Bachelor's degree in Obstetrics (to qualify as an obstetrician)

Scientific English

Course code
4S01572
Name of lecturer
Daniela Cafaro
Coordinator
Daniela Cafaro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
1° ANNO 1° Semestre dal Oct 1, 2019 al Dec 8, 2019.

Lesson timetable

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Syllabus

Lexis:
1. The midwife: the profession, the midwife’s job and instruments
2. The doctor: the General Practitioner, the doctor’s job, specialists, the doctor’s tools
3. The hospital: hospital divisions, the hospital staff, the hospital room, types of patients
4. The human body: external body parts, common disorders related to some external parts, some idioms related to the parts of the body
5. Body systems: a. The skeletal system, pathologies of the skeletal system
b. The muscular system, pathologies of the muscular system
c. The nervous system, pathologies of the nervous system
d. The cardiovascular system, pathologies of the cardiovascular system
6. Blood, the female reproductive system, the male reproductive system, oncology, chickenpox, miscarriage

GRAMMAR: the infinitive, personal pronouns subject, to be, definite and indefinite articles, the plural, adjectives, demonstrative adjectives, numbers, passive forms, possessive pronouns, prepositions of place and time, the possessive case, the imperative
FUNCTIONS:
•DISCUSSING ILLNESSES AND PATHOLOGIES RELATED TO MIDWIFE PROFESSION
•BASIC CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS
•READING AND TRANSLATING SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
V. Allum, P. McGarr Cambridge English for Nursing: Intermediate + Cambridge University Press 2010
Eric H. Glendinning, Ron Howard Professional English in Use: Medicine Cambridge University Press 2008

Assessment methods and criteria

Oral discussion (reading and translation based on texts and powerpoint presentations analyzed during the lessons).





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