LF:BRAJ0121 English Language I - pract. - Course Information

BRAJ0121 English Language I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
Autumn 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/2/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Lenka Tóthová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. et Mgr. Marie Barotová (assistant)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Markéta Kovaříková (assistant)
Joseph Lennon, BA, Ph.D. (assistant)
Mgr. Dana Straková (assistant)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D.
Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Contact Person: Mgr. Robert Helán, Ph.D.
Supplier department: Language Centre, Faculty of Medicine Division - Faculty Branches of University Departments - Faculty of Medicine
Timetable of Seminar Groups
BRAJ0121/01: Mon 16:00–17:40 KOM 410, R. Helán
BRAJ0121/02: Tue 16:35–18:15 A15/113, R. Helán
CJVAT01 English - entrance test
General English at the B1+ CEFR level.
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 doctor-patient communication.
Learning outcomes
At the end of the course students should be able to describe and explain terms related to body systems (namely skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, hematic, lymphatic, gastrointestinal, respiratory, and integumentary systems), their organs, functions and disorders; use practical medical vocabulary (namely the language of communication in hospital, surgery, and when examining patients; language of describing treatment, medication, medical instruments, and machines); should be able to apply medical language in doctor-patient communication, interpret medical texts, create medical documentation; use grammatical structures typical for medical language.
  • 1. week: Introduction to the Study of English, E-learning, requirements, assessment, recommended literature and other study sources.
  • 2. week: The Human Body. Topic: Naming Parts of the Body.
  • 3. week: Muscular and Skeletal Systems - Anatomy. Topic: At the Doctor's.
  • 4. week: Muscular and Skeletal Systems - Pathological Conditions.
  • 5. week: Cardiovascular and Hematic/Lymphatic Systems - Anatomy. Topic: Injuries.
  • 6. week: Cardiovascular and Hematic/Lymphatic Systems - Pathological Conditions.
  • 7. week: Gastrointestinal System - Anatomy. Topic: In Hospital.
  • 8. week: MIDTERM TEST
  • 9. week: Gastrointestinal System - Pathological Conditions.
  • 10. week: Respiratory System - Anatomy and Pathological Conditions.
  • 11. week: Integumentary System - Anatomy. Topic: Feeling Ill.
  • 12. week: Integumentary System - Pathological Conditions.
  • 13. week: REVISION.
  • 14. week: FINAL TEST.
  • Grammar taught in the course: passive, relative clauses, forming questions.
  • In addition to the above mentioned topics and grammar, the course will also focus on the mastery of communicative skills - i.e. speaking, listening, reading, and writing - on the B2 level of the European Reference Framework.
  • KOBYLKOVÁ, Anděla. English for medical students. 2. nezměn. vyd. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1998. 107 s. ISBN 8021017716. info
  • 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, presentations
Assessment methods
Attendance is compulsory. Two absences are tolerated provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Department of Studies. It is highly recommended to make up for the absence in the same week. Assessment is based on the results of the credit test (score - minimum 65%) and attendance. Students get two credits for successful completion of 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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