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SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

CODE 65489
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 11477 ASSISTENZA SANITARIA (L/SNT4) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9298 TECNICHE DELLA PREVENZIONE NELL'AMBIENTE E NEI LUOGH(L/SNT4) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9286 TECNICA DELLA RIABILITAZIONE PSICHIATRICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9288 DIETISTICA(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9294 TECNICHE DI RADIOLOGIA MEDICA, PER IMMAGINI E RADIOT(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - GE SAN MARTINO
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9282 LOGOPEDIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9293 TECNICHE DI LABORATORIO BIOMEDICO(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9287 TERAPIA DELLA NEURO E PSICOMOTRICITA' DELL'ETA' EVOL(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9277 INFERMIERISTICA PEDIATRICA(L/SNT1) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9278 OSTETRICIA(L/SNT1) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9280 EDUCAZIONE PROFESSIONALE(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9283 ORTOTTICA ED ASSISTENZA OFTALMOLOGICA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - CHIAVARI
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9291 TECN.FISIOPATOL.CARDIOCIRCOLAT.E E PERFUS.CARDIOVASC(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9297 TECNICHE ORTOPEDICHE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9284 PODOLOGIA(L/SNT2) - GENOVA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - PIETRA LIGURE
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9281 FISIOTERAPIA(L/SNT2) - LA SPEZIA
  • 3 cfu during the 1st year of 9289 IGIENE DENTALE(L/SNT3) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR L-LIN/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • GE SAN MARTINO
  • CHIAVARI
  • PIETRA LIGURE
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER Annual
    PREREQUISITES
    Prerequisites (for future units)
    This unit is a prerequisite for:
    • NURSING 9276 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • THIRD YEAR CLINICAL TRAINING 68650
    • Pediatric nursing 9277 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 68894
    • CLINICAL NURSING IN CHRONIC PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DISORDERS 68039
    • CLINICAL NURSING IN INTENSIVE CARE 68083
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • NURSING AND RESEARCH 73031
    • MIDWIFERY 9278 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 70709
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70710
    • GYNAECOLOGY 68090
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • RESEARCH 73121
    • OBSTETRIC PATHOLOGY : PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH 68045
    • PHYSIOTHERAPY 9281 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • GENERAL AND SPECIALIZED MEDICINE APPLIED TO REHABILITATION 68095
    • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES I 68102
    • INTERNAL MEDICINE AND GERIATRICS 68107
    • MOTHER AND CHILD MEDICINE 68111
    • NEUROPSYCHOLOGY AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL REHABILITATION 68125
    • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES II 68190
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 67894
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67895
    • MUSCOLOSKELETAL PATHOLOGY AND RHEUMATOLOGY 67912
    • SPECIAL MOTOR REHABILITATION 68199
    • REHABILITATION OF VISCERAL FUNCTIONS 68205
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • GENERAL PATHOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY 67905
    • SPEECH-LANGUAGE DISORDERS 9282 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • APPLIED NEUROSCIENCES 65540
    • AUDIOLOGICAL AND SPEECH-THERAPY SCIENCES 65546
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • APPLIED SPEECH SCIENCES 65551
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 65590
    • ORTHOPTIC STUDIES AND OPHTHALMOLOGICAL ASSISTANCE 9283 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 2ND YEAR 70705
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70706
    • PODOLOGY 9284 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • NEUROLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY 67540
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67336
    • ANESTHESIOLOGY, INTENSIVE CARE AND PHARMACOLOGY 67515
    • SPECIAL PODIATRY III 67525
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • SPECIAL PODOLOGY 67549
    • PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION TECHNIQUE 9286 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • APPLIED PSYCHIATRIC SCIENCES 66972
    • METHODS AND TECHNIQUES IN PSYCHIATRIC REHABILITATION THROUGH BODY EXPRESSION 66985
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 66926
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • PSYCHOSOCIAL OPERATIONS 66978
    • THERAPY OF MOTOR DISABILITY IN THE PEDIATRIC AGE 9287 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70763
    • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION IV 73143
    • MEDICAL-SURGICAL SCIENCES 68394
    • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION II 68499
    • PEDIATRIC REHABILITATION III 68388
    • DIETETIC STUDIES 9288 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • 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
    • ARTIFICIAL NUTRITION 66520
    • METHODS OF APPLIED RESEARCH FOR NUTRITION 66489
    • NUTRITION IN THE CRITICAL AND SURGICAL PATIENT 104613
    • DENTAL HYGIENE 9289 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • DENTAL HYGIENE III 68426
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 68638
    • SURGICAL AND REHABILITATIVE DENTISTRY 73081
    • DENTAL HYGIENE IV 73095
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 73098
    • Cardiocirculatory and Cardiovascular Perfusion techniques 9291 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE III 84049
    • TECHNIQUES IN CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOPATHOLOGY IV 84117
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • TECHNIQUES IN CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOPATHOLOGY III 68466
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70722
    • HEARING AIDS TECHNOLOGY 9292 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • BIOMEDICAL LABORATORY TECHNIQUES 9293 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • APPLIED MEDICAL SCIENCE AND CHROMATOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES 73159
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 70732
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • MEDICAL GENETICS AND GENETIC TECHNIQUES 68493
    • PHARMACOLOGY, INFECTOUS DISEAS AND INTERNAL MEDICINE 68489
    • PATHOLOGIC ANATOMY AND IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL (IHC) TECHNIQUES 68482
    • IMMUNOHEMATOLOGY AND BLOOD DISEAS 68485
    • ORTHOPAEDIC TECHNIQUES 9297 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • LOCOMOTOR SYSTEM DISEASES II 67064
    • APPLIED TECHNIQUES III 67067
    • APPLIED TECHNIQUES IV 67072
    • PRACTICAL-CLINICAL INTERNSHIP - 3RD YEAR 67005
    • HEALTHCARE STUDIES PROGRAMME 9299 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FORENSIC MEDICINE 65554
    • HEALTHCARE STUDIES PROGRAMME 11477 (coorte 2022/2023)
    • PRINCIPLES OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT 108270
    • FOOD SCIENCE 108281
    • COMMUNICATION SCIENCES RELATIONS WITH THE PUBLIC 108277
    • TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION AND HEALTHCARE RESEARCH 108303
    • SPECIALIST MEDICAL SCIENCES 108291
    • SANITARY EMERGENCY 108251
    • INTERNSHIP III YEAR 108298
    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

    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
    17/01/2023 09:00 GENOVA Test scritto Professioni Sanitarie Esclusi studenti 1° anno perché insegnamento annuale. Salvo diverse disposizioni dell’Ateneo, l’esame si terrà in presenza presso l’Aula CLAT all’Albergo dei Poveri. Gli studenti saranno suddivisi in gruppi in base al possesso o meno del certificato di inglese base B1 e dopo l’iscrizione all’esame riceveranno comunicazione con l’indicazione dell’orario in cui dovranno presentarsi in aula.
    08/02/2023 09:00 GENOVA Test scritto Professioni Sanitarie Esclusi studenti 1° anno perché insegnamento annuale. Salvo diverse disposizioni dell’Ateneo, l’esame si terrà in presenza presso l’Aula CLAT all’Albergo dei Poveri. Gli studenti saranno suddivisi in gruppi in base al possesso o meno del certificato di inglese base B1 e dopo l’iscrizione all’esame riceveranno comunicazione con l’indicazione dell’orario in cui dovranno presentarsi in aula.
    13/06/2023 09:00 GENOVA Test scritto Professioni Sanitarie Salvo diverse disposizioni dell’Ateneo, l’esame si terrà in presenza presso l’Aula CLAT all’Albergo dei Poveri. Gli studenti saranno suddivisi in gruppi in base al possesso o meno del certificato di inglese base B1 e dopo l’iscrizione all’esame riceveranno comunicazione con l’indicazione dell’orario in cui dovranno presentarsi in aula.
    05/07/2023 09:00 GENOVA Test scritto Professioni Sanitarie Salvo diverse disposizioni dell’Ateneo, l’esame si terrà in presenza presso l’Aula CLAT all’Albergo dei Poveri. Gli studenti saranno suddivisi in gruppi in base al possesso o meno del certificato di inglese base B1 e dopo l’iscrizione all’esame riceveranno comunicazione con l’indicazione dell’orario in cui dovranno presentarsi in aula.
    13/09/2023 09:00 GENOVA Test scritto Professioni Sanitarie Salvo diverse disposizioni dell’Ateneo, l’esame si terrà in presenza presso l’Aula CLAT all’Albergo dei Poveri. Gli studenti saranno suddivisi in gruppi in base al possesso o meno del certificato di inglese base B1 e dopo l’iscrizione all’esame riceveranno comunicazione con l’indicazione dell’orario in cui dovranno presentarsi in aula.

    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.