ZLLT0222c Basic Medical Terminology II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Lucie Mazalová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kamila Novotná (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jan Slíva (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (alternate examiner)
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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
ZLLT0222c/21: Tue 19. 2. to Tue 5. 3. Tue 16:00–17:40 KOM 257, Tue 26. 3. to Tue 28. 5. Tue 12:00–13:40 KOM 410; and Tue 12. 3. 12:00–13:40 KOM 410, Tue 19. 3. 16:00–17:40 KOM 257, L. Švanda
ZLLT0222c/22: Mon 13:00–14:40 A15/113, L. Švanda
ZLLT0222c/23: Thu 10:00–11:40 KOM S117, K. Novotná
ZLLT0222c/24: Wed 13:00–14:40 KOM 409, K. Novotná
ZLLT0121c Bas. Med. Terminology I -p && ZC011 Handling chemical substances
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 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
    • BASIC MEDICAL LATIN - practice
    • The course is complementary to VLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - seminar.
    • 1st week: Instructions for the course. Revision of substantive and adjective declensions. Numerals.
    • 2nd week: Numerals: objects next to numerals.
    • 3rd week: Verbs (1): infinitive, imperative, present passive subjunctive.
    • 4th week: Verbs (2): present active and perfect passive participles, gerundive, gerund.
    • 5th week: Revision of numerals and verbs.
    • 6th week: Progress test.
    • 7th week: Word Formation (1): basic rules of derivation. Latin prefixes, their meanings and mutual relations.
    • 8th week: Latin suffixes (substantival, adjectival).
    • 9th week: Greek prefixes, their meanings and mutual relations. Synonymy, antonymy, polysemy, and homonymy of prefixes.
    • 10th week: Greek suffixes, polysemy of suffixes.
    • 11th week: Word Formation (2): basic rules of composition, combining morphemes. Latin compound words, hybrid words.
    • 12th week: Greek compound words, productive word-forming components. Latin and Greek equivalents of basic medical terms.
    • 13th week: Revision for the credit test.
    • 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, homework, presentation, group work
    Assessment methods
  • Practical examination (demonstration of proficiency)
  • Credit test
  • 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.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 15.
    Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
    The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2005, Spring 2006, Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2020.
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