Bachelor's degree in Nursing (to qualify as a nurse) (Vicenza)

English for Nursing

Course code
Name of lecturer
Loredana Pancheri
Loredana Pancheri
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
INF VI - 1° anno 1° sem, INF VI - 1° anno 2° sem

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims to develop students' skills in comprehension and production, both written and oral, of scientific texts. Particular attention will be given to the lexical, syntactic, phonological and pragmatic aspects of medical English.


The course will provide students with the skills to understand and produce descriptions of Nursing and EBN texts. During the course students will analyse scientific articles related to the nursing profession.
The program also includes the analysis and understanding of videos regarding nursing and therapeutic dialogues with the patient and then reformulate communicative situations of assessment and patient education.
The course offers students the guidelines for therapeutic communication in English based on the principles of caring and compassion.
A large part of the course is dedicated to the glossary with attention to the translation of acronyms and scientific terminology.

Assessment methods and criteria

Public speaking session delivered by students (2-3 students) presenting a speech on caring and nursing topics selected.
The presentation will be structured with a guided pattern together with a glossary that each student will present.

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