Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy (to qualify as a physiotherapist) (Verona)

Scientific English

Course code
4S01572
Name of lecturer
Nicola Pelizzari
Coordinator
Nicola Pelizzari
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
FISIO VR 1A1S, FISIO VR 1A2S

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Acquire language skills that are needed to communicate with patients and practitioners when it’s necessary, to read and to understand the content of scientific research about professional scientific topics.

Syllabus

The course plans to develop the students' competences in relation to grammatical structures, vocabulary and functional language relevant to professional practices.

Specifically, the focus is on the following topics:

1) The field of English for Medical Purposes and its characteristics
2) Healthcare personnel, National Health Systems, the Hospital and their interactions
3) Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body and its composition. Main human body systems analysis
4) Infectious Diseases, Prevention and Epidemiology
5) Screening and Medical Imaging
6) Symptoms and Signs, Diagnosis, Pain and Therapies
7) Scientific Research and Presentations: Structure and Organisation of a Scientific Paper - Its purpose and language features
8) Practice on Main medical Vocabulary and Scientific texts Analysis

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Nicola Pelizzari English for Medical Purposes - A complete guide for Healthcare Professionals (Edizione 1) Libreria Universitaria.it Edizioni 2019 978-88-3359-166-7 Il volume è requisito fondamentale per la frequenza in quanto verrà utilizzato per le esercitazioni a lezione. E' inoltre essenziale per la preparazione all'esame. Il volume può essere acquistato con il 15% di sconto su https://www.libreriauniversitaria.it/english-for-medical-purposes-pelizzari/libro/9788833591667

Assessment methods and criteria

Students' abilities assessment will be measured through a written exam aimed at verifying the knowledge of all the didactic module.





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