VLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Natália Gachallová (seminar tutor), Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Soňa Hudíková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor), Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Lucie Mazalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kamila Novotná (seminar tutor), Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Renata Prucklová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Slíva (seminar tutor), Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Tereza Ševčíková (seminar tutor), Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (deputy)
Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
VLLT0121c Basic Med. Terminology -p
Passing the course Basic medical Terminology I
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
Greek-Latin medical terminology is one of the relevant means for acquisition of the target knowledge of medical students. The tuition is of both theoretic and practical character, conceived as a preparatory course sui generis, introducing the students into the study of medicine by means of its language.
The content of tuition is, like the set of knowledge required in the examination, exclusively determined by the needs of the discipline and medical practice. First of all, it provides such knowledge of Latin and Greek which enables the student to master quickly and purposefully the semantic aspect of terms, their grammatical form, and word-forming structure. At the same time, it provides systematic instruction to independent solution of current terminological problems consisting in understanding of the technical content of the terms and in the formation of medical terms. Furthermore, it opens a view of the wider historical and linguistic fundamentals of medical terminology as well as its general theoretical contexts.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to:
  • understand and use Latin and Greek-Latin medical terms and expressions correctly
  • explain and apply grammatical devices and rules relevant for acquisition of Greek-Latin medical terminology
  • recognize the syntactic structure of complex terms
  • describe the semantic structure of one-word terms
  • form compound words applying the most used word-formation principles
  • translate selected expressions from anatomy, pre-clinical and clinical fields of study, medical prescriptions, and pharmacology
  • deduce the meaning of unknown terms on the basis of semantic, grammatical and logical relations
  • Syllabus
    • The course is complementary to VLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - practice.
    • 1st week: Numerals in clinical diagnoses. Terminology related to fractures.
    • 2nd week: Case history and its components. Lexical devices for expressing colour.
    • 3rd week: Terminology prerequisites of professional communication between a doctor and a pharmacist. Terminology related to sex.
    • 4th week: Factual and formal grammatical structure of a medical prescription. Terminology related to age and stages of life.
    • 5th week: Basic vocabulary from pharmacology: subscription, forms of pharmaceutical preparations, groups of medicaments, pharmaceutical substances. Terms describing facial expressions.
    • 6th week: Progress test. Terms describing various types of wounds and injuries.
    • 7th week: Specific features of clinical terminology. Terms denoting various types of fever.
    • 8th week: Post-mortem diagnosis as an example of authentic application of Latin in medical practice. Phrases related to death.
    • 9th week: Examples of autopsy protocols. Terms used for expressing location and position.
    • 10th week: Terms for various types of diagnoses and prognoses. Terms related to heartbeat.
    • 11th week: Terms for various types of therapies. Terms denoting inflammations.
    • 12th week: Examples from clinical documentation. Terms denoting anatomical planes.
    • 13th week: Borrowed words of Latin and Greek origin: sound adaptation and orthography. Revision.
    • 14th week: Credit test.
      recommended literature
    • KÁBRT, Jan. Lexicon medicum. Třetí, doplněné a přepr. Praha: Galén, 2015. 917 stran. ISBN 9788074922008. info
    Teaching methods
    lectures, translation and grammar exercises, drills, group work, homework, presentation
    Assessment methods
  • Practical examination (demonstration of proficiency)
  • Students' presentation in seminar
  • Final examination - written form
  • Final examination - oral form
  • Language of instruction
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    Study Materials
    The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
    The course is taught annually.
    The course is taught: every week.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: seminář.
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2018, spring 2019, spring 2020.
    • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2017, recent)
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