BRAJ0222 English Language II - practice

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. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Klapilová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Kochová (seminar tutor)
Wei-lun Lu, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Žaneta Stýblová (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Supervisor
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 of Seminar Groups
BRAJ0222/01: Tue 18:00–19:40 KOM 257, J. Klapilová
BRAJ0222/02: Tue 16:00–17:40 KOM 409, J. Klapilová
Prerequisites
BRAJ0121 English Language I - pract.
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 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 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 body systems (namely urinary, endocrine, reproductive, nervous, and sensory systems), their organs, functions and disorders; use practical medical vocabulary; apply medical language in doctor-patient, doctor-doctor, and doctor-nursing staff communication, present and discuss specialized topics, write motivational letters; use grammatical structures typical for medical and academic language.
Syllabus
  • Week 1: Introduction, e-learning, requirements, assessment, revision. Week 2: Presentations and Public Speaking in English, Language of Presentations I. Week 3: Presentations and Public Speaking in English, Language of Presentations II. Week 4: Urinary and Reproductive Systems - Anatomy. Student Presentations. Week 5: Urinary and Reproductive Systems - Pathological Conditions. Student Presentations. Week 6: Endocrine System - Anatomy. Student Presentations. Week 7: Endocrine System - Pathological Conditions. Student Presentations. Week 8: MIDTERM TEST Week 9: Nervous System - Anatomy. Student Presentations. Week 10: Nervous System - Pathological Conditions. Student Presentations. Week 11: Sensory System: Eye - Anatomy and Pathological Conditions. Student Presentations. Week 12: Sensory System: Ear - Anatomy and Pathological Conditions. Student Presentations. Week 13: REVISION Week 14: FINAL TEST Grammar taught in the course: conditional clauses, direct and indirect speech. In addition to the above mentioned topics and grammar, the course will also focus on the mastery of communicative skills - i.e. speaking, listening, reading, and writing - on the B2 level of the European Reference Framework. Important discipline-specific topics will be dealt with in the course: Nursing (e.g., nurse-patient communication, blood taking, hospital), Physiotherapy (e.g., physiotherapist-patient communication, rehabilitation, exercising), Optics and Optometry (e.g., optician-client communication, glasses, contact lenses), Radiology (X-ray examination, MRI, ultrasound), Midwifery (communication in the delivery room, childbirth, complications).
Literature
    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
  • GOUGH, Chris. English vocabulary organiser : 100 topics for self-study. Hove: LTP - Language teaching publications, 2001. 224 s. ISBN 1899396365. info
  • KOBYLKOVÁ, Anděla. English for medical students. 2. nezměn. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998. 107 s. ISBN 8021017716. 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)
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 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018.
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