aZLLT0121s Basic Medical Terminology I - seminar

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2015
Extent and Intensity
0/1. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Teacher(s)
Mgr. Jozefa Artimová, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Natália Gachallová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Ševčíková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Kateřina Pořízková, Ph.D. (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Jozefa Artimová, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Jozefa Artimová, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Language Centre
Timetable of Seminar Groups
aZLLT0121s/40: Wed 8:00–9:40 A11/211, N. Gachallová
aZLLT0121s/41: Wed 8:00–9:40 A11/211, N. Gachallová
Prerequisites
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
Course objectives
General characteristics of the subject: 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 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 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:
use Latin and Greek-Latin medical terminology and expressions correctly and understand them;
recognize and explain grammatical devices and rules relevant for acquisition of Greek-Latin medical terminology;
explain syntactic structure of complex terms;
recognize the semantic structure of selected anatomical and clinical one-word terms;
form compound words applying the most used word-formation principles;
translate selected expressions from anatomy and pre-clinical and clinical fields of study.
Syllabus
  • BASIC MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY - seminar. Syllabus.
  • 1st week: Introduction to the study of the subject: introduction to the anatomical, clinical and pharmacology Latin terminology (significance and contents of the course, methodological instructions, study literature). Characteristics of the graphical and acoustic form of Latin. Selected Greek sounds, transcription into Latin. Dictionary entry, how to read it and how to master Latin lexicon.
  • 2nd week: The system of Latin and Greek declensions. Organisation of the declension chart. Basic nominal categories and their specific features in medical terminology. Latin nouns of 1st declension (a-stems). Syntactic relations among constituents of multiple terms : non-agreed attribute and prepositional phrase.
  • 3rd week: Greek nouns of 1st declension (a-stems). Adjectives of 1st declension. Ordinal numerals. Syntactic relations among constituents of multiple terms : agreed attribute. Word order in anatomical and clinical medical terminology.
  • 4th week: Latin and Greek nouns of 2nd declension (o-stems), Adjectives of 2nd declension. Introduction to pharmacology terminology, scientific name in Botany.
  • 5th week: Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions. Specifics of their usage in medical terminology. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample I. Supplementing of the subject matter.
  • 6th week:Progress test I. Characteristics of Latin 3rd declension. Latin nouns of 3rd declension : consonant stems. Agreed attribute of Latin nouns of 3rd declension and Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample II.
  • 7th week: Latin nouns of 3rd declension : i-stems. Agreed attribute of Latin nouns of 3rd declension and Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample III.
  • 8th week: Greek nouns of 3rd declension (consonant stems and i-stems). Agreed attribute of Latin and Greek nouns of 3rd declension and Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample IV. Supplementing of the subject matter.
  • 9th week:Progress test I. Latin nouns of 4th declension (u-stems). Agreed attribute of nouns of 1st- 4th declensions and Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample V.
  • 10th week: Latin nouns of 5th declension (e-stems). Agreed attribute of nouns of 1st- 5th declensions and Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample VI.
  • 11th week:Introduction to adjectives of 3rd declension, their characteristics and inflection, three-termination, two-termination, one-termination types. Agreed attribute of Latin and Greek nouns of 1st- 5th declensions and Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declensions and Adjectives of 3rd declension.
  • 12th week:Adjektiva III. deklinace II. Derivation of adjectives using suffixes -alis, e; -aris, e; -icus, a, um; eus, a, um. Terms denoting position and orientation of the body parts. Terms denoting extremities. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample VII.
  • 13th week: Prepositions and selected conjunctions. Latin in medical reports, authentic sample VIII.
  • 14th week:Final summary and supplementing of the subject matter. Credit test.
Literature
    required literature
  • PRUCKLOVÁ, Renata - SEVEROVÁ, Marta. Introduction to Latin and Greek Terminology in Medicine. Prague: Koniasch Latin Press, 2012. ISBN 978-80-86791-24-1
    recommended literature
  • BUJALKOVÁ, Mária - Anna JUREČKOVÁ. Introduction to Latin medical terminology. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 2013. 148 s. ISBN 978-80-223-3394-8
  • Atlas of anatomy : Latin nomenclature. Edited by Anne Marie Gilroy - Brian R. MacPherson - Lawrence M. Ross - Michael S. New York: Thieme Medical, 2009. xv, 656. ISBN 9781604060997. info
Teaching methods
lectures, translation and grammar exercises, drills, homework
Assessment methods
First-term credit requirements: regular class attendance (the maximal number of absences is two), active class participation, class preparation, passing the class tests.
Language of instruction
English
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017, autumn 2018, autumn 2019, autumn 2020.
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