MIAJ01c English language - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
General English at the B1+ CEFR level.
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+ CEFR. The course mainly aims at the development in students’ knowledge of specialized discipline-specific vocabulary and skills for effective expert-patient and expert-expert communication. The course also seeks to practise basic presentation and writing skills.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to describe aspects of work in resuscitation departments and intensive care units, needs of patients and monitoring in intensive care; characterize types of nutrition in intensive care, nursing procedures and prevention; follow and discuss current trends and issues in intensive care; participate actively in expert-patient and expert-family communication, interprofessional team work and use practical medical vocabulary in expert-expert communication; present and discuss expert topics;use grammatical structures typical for medical and academic language.
  • Aspects of work in resuscitation departments and intensive care units;
  • Nursing care, processes and documentation in resuscitation and intensive care;
  • Needs of patients and monitoring in intensive care;
  • Nutrition in intensive care;
  • Nursing procedures and prevention;
  • Current trends and issues in intensive care;
  • Expert-patient and expert-family communication;
  • Interprofessional team work and expert-expert communication;
  • Interdisciplinary and collaboration and professional development.
  • Intensive and Critical Care Nursing Editor-in-Chief: Deborah Dawson. ISSN: 0964-3397
  • MCCULLAGH, Marie a Ros WRIGHT. Professional English: Good Practice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 176 s. ISBN 9780521755900.
  • SOLE, Mary Lou, Deborah G. KLEIN and Marthe J. MOSELEY. Introduction to critical care nursing. 7th edition. St. Louis, Missouri: Elsevier, 2017. xx, 664. ISBN 9780323377034. info
  • ALLUM, Virginia and Patricia MCGARR. Cambridge english for nursing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. 120 s. ISBN 9780521715409. info
  • GREENAN, James and Tony GRICE. Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 2. 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-456988-0. 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 cvičením a klíčem. 1. vyd. Plzeň: FRAUS, 2004. 128 s. ISBN 8072383094. info
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, 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 and attendance. The examination consists of two parts, written and oral. The prerequisite of the oral part is to reach a minimal score of 60 per cent in the written part of the examination.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 20.
The course is also listed under the following terms autumn 2019, autumn 2020, spring 2021.
  • Enrolment Statistics (spring 2020, recent)
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