Combined Bachelor's + Master's degree in Dentistry and Dental Prosthetics

Scientific English

Course code
4S01572
Name of lecturer
Dora Renna
Coordinator
Dora Renna
Number of ECTS credits allocated
7
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
LEZIONI 1° E 2° SEMESTRE (INSEGNAMENTI ANNUALI) dal Oct 1, 2019 al May 29, 2020.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Main topics in dental surgery. Professional and social contexts. Interviewing patients and professionals. The International community. Academic reading and writing

Syllabus

The corse will focus on the following topics:

- specialised Dentistry lexicon;

- intercultural communication skills (patients and dentist team);

- research and comprehension of specialised texts;

- writing skills and presentation skills;

- tailor-made grammar revision.

Main text: Dofka, C. (2012) Dental Terminology, 3rd Edition, International Edition. Delmar Cengage Learning.
Reference grammar handbook: Murphy, R. (any edition) English Grammar in Use for Intermediate Students of English. Cambridge University Press.
Recommended dictionary: Ireland, R. (2010) Dictionary of Dentistry. Oxford University Press.

Further study material will be provided by the teacher.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Dofka, C. Dental Terminology, 3rd Edition, International Edition. (Edizione 3) Delmar Cengage Learning. 2012
Ireland, R. Dictionary of Dentistry. Oxford University Press 2010
Murphy, R. English Grammar in Use for Intermediate Students of English. Cambridge University Press.  

Assessment methods and criteria

The exam will focus on the topics studied in class, and will consist in a written test (multiple-choice and open questions) aimed at assessing lexical competence, comprehension and writing skills, immediately followed by an interview focused on presentation and communication skills.





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