aVLLT0222c Basic Medical Terminology II - practice

Faculty of Medicine
spring 2019
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Natália Gachallová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Marie Okáčová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Renata Prucklová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Ševčíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Libor Švanda, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Mgr. Natália Gachallová
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
aVLLT0222c/28: Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Fri 14:00–15:40 KOM 410, except Fri 17. 5., N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/29: Mon 18. 2. to Mon 13. 5. Mon 7:00–8:40 A11/228, M. Okáčová
aVLLT0222c/30: Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Fri 8:00–9:40 KOM 257, except Fri 17. 5., N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/31: Mon 18. 2. to Tue 14. 5. Tue 7:00–8:40 A15/113, M. Okáčová
aVLLT0222c/32: Mon 18. 2. to Mon 13. 5. Mon 15:00–16:40 A1/509, N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/33: Mon 18. 2. to Mon 13. 5. Mon 9:00–10:40 A15/113, M. Okáčová
aVLLT0222c/34: Mon 18. 2. to Wed 15. 5. Wed 13:00–14:40 KOM 410, N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/35: Mon 18. 2. to Fri 17. 5. Fri 10:00–11:40 KOM 257, except Fri 17. 5., N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/36: Mon 18. 2. to Wed 15. 5. Wed 16:00–17:40 KOM 410, N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/37: Mon 18. 2. to Thu 16. 5. Thu 11:00–12:40 KOM 410, except Thu 16. 5., N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/38: Mon 18. 2. to Mon 13. 5. Mon 17:00–18:40 A1/509, N. Gachallová
aVLLT0222c/39: Mon 18. 2. to Thu 16. 5. Thu 14:00–15:40 A18/208, except Thu 16. 5., N. Gachallová
aVLLT0121c 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 the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
Greek-Latin medical terminology is essential means for understanding the professional medical terminology. The curriculum conveys both theoretical and practical concepts used in medical documentation and is conceived as a preparatory course sui generis, introducing the students into the study of medicine by means of its language. In the first semester, the focus is put on the understanding of clinical terminology, word compounding, and terms used in medical prescriptions.
The content of the course is fully derived from the actual needs of the professional practice. In the first place, it provides students with instruction on how to apply Latin and/or Greek quickly and purposefully, ie. the student are required to master the semantic aspect of terms, the grammatical forms and their functions. It also systematically develops student´s ability to indepedently analyze medical terms, solve terminological problems, and form medical terms. Last but not least, the course also introduces the wider historical and linguistic foundations of medical terminology as well as its general theoretical contexts.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to:
apply relevant Latin and Greek medical terms and expressions correctly and with understanding;
recognize and explain grammatical concepts and categories relevant to the acquisition of Greek-Latin medical terminology;
explain syntactic structure of complex terms;
recognize the semantic structure of selected anatomical and clinical compound terms;
form compound words applying the most used word-formation principles and guess the meanings of unknown terms based on the semantic, grammatical, and logical relations;
understand complex anatomical terms and clinical diagnoses;
write a medical report using common abbreviations and following the conventional structure;
write a medical prescription using conventional formulae, understand the function of basic types of medications based on the terminology.
  • Basic medical terminology - practice. Syllabus.
  • 1st week: Revision of the 1st semester´s curriculum with focus on the adjectives of 3rd declension.
  • 2nd week: Comparison of adjectives. Dimminutive forms.
  • 3rd week: Basic word-formation principles. Expressing position in medical terminology.
  • 4th week: Numerals in clinical diagnose. Latin and Greek prefixes derived from prepositions.
  • 5th week: Greek roots referring to anatomical structures and bodily liquids.
  • 6th week: Progress test I. Greek roots referring to pathological states and diseases.
  • 7th week: Greek roots referring to medical interventions and examinations.
  • 8th week: Revision of compound words using Greek roots.
  • 9th week: Progress test II. Specific pathological states and terms related to them.
  • 10th week: Structure of Czech medical prescription. Most common formulae used in pharmacology.
  • 11th week: Revision of medical prescriptions. Forms of medications.
  • 12th week: Structure of dissection protocol. Final revision.
  • 13th week: Dissections.
  • 14th week: Dissections.
    required literature
  • PRUCKLOVÁ, Renata and Marta SEVEROVÁ. Introduction to Latin and Greek terminology in medicine. 3rd, rev. ed. Praha: KLP, 2012. xii, 115. ISBN 9788086791241. info
    recommended literature
  • EHRLICH, Ann and Carol L. SCHROEDER. Medical terminology for health professions. 6th ed. Clifton Park, NY: Delmar, Cegage Learning, 2009. xxvi, 582. ISBN 9781418072520. info
Teaching methods
lectures, presentations, translation and grammar exercises, drills, group activities, authentic diagnoses
Assessment methods
Requirements for gaining the credit: regular class attendance, active participation in class, preparation for classes, passing the credit test (60-70% based on the passing/failing the progress tests) - see the study requirements. Only one unexcused absence will be tolerated; further absences must be properly excused (i.e. via the Study Department of the Faculty of Medicine).
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.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2018, spring 2020.
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