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SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

CODE 65489
ACADEMIC YEAR 2021/2022
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) CHIAVARI

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) GE SAN MARTINO

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 2021/2022)
  • THIRD YEAR CLINICAL TRAINING 68650
  • Pediatric nursing 9277 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • NURSING AND RESEARCH 73031
  • CLINICAL NURSING IN CHRONIC PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS 68039
  • CLINICAL NURSING IN INTENSIVE CARE 68083
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 68894
  • MIDWIFERY 9278 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70710
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 70709
  • OBSTETRIC PATHOLOGY : PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH 68045
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • GYNAECOLOGY 68090
  • RESEARCH 73121
  • HEALTH: THE DEVELOPMENT OF CARE 67813
  • THE PREGNANCY 67991
  • BIRTH 68008
  • PHYSIOPATHOLOGY OF HUMAN REPRODUCTION 67965
  • GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND INTERNAL MEDICINE 67951
  • PHYSIOTHERAPY 9281 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES I 68102
  • INTERNAL MEDICINE AND GERIATRICS 68107
  • GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 67905
  • MUSCOLOSKELETAL PATHOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY 67912
  • SPECIAL MOTOR REHABILITATION 68199
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67895
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES II 68190
  • NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION 68125
  • MOTHER AND CHILD MEDICINE 68111
  • GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED MEDICINE APPLIED TO REHABILITATION 68095
  • REHABILITATION OF VISCERAL FUNCTIONS 68205
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 67894
  • SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS 9282 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 65590
  • APPLIED SPEECH SCIENCES 65551
  • AUDIOLOGICAL AND SPEECH-THERAPY SCIENCES 65546
  • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES 65540
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE 9283 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70706
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 70705
  • PODOLOGY 9284 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY 67540
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • SPECIAL PODIATRY III 67525
  • ANESTHESIOLOGY, INTENSIVE CARE AND PHARMACOLOGY 67515
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67336
  • SPECIAL PODOLOGY 67549
  • PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE 9286 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION THROUGH BODY EXPRESSION 66985
  • PSYCHOSOCIAL OPERATIONS 66978
  • APPLIED PSYCHIATRIC SCIENCES 66972
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 66926
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE 9287 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION III 68388
  • MEDICAL-SURGICAL SCIENCES 68394
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION II 68499
  • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION IV 73143
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70763
  • DIETETIC STUDIES 9288 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • METHODS OF APPLIED RESEARCH FOR NUTRITION 66489
  • ARTIFICIAL NUTRITION 66520
  • NUTRITION IN THE CRITICAL AND SURGICAL PATIENT 104613
  • PROFESSIONAL ETHICS, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND NUTRITIONAL EDUCATION 66537
  • NUTRITION AND PSYCHOLOGY 66525
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 66464
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • DENTAL HYGIENE 9289 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • DENTAL HYGIENE IV 73095
  • DENTAL HYGIENE III 68426
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 68638
  • SURGICAL AND REHABILITATIVE DENTISTRY 73081
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 73098
  • Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques 9291 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70722
  • TECHNIQUES IN CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOPATHOLOGY III 68466
  • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE III 84049
  • TECHNIQUES IN CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOPATHOLOGY IV 84117
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • HEARING AIDS TECHNOLOGY 9292 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 9293 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • APPLIED MEDICAL SCIENCE AND CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES 73159
  • IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD DISEAS 68485
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70732
  • MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENETIC TECHNIQUES 68493
  • PHARMACOLOGY, INFECTOUS DISEAS AND INTERNAL MEDICINE 68489
  • PATHOLOGIC ANATOMY AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL (IHC) TECHNIQUES 68482
  • ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNIQUES 9297 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM DISEASES II 67064
  • APPLIED TECHNIQUES III 67067
  • APPLIED TECHNIQUES IV 67072
  • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67005
  • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
  • HEALTHCARE STUDIES PROGRAMME 9299 (coorte 2021/2022)
  • 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
09/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA per le Professioni Sanitarie (test scritto) ESAME IN PRESENZA PRESSO AULA CLAT ALBERGO DEI POVERI
09/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Scritto ESAME IN PRESENZA PRESSO AULA CLAT ALBERGO DEI POVERI
19/01/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appelli riservato agli studenti che hanno già seguito le lezioni (sono esclusi gli studenti del 1° anno).
21/01/2022 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica
09/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Scritto Appelli riservato agli studenti che hanno già seguito le lezioni (sono esclusi gli studenti del 1° anno).
10/02/2022 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica
08/06/2022 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica
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
07/07/2022 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica
13/09/2022 09:00 GENOVA per le Professioni Sanitarie (test scritto) ESAME IN PRESENZA PRESSO AULA CLAT ALBERGO DEI POVERI
14/09/2022 14:00 GENOVA Per Infermieristica

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.