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
Location
VERONA
Period
LEZIONI 1° E 2° SEMESTRE (INSEGNAMENTI ANNUALI) dal Oct 1, 2020 al May 28, 2021.

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 course will focus on the improvement of the four linguistics abilities (reading, writing, listening, speaking) for scientific use. In particular, the following activities will be carried out:

- reading comprehension of scientific texts;
- listening comprehension of scientific speech/interaction;
- writing of scientific texts;
- spoken scientific presentations;
- introduction to Dentistry specialised lexicon;
- grammar revision according to students' needs.

Advised readings: Dofka, C. (2012) Dental Terminology, 3rd Edition, International Edition. Delmar Cengage Learning; Swales, J. & Feak C. (2012) Academic Writing for Graduate Students, The University of Michigan Press.
Reference grammar: Murphy, R. (any edition) English Grammar in Use for Intermediate Students of English. Cambridge University Press.


Further study material will be provided by the teacher.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
Swales, J. & Feak C. Academic Writing for Graduate Students The University of Michigan Press 2012
Dofka, C. Dental Terminology, 3rd Edition, International Edition. (Edizione 3) Delmar Cengage Learning. 2012
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, reading and listening comprehension and writing skills, followed by an interview focused on presentation and communication skills.





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