Bachelor's degree in Speech and Language Therapy (to qualify as a speech and language therapist)

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
Location
VERONA
Period
LOGO 1A1S, LOGO 1A2S

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The scientific English course aims to achieve the following objectives: 1. to introduce the main words of scientific English; 2. develop the four skills (speaking, listening, reading, writing) of the English language with particular attention to reading skills; 3. through the analysis of authentic scientific passages, reinforce and consolidate the grammar and the words of the English language; 4. improving translation skills from English into Italian

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.

The exam will be structured in different parts:

1) Scientific and Medical Text Comprehension and Analysis (Multiple Choice questions)
2) Appropriate translation of Medical Terminology
3) Use of medical terminology in different fields (sentence completion exercise)
4) General English Language Knowledge Test (Grammar Exercises - sentence completion and transformation)





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