ZLAJ0121 English Language 1 I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2020
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Klapilová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marie Lahodová Vališová (seminar tutor)
Ing. Katarína Lexová, M.A. (seminar tutor)
Wei-lun Lu, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. David Zelený (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
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
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. The course also seeks to develop in students knowledge of specialized discipline-specific vocabulary and skills for effective dentist-patient communication.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students are able to describe and explain terms related to bodily systems; are able to participate in a debate on a range of healthcare related topics and are familiar with the basic principles and relevant vocabulary for doctor-patient communication.
  • U1 Why Medicine I – medical studies and future career; U2 Why Medicine II – medical curriculum; U3 Clinical Communication I – patient-cented communication; U4 Clinical Communication II – history taking; U5 Trauma and Orthopaedics I – career and orthopaedic patient care; U6 Trauma and Orthopaedics II – skeletal disorders and assessed clinical communication; U7 Clinical pharmacology – medication use and vaccination; U8 MIDTERM TEST + REVISION; U9 Clinical pharmacology – substance abuse and dealing with sensitive issues; U10 Gastroenterology I – digestive system disorders; U11 Gastroenterology II – giving a diagnosis; U12 Cardiology I – cardiovascular disorders; Cardiology II – patient compliance adherence; U13 Dentistry – for students of dentistry, first year medics attending autopsy sessions; U14 REVISION
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, e-learning, reading, presentations
Assessment methods
Attendance is compulsory. Two unexcused absences are allowed. Absences beyond this quota are excused provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Office for Studies which then officially displays it in the IS. Assessment is based on the attendance and results of the credit test (minimum score 60%).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
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.
The course is taught: every week.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.

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