical terms. Grammar: Relative Pronouns. Relative Clauses.
  • 3rd week: UNIT 10: Microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA). Reading and translation of text, vocabulary, exercises. Grammar: Subject/Object + Infinitive Constructions.
  • 4th week: UNIT 10: Microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA). Practising definitions of basic technical terms. Grammar: Passive Voice.
  • 5th week: UNIT 11: Medical laboratories - Particular requirements for quality and competence. European standard ISO 15189:2003. Vocabulary, exercises. Grammar: Temporal Clauses.
  • 6th week: UNIT 11: Medical laboratories - Particular requirements for quality and competence. European standard ISO 15189:2003. Practising definitions of basic technical terms. Grammar: Indefinite Pronouns.
  • 7th week: UNIT 12: Safety in clinical laboratory. Vocabulary, exercises. Grammar: Present and Past Conditionals.
  • 8th week: UNIT 12: Safety in clinical laboratory. Practising definitions of basic technical terms. Grammar: Adverbial Clauses of Condition.
  • 9th week: UNIT 13: Microbiology - Gram stain. Vocabulary, exercises. Grammar: Gerunds after Nouns, Adjectives, Verbs, and Prepositions
  • 10th week: UNIT 13: Microbiology - Gram stain. Practising definitions of basic technical terms. Grammar: Sequence of Tenses.
  • 11th week: UNIT 14: Laboratory automation. Vocabulary, exercises.Grammar: Indirect Questions.
  • 12th week: UNIT 14: Laboratory automation. Practising definitions of basic technical terms. Grammar: Exceptions to Sequence of Tenses.
  • 13th week: UNIT 15: Quality control in the laboratory. Vocabulary, exercises. Grammar: Adverbial Clauses of Purpose.
  • 14th week: UNIT 15: Quality control in the laboratory. Practising definitions of basic technical terms. Grammar: Numbers/Numerals.
  • 15th week: Revision of the subject-matter, preparation for the examination.
Literature
    required literature
  • DASTYCH, Milan, Ladislav ČERVENÝ and Ivo NAJMAN. English for Laboratory Technicians. 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007. 164 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4241-4. info
  • DASTYCH, Milan, Ladislav ČERVENÝ and Ivo NAJMAN. English for Laboratory Technicians (Klíč). 1. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2007. 34 pp. ISBN 978-80-210-4242-1. info
    recommended literature
  • 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
  • GLENDINNING, Eric H. and Ron HOWARD. Professional English in use : medicine. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 175 s. ISBN 9780521682015. info
  • HOUSE, Christine. Grammar no problem : 50 praktických lekcí anglické gramatiky s cvičeními a klíčem. 1. vyd. Plzeň: Fraus, 2004. 128 s. ISBN 8072383094. info
  • pilot materials
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, e-learning, reading, presentations
Assessment methods
presentation - oral form
final exam - combined form
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Studenti se státní jazykovou zkouškou, příp. jejím ekvivalentem (TOEFL, FCE apod.) mohou vykonat zkoušku kdykoliv během semestru.
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.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2020.
  • Enrolment Statistics (spring 2019, recent)
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