LF:BPAJ0121 English Language I - pract. - Course Information

BPAJ0121 English Language I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. et Mgr. Marie Barotová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Joseph Lennon, BA, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Dana Straková (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Radomíra Bednářová (assistant)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, 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
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BPAJ0121/01: Wed 20. 9. to Wed 22. 11. Wed 9:50–11:30 A15/113
BPAJ0121/02: Mon 18. 9. to Mon 20. 11. Mon 10:40–12:20 A11/327
CJVAT01 English - entrance test
The minimum expected entry level is B1 according to CEFR. As the students normally enrol in the course in their second year of study, those below the required entry level are recommended to use their first university year to improve their communicative competence in English.
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
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 communication with patients.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students will be able to describe and explain terms related to body parts and body systems (namely skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, hematic, lymphatic,digestive, respiratory, and integumentary systems),their organs, functions and disorders; use practical medical vocabulary (namely the language of communication in hospital, surgery, and when examining and diagnosing patients; language of describing treatment, medication, medical instruments, and machines); should be able to apply medical language in communication with patients, interpret medical texts; use grammatical structures typical of specialist medical English.
  • Week 1 Introduction into the study of Medical English, e-learning component of the course, course completion requirements, testing and assessment methods, recommended literature and other (online) study sources.
  • Week 2 The Human Body. Topic: Naming Parts of the Body.
  • Week 3 Examining a Patient. Taking a History. Topic: At the Doctor's.
  • Week 4 Muscular and Skeletal Systems - Anatomy.
  • Week 5 Muscular and Skeletal Systems - Pathological Conditions.
  • Week 6 Cardiovascular and Hematic Systems - Anatomy. Topic: Injuries.
  • Week 7 Midterm test.
  • Week 8 Cardiovascular and Hematic Systems. Pathological Conditions.
  • Week 9 Digestive System.Anatomy and Pathological Conditions.
  • Week 10 Respiratory System. Anatomy and Pathological Conditions.
  • Week 11 Integumentary System.Anatomy. and Pathological Conditions.
  • Week 12 Integumentary System.Pathological Conditions.
  • Week 13 Revision.
  • Week 14 Credit test.
  • Grammar chapters covered: passive voice, relative clauses, question formation.
  • Besides the above-mentioned topic areas and grammar chapters, the course develops in students the proficient use of four language skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing).
  • GOUGH, Chris. English vocabulary organiser :100 topics for self-study. Hove: LTP language, 2001. 224 s. ISBN 1-899396-36-5. 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
  • Anglicko-český tematický slovník :člověk po stránce fyzické. Edited by Miroslav Jaroščák. 1. vyd. Olomouc: Nakladatelství Olomouc, 2005. 863 s. ISBN 8071821942. 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
  • HOUSE, Christine. Grammar no problem : 50 praktických lekcí anglické gramatiky s cvičeními a klíčem. 1. vyd. Plzeň: Fraus, 2004. 128 s. ISBN 8072383094. 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
  • GREENAN, James and Tony GRICE. Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 1. 2007. ISBN 978-0-19-456977-4. info
  • GREENAN, James and Tony GRICE. Oxford English for Careers: Nursing 2. 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-456988-0. info
Teaching methods
seminars, discussions, pair work, group work, home assignments, e-learning, reading, presentation practice
Assessment methods
Attendance is compulsory. Two unexcused absences are tolerated, absences beyond this quota need to be properly excused by the Study Department with the note displayed in the MU Information System. Course credits awarded based on the course attendance and the passing of the credit test which covers the areas studied during semester (specialist topics, patient communication,selected grammar chapters)and looks at selected language skills (reading,listening). The pass mark is 60%. Course participants are expected to have mastered the B1 CEFR prior to their participation in the course.
Language of instruction
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.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, autumn 2018.
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