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

Scientific English

Course code
4S01572
Name of lecturer
Daniela Cafaro
Coordinator
Daniela Cafaro
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Other available courses
Academic sector
L-LIN/12 - LANGUAGE AND TRANSLATION - ENGLISH
Language of instruction
Italian
Period
FISIO VR 1^ ANNO - 1^ SEMESTRE, FISIO VR 1^ ANNO - 2^ SEMESTRE

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

Main goals:
1. introduction to the vocabulary about Scientific English;
2. development of the four main skills: Speaking, listening, reading, writing) focusing especially on the reading ability;
3. consolidation of the English grammar and vocabulary;
4. strengthening the ability of translation from English into Italian

The level of the Scientific English Course is: intermediate-advanced
Prior to follow the course students are requested to have at least a B1 level

Syllabus

Lexis:
1. The physiotherapist: the profession, the physiotherapist’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. Arthritis, neck pain, bone cancer
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 THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST
•BASIC CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS
•READING AND TRANSLATING SCIENTIFIC PAPERS

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
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).

Statistics about transparency requirements (Attuazione Art. 2 del D.M. 31/10/2007, n. 544)

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