VLAJ0121 English Language 1 I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/2. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Radomíra Bednářová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Ladislav Václavík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Timetable of Seminar Groups
VLAJ0121/01: Tue 14:50–16:30 A15/113
VLAJ0121/02: Wed 11:30–13:10 A15/113
VLAJ0121/03: Mon 11:30–13:10 A15/113
VLAJ0121/04: Mon 13:20–15:00 A15/113
VLAJ0121/05: Thu 9:20–11:00 A15/113
VLAJ0121/06: Thu 7:30–9:10 A15/113
VLAJ0121/07: Fri 9:15–10:55 A15/113
VLAJ0121/08: Fri 7:30–9:10 A15/113
VLAJ0121/09: Tue 7:30–9:10 A15/113
VLAJ0121/10: Mon 15:10–16:50 A15/113
VLAJ0121/11: Tue 9:20–11:00 A15/113
VLAJ0121/12: Tue 13:00–14:40 A15/113
VLAJ0121/13: Tue 11:10–12:50 A15/113
VLAJ0121/14: Fri 11:10–12:50 A15/113
VLAJ0121/15: Thu 13:00–14:40 A15/113
VLAJ0121/16: Thu 14:50–16:30 A15/113
VLAJ0121/17: Wed 15:25–17:05 A11/211
VLAJ0121/18: Wed 15:20–17:00 A15/113
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
At the end of the course students should be able to describe and explain terms related to body systems (namely skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, hematic, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and integumentary systems), their organs, functions and disorders; use practical medical vocabulary (namely the language of communication in hospital, surgery, and when examining patients; language of describing treatment, medication, medical instruments, and machines); should be able to apply medical language in doctor-patient communication, interpret medical texts, create medical documentation; use grammatical structures typical for medical language.
  • 1. week: Introduction to the Study of English, E-learning, requirements, assessment, recommended literature and other study sources.
  • 2. week: The Human Body. Topic: Naming Parts of the Body.
  • 3. week: Muscular and Skeletal Systems - Anatomy. Topic: At the Doctor's.
  • 4. week: Muscular and Skeletal Systems - Pathological Conditions.
  • 5. week: Cardiovascular and Hematic/Lymphatic Systems - Anatomy. Topic: Injuries.
  • 6. week: Cardiovascular and Hematic/Lymphatic Systems - Pathological Conditions.
  • 7. week: Gastrointestinal System - Anatomy. Topic: In Hospital.
  • 8. week: MIDTERM TEST
  • 9. week: Gastrointestinal System - Pathological Conditions.
  • 10. week: Respiratory System - Anatomy and Pathological Conditions.
  • 11. week: Integumentary System - Anatomy. Topic: Feeling Ill.
  • 12. week: Integumentary System - Pathological Conditions.
  • 13. week: REVISION.
  • 14. week: FINAL TEST.
  • Grammar taught in the course: passive, relative clauses, forming questions.
  • 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.
  • KOBYLKOVÁ, Anděla. English for medical students. 2. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998. 107 pp. ISBN 80-210-1771-6. info
  • GOUGH, Chris. English vocabulary organiser :100 topics for self-study. Hove: LTP language, 2001. 224 s. ISBN 1-899396-36-5. 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
  • Anglicko-český tematický slovník :člověk po stránce fyzické. Edited by Miroslav Jaroščák. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2005. 863 s. ISBN 8071821942. info
  • GLENDINNING, Eric H. and Ron HOWARD. Professional English in use : medicine. 1st ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 175 s. ISBN 9780521682015. info
  • GYŐRFFY, Mária. English for Doctors. 1. vyd. Praha: Triton, 2001. 226 pp. ISBN 80-7254-203-6. 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
  • ŠTĚPÁNEK, Libor, Janice DE HAAFF, Alena HRADILOVÁ and David SCHÜLLER. Academic English – Akademická angličtina: Průvodce anglickým jazykem pro studenty, akademiky a vědce (Academic English: a guide for students, academics and scientists). Praha: Grada, 2011. 224 pp. ISBN 978-80-247-3577-1. info
  • MCCARTER, Sam. Medicine 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 1 CD. ISBN 9780194023030. info
  • MCCARTER, Sam. Medicine 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. 1 CD. ISBN 9780194569583. info
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, e-learning, reading, presentations
Assessment methods
Attendance is compulsory. Two absences are tolerated provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Department of Studies. It is highly recommended to make up for the absence in the same week. Assessment is based on the results of the credit test (score - minimum 65%) and attendance. Students get two credits for successful completion of the course.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on completion of the course: Pro studenty se státní jazykovou zkouškou, příp. jejím ekvivalentem (TOEFL, FCE apod.) je účast na výuce v podzimním semestru nepovinná. Předmět si nicméně zaregistrují a na konci semestru jej ukončí složením zápočtového testu.
The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
Teacher's information
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Autumn 2015, recent)
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