|SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR||L-LIN/12|
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
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.
Acquire a good knowledge of the English grammar (Level B2) and understanding of the written text of a scientific paper.
- 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.
Students must already have a basic understanding of the English language (Level B1) in terms of listening and reading comprehension, and writing.
Online interactive lessons, followed by a multiple choice test.
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.
”English for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals”,
Casa Ed. Ambrosiana / Zanichelli (comprensivo di risorse didattiche online) di Francesca Malaguti, Ilaria Parini, Rosalind Roberts.
Office hours: Students can fix an appointment by sending an email to: email@example.com Address: Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute Via A. Pastore 1 16132 GENOVA
GIUSEPPE ALEO (President)
Second semester, April 2020
All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.
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.
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.
|19/01/2022||09:00||GENOVA||Scritto||Appelli riservato agli studenti che hanno già seguito le lezioni (sono esclusi gli studenti del 1° anno).|
|09/02/2022||09:00||GENOVA||Scritto||Appelli riservato agli studenti che hanno già seguito le lezioni (sono esclusi gli studenti del 1° anno).|
|09/06/2022||09:00||GENOVA||Per le Professioni Sanitarie (test scritto)||ESAME IN PRESENZA PRESSO AULA CLAT ALBERGO DEI POVERI|
|05/07/2022||09:00||GENOVA||per le Professioni Sanitarie (test scritto)||ESAME IN PRESENZA PRESSO AULA CLAT ALBERGO DEI POVERI|
|13/09/2022||09:00||GENOVA||per le Professioni Sanitarie (test scritto)||ESAME IN PRESENZA PRESSO AULA CLAT ALBERGO DEI POVERI|
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.