VSLT011 Basic Medical Terminology

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2000
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc. (lecturer)
PhDr. Marta Severová (lecturer), doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc. (deputy)
Marie Malá (seminar tutor), doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc. (deputy)
PhDr. Hana Reichová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Kateřina Šimůnková (seminar tutor), doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc. (deputy)
PhDr. Renata Prucklová (alternate examiner)
Guaranteed by
doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Contact Person: doc. PhDr. Elena Marečková, CSc.
Basic knowledge of Latin will facilitate the study of the subject and may be regarded as a useful component of the educational outfit of students when entering the faculty, though it is no obligatory prerequisite for the acquisition of the university subject matter in the introductory phase.
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
  • Aim of tuition: 1. Acquisition of terminological competence, i.e., the ability to use with precision and linguistic correctness Latin-Greek terminological material both orally and in writing. 2. Acquisition of basic orientation in the general theoretical problems of medical terminology.
  • General characteristics of the subject: Latin-Greek 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 postulated in the examination, exclusively determined by the needs of the discipline and medical practice. In the first place it provides such knowledge of Latin and/or Greek as enables the student to master quickly and purposefully the semantic aspect of terms, their grammatical form, and word-forming structure. Simultaneously 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. Besides this it presents a view of the wider historical and linguistic fundamentals of medical terminology as well as its general theoretical contexts.
  • MAREČKOVÁ, Elena and Hana REICHOVÁ. Úvod do lékařské terminologie (Introduction to Latin Terminology). 4., přepracované vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita v Brně, 2000. 187 pp. ISBN 80-210-2415-1. info
  • BUJALKOVÁ, Mária and Anna JUREČKOVÁ. Introduction to Latin medical terminology. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 1993. 144 pp. ISBN 80-223-0701-7. info
  • SVOBODOVÁ, Dana. Introduction into the Greco-Latin medical terminology. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 1995. 236 pp. ISBN 80-7066-973-X. info
Assessment methods (in Czech)
Výuka probíhá formou přednášky a cvičení. Přednáška je ukončena zkouškou (Zk), cvičení zápočtem (z).
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.

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