ZLTU021 Tutorial in Basic Medical Terminology

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2022
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Taught in person.
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 - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Tue 15. 2. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 22. 2. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 1. 3. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 8. 3. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 15. 3. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 22. 3. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 29. 3. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 5. 4. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 12. 4. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 19. 4. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 26. 4. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 3. 5. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 10. 5. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410, Tue 17. 5. 15:00–16:40 KOM 410
! ZLLT011s Bas.Med.Terminology - sem.
The course is aimed at students who did not pass the credit test and/or the final exam from Basic medical terminology in the previous semester.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 0/30, only registered: 0/30, only registered with preference (fields directly associated with the programme): 0/30
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course is supposed to help students comprehend and exercise the relevant Latin grammar and build a basic vocabulary in order to succeed in Latin medical terminology exam before the end of the Spring semester.
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
    • Syllabus is dependent on individual needs of students attending the course but it is expected to reflect the concepts covered in the courses ZLLT011c and ZLLT011s:
    • 1) Nouns and their declension system
    • 2) Declension of adjectives (including the comparative and superlative forms)
    • 3) Prepositional phrases
    • 4) Latin numerals and relevant verb forms
    • 5) Medical prescriptions
    • 6)Derivation: Latin and Greek prefixes and suffixes and their meaning
    • 7) Composition: principles of word formation using productive Latin and Greek components
    • 8) Revision, preparation for the test
      recommended literature
    • KÁBRT, Jan. Lexicon medicum. Třetí, doplněné a přepr. Praha: Galén, 2015. 917 stran. ISBN 9788074922008. info
    Teaching methods
  • Links to the parallel anatomy classes.
  • Work with authentic medical documentation.
  • Group work, self-study, group discussion.
  • Homework and preparation for the class work is required.
  • Assessment methods
    Practical examination (demonstration of proficiency)
    Language of instruction
    Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
    The course is taught annually.
    General note: Určeno k doplnění informací pro studenty, kteří neuspěli u předmětu Základy lékařské terminologie v 1. semestru studia.
    Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 30.
    Information on course enrolment limitations: Předmět určený pro studenty, kteří nesplnili Základy lékařské terminologie v podzimním semestru.
    Teacher's information
    Only one unexcused absence will be tolerated; further absences must be properly excused (i.e. via the Study Department of the Faculty of Medicine).

    For office hours see the teacher's personal web pages in IS.

    For up-to-date information on the course, office hours etc. see also the notice board of the Masaryk University Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division (UKB, building A15, ground floor).

    All lecturers can also be contacted via e-mail, see http://www.med.muni.cz/cjv/index.php?id=790 ; department secretary: phone 549498170.

    The course is also listed under the following terms spring 2020, spring 2021.
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