BLKAN0422 English Language II 

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (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. et Mgr. David Zelený (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
Prerequisites
BLKAN0321 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 session: UNIT 9: Flow cytometry + UNIT 10: Microparticle enzyme immunoassay (MEIA). Reading and translation of text, vocabulary, exercises.
  • 2nd session: UNIT 11: Medical laboratories - Particular requirements for quality and competence + UNIT 12: Safety in clinical laboratory. Reading and translation of text, vocabulary, exercises.
  • 3rd session: UNIT 13: Microbiology - Gram stain + UNIT 14: Laboratory automation. Reading and translation of text, vocabulary, exercises.
  • 4th session: UNIT 15: Quality control in the laboratory. Reading and translation of text, vocabulary, exercises. Revision.
  • 5th session: Examination test.
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
  • GLENDINNING, Eric H. and Ron HOWARD. Professional English in use : medicine. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 175 s. ISBN 9780521682015. 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
  • HOUSE, Christine. Grammar no problem : 50 praktických lekcí anglické gramatiky s cvičeními a klíčem. 1. vyd. Plzeň: Fraus, 2004. 128 s. ISBN 8072383094. info
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, e-learning, reading, presentations
Assessment methods
The above mentioned topics will be consolidated using all the study skills (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Supplementary materials used in the seminars (hard copies, electronic documents etc.) will be provided by the lecturer. The course takes the form of seminars. Attendance is compulsory. Two absences are tolerated provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Office of Studies. Assessment is based on the results of the final examination (testing the knowledge from the autumn and spring semesters) and attendance. The examination consists of two parts, written and oral. The prerequisite for the written part is a presentation on a medical topic during the semester. The prerequisite of the oral part is to reach a minimal score of 65 per cent in the written part of the examination.
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.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Všechny formy kontaktní výuky předmětu vyjma přednášek jsou povinné.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 10.
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 2019.
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