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SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

CODE 65489
ACADEMIC YEAR 2020/2021
CREDITS 3 credits during the 1st year of 9277 Pediatric nursing (L/SNT1) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9278 MIDWIFERY (L/SNT1) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9280 PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) GE SAN MARTINO

3 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) PIETRA LIGURE

3 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) LA SPEZIA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) CHIAVARI

3 credits during the 1st year of 9282 SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9283 ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9284 PODOLOGY (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9286 PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9287 THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9288 DIETETIC STUDIES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9289 DENTAL HYGIENE (L/SNT3) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9291 Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques (L/SNT3) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9293 BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9294 MEDICAL RADIOLOGY, IMAGING AND RADIOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9297 ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNIQUES (L/SNT3) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9298 PREVENTION TECHNIQUES IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE WORKPLACE (L/SNT4) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (Pediatric nursing)
SEMESTER Annual
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • NURSING 9276 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • CLINICAL NURSING FOR CHRONIC CONDITIONS, AND PHYSICAL AND PSYCOLOGICAL IMPAIRMENT 68033
  • CLINICAL NURSING IN THE FIELD OF CRITICAL CARE 68076
  • SECOND YEAR CLINICAL TRAINING 68649
  • THIRD YEAR CLINICAL TRAINING 68650
  • NURSING RESEARCH 84036
  • CLINICAL NURSING IN MATERNAL AND PAEDIATRIC AREA 67998
  • HEALTH SCIENCES AND EVOLUTION OF CARING 84033
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND ANATOMICAL PATHOLOGY 67943
  • MEDICINE AND SURGERY, PHARMACOLOGY 67956
  • CLINICAL NURSING FOR SURGICAL PATIENTS 67982
  • NURSING IN PRIORITY HEALTH PROBLEMS 84034
  • Pediatric nursing 9277 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • CLINICAL NURSING IN CHRONIC PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS 68039
  • CLINICAL NURSING IN INTENSIVE CARE 68083
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 68894
  • NURSING AND RESEARCH 73031
  • MIDWIFERY 9278 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • OBSTETRIC PATHOLOGY : PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH 68045
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70710
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 70709
  • RESEARCH 73121
  • GYNAECOLOGY 68090
  • BIRTH 68008
  • HEALTH: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARE 67813
  • GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE 67951
  • THE PREGNANCY 67991
  • PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION 67965
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY 9281 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES I 68102
  • REHABILITATION OF VISCERAL FUNCTIONS 68205
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 67894
  • GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 67905
  • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES II 68190
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION 68125
  • GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED MEDICINE APPLIED TO REHABILITATION 68095
  • SPECIAL MOTOR REHABILITATION 68199
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • MUSCOLOSKELETAL PATHOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY 67912
  • MOTHER AND CHILD MEDICINE 68111
  • INTERNAL MEDICINE AND GERIATRICS 68107
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67895
  • SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS 9282 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 65590
  • APPLIED SPEECH SCIENCES 65551
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • AUDIOLOGICAL AND SPEECH-THERAPY SCIENCES 65546
  • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES 65540
  • ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE 9283 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 70705
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70706
  • PODOLOGY 9284 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • SPECIAL PODOLOGY 67549
  • ANESTHESIOLOGY, INTENSIVE CARE AND PHARMACOLOGY 67515
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67336
  • NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY 67540
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • SPECIAL PODIATRY III 67525
  • PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE 9286 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • APPLIED PSYCHIATRIC SCIENCES 66972
  • METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION THROUGH BODY EXPRESSION 66985
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 66926
  • PSYCHOSOCIAL OPERATIONS 66978
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE 9287 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION III 68388
  • MEDICAL-SURGICAL SCIENCES 68394
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70763
  • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION II 68499
  • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION IV 73143
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • DIETETIC STUDIES 9288 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • ARTIFICIAL NUTRITION 66520
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE AND NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION 66537
  • METHODS OF APPLIED RESEARCH FOR NUTRITION 66489
  • NUTRITION IN THE CRITICAL AND SURGICAL PATIENT 104613
  • NUTRITION AND PSYCHOLOGY 66525
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 66464
  • DENTAL HYGIENE 9289 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 73098
  • DENTAL HYGIENE IV 73095
  • DENTAL HYGIENE III 68426
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 68638
  • SURGICAL AND REHABILITATIVE DENTISTRY 73081
  • Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques 9291 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • TECHNIQUES IN CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOPATHOLOGY III 68466
  • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE III 84049
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • TECHNIQUES IN CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOPATHOLOGY IV 84117
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70722
  • HEARING AIDS TECHNOLOGY 9292 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 9293 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD DISEAS 68485
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • PATHOLOGIC ANATOMY AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL (IHC) TECHNIQUES 68482
  • PHARMACOLOGY, INFECTOUS DISEAS AND INTERNAL MEDICINE 68489
  • APPLIED MEDICAL SCIENCE AND CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES 73159
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70732
  • MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENETIC TECHNIQUES 68493
  • ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNIQUES 9297 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • APPLIED TECHNIQUES III 67067
  • LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM DISEASES II 67064
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • APPLIED TECHNIQUES IV 67072
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67005
  • HEALTHCARE STUDIES PROGRAMME 9299 (coorte 2020/2021)
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

This course of scientific English enables students to gain sufficient specific knowledge in order to overcome the barrier of the English language, drawing from international scientific literature, not only for the purposes of professional updating, but also to obtain scientifically valid information to develop evidence-based practice.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Acquire a good knowledge of the English grammar (Level B2) and understanding of the written text of a scientific paper. 

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

- Provide students with basic English grammar skills (Level B2)

- Provide students with a general understanding of medical-scientific terminology.

- Understand the particular meaning of medical-scientific terms.

- Help students acquire the ability to correctly understand the contents of a scientific article.

- Develop in students the ability to gain updated information by reading and understanding international scientific literature in English.

PREREQUISITES

Students must already have a basic understanding of the English language (Level B1) in terms of listening and reading comprehension, and writing.

TEACHING METHODS

Online interactive lessons, followed by a multiple choice test.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

MODULE 1: ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND MEDICAL-SCIENTIFIC TERMINOLOGY 

 

SESSION 1 – To be; numbers  (Grammar 1)

SESSION 2 –Nursing titles; Types of nurses and health prpfessionals; main nursing actitivities; The concept of disease; To care; False friends; Specific meanings (Terminology 1) 

SESSION 3 –Articles and plurals (Grammar 2)

SESSIONE 4 –Adjectives, Pronouns, Simple Present Tense, Adverbs of frequency, the time (Grammar 3)

SESSION 5 –Patients’ conditions (Terminology 2)

SESSION 6 –To Have (Simple Present) + Saxon genitive (Grammar 4)

SESSION 7 –Regular and irregular verbs, Verbs with 2 complements, The Imperative, Interrogative adjectives & Pronouns (Grammar 5)

SESSION 8 –Modal Verbs (Grammar 6)

SESSION 9 –The nurse’s job; The doctor’s job; Specialists; The doctor’s tools; Giving instructions to patients (Terminology 3)

SESSION 10 - Present Continuous and Past Continuous (Grammar 7)

SESSION 11 –Countable & Uncountable Nouns. Indefinite adjectives & pronouns. Indefinite Compounds (Grammar 8)

SESSION 12 –Other determiners (Grammar 9)

SESSION 13 - The Five Senses; Common Disorders of Senses; Kinds of Diet; Eating Disorders & Consequences; Types of Nutrition; The Skeletal System and its Diseases; The Muscular System and its Diseases (Terminology 4)

SESSION 14 –Reflexive pronouns, Reciprocal pronouns, Reflexive verbs (Grammar 10)

SESSION 15 –Simple Past Tense, Tag Questions (Grammar 11)

SESSION 16 –Comparatives, Relative Superlatives (Grammar 12)

SESSION 17 - The Nervous System and its Diseases; The Integumentary System and its Diseases; The Cardiovascular System and its Diseases; The Respiratory System and its Diseases; The Digestive System and its Diseases (Terminology 5)

SESSION 18 –Present Perfect, Present Perfect Continuous, Past Perfect, Past Perfect Continuous (Grammar 13)

SESSION 19 –The Future (Grammar 14) 

SESSION 20 – Relative Pronouns (Grammar 15) 

SESSION 21 – Conditionals: Would and “If clauses” (Grammar 16) 

SESSION 22 – Techniques and tools for patient assessment; Vital signs; Common Illnesses; signs and symptoms; Viral infectious diseases; Bacterial infectious diseases; Drug forms; Drug categories; First Aid; First Aid Procedures (Terminology 6)

 

MODULE 2: READING COMPREHENSION OF A SCIENTIFIC PAPER  (SESSIONS 23 and 24)

- The main parts of a scientific paper.

- Article tile: Provider beliefs regarding early mobilization in the pediatric intensive care unit.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

”English for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals”,

Casa Ed. Ambrosiana / Zanichelli (comprensivo di risorse didattiche online) di Francesca Malaguti, Ilaria Parini, Rosalind Roberts.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

GIUSEPPE ALEO (President)

LEDA MASI

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

Online interactive lessons, followed by a multiple choice test.

LESSONS START

Second semester, April 2020

Class schedule

All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

The exam is held online in "Aula CLAT". Students have to select the correct answer to a set of 20 questions on English grammar and a scientific paper. The questions are randomly selected by the computerized system so that students will have a different set of questions. Correct answers are equal to 1 point, partly correct answer are equal to 0.5 points. In order to pass the exam, students have to obtain at least 16 points out of a total of 20 points.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

The questions of the test have been developed to assess the students’ knowledge about English grammar (Level B2), medical-scientific terminology, and the correct comprehension of an English scientific paper.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
18/01/2021 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica con accettazione online
20/01/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appello riservato agli studenti che hanno già frequentato le lezioni (sono esclusi gli studenti del 1° anno).
08/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica con accettazione online
17/02/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
07/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica con accettazione online
17/06/2021 11:00 GENOVA Scritto
07/07/2021 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica con accettazione online
16/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto
15/09/2021 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica con accettazione online
23/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto

FURTHER INFORMATION

Students can improve their English language skills by participating in ERASMUS exchange programs and by doing the excercises in the text book: ”English for Nurses and Healthcare Providers”, Ed. Ambrosiana / Zanichelli.