LF:BDAJ0121 English Language I - pract. - Course Information

BDAJ0121 English Language I - practice

Faculty of Medicine
autumn 2018
Extent and Intensity
0/0.7/0. 2 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. et Mgr. Zuzana Handlová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Klapilová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Tereza Kochová (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Jana Kubrická, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Wei-lun Lu, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. Žaneta Stýblová (seminar tutor)
PhDr. Jana Vyorálková (assistant)
Mgr. Veronika Dvořáčková, 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
Tue 11. 9. 12:00–13:40 A22/116 aula, Fri 14. 9. 10:00–11:40 N03009/209, Fri 19. 10. 15:00–16:40 N03009/209, Mon 7. 1. 12:30–14:10 A15/113, Wed 9. 1. 11:00–12:40 A15/113
CJVAT01 English - entrance test
Students must take a diagnostic test at the beginning of the first year (CJVAT01 Angličtina - vstupní test). If they fail this test, they are advised to complete successfully two online English courses “CJVAJ_KI Angličtina pro studenty kombinované formy studia I” and “CJVAJ_KII Angličtina pro studenty kombinované formy studia II” during the first year of their studies. This arrangement seeks to give students the best opportunity to prepare for the BDAJ0121 course, which they attend within their second year of study.
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 B1. 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 this course students should be able to communicate in English with patients, colleagues and doctors in situations typical for hospitals. Students can use vocabulary and grammatical structures typical of the specialisation “nurse”, and can read and record medical documentation.
  • 1: Patient admission, hospital, and hospital staff. Interviewing a patient. Giving directions.
  • 2: Locating, assessing and relieving pain. Giving advice.
  • 3: Describing and taking vital signs. Giving instructions. Taking blood.
  • 4: Symptoms and injuries. Recording information. Common medical abbreviations.
  • 5.: Revision or credit test.
  • Part of the course contents also includes selected grammar points.
  • 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.
    required literature
  • Symonds, M.S. Wright, Ros. English for Nursing 2. Vocational English Course Book. Essex: Pearson Education Limited. 2011.
    not specified
  • 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. One unexcused absence is tolerated. Absences beyond this quota are excused provided a letter of excuse is handed in at the Office for Studies which then officially displays it in the IS. Assessment is based on the attendance and results of the credit test (minimum score 60%).
Language of instruction
Follow-Up Courses
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
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.
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 10.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2007, Autumn 2015, Autumn 2016, Autumn 2017.
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