cod. 15746

Academic year 2017/18
1° year of course - Second semester
Academic discipline
Lingua e traduzione - lingua inglese (L-LIN/12)
Per la conoscenza di almeno una lingua straniera
Type of training activity
Language/Final test
8 hours
of face-to-face activities
1 credits
course unit
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Learning objectives

- Review of some of the language functions and grammatical structures learned during compulsory education
Ability to interact in a professional environment using the English language written and spoken


Students must demonstrate a good knowledge of English at B1 / B2 level, according to the Common European Framework (CEFR) decided by the Council of Europe and related to foreign languages.

Course unit content

The course consists of a credit in the first year for an equivalent of about 8 hours of lectures and exercises, and a credit to the second year.
The 1st year of the program provides for the review of some linguistic and grammatical functions.
The starting level is B1 / B2 according to the Common European Framework (CEFR) decided by the Council of Europe and related to foreign languages (see form below).
Initially, an entrance test is conducted to assess the basic level of the students who will not be less than B1, since the curricular programs of lower secondary school and high foresee the study of that language.
In the middle of the course, an ongoing evaluation will be conducted in English in which students have to simulate a clinical case in pairs.
The final exam consists of a written exam divided in verifying the skills of reading, listening and processing of grammar level B1 / B2 exercises.

Full programme

Grammatical content:
Verbs: review of tenses (past, present and future), phrasal verbs, modal verbs, present perfect, past perfect, conditional sentences, passive forms syntax and morphology: relative pronouns, the quantity and quality expressions, idioms, adverbs, adjectives and prepositions
Lexical content:
parts of the body, the body functions, branches of medicine; sickness and health; health care and hospitals; take a history, medical ethics, medical and surgical treatment; referral letters; Reports of health and safety; abstract of magazines; case report; case history
take notes during a radiological examination; writing history; reassure the patient; write a case study; describe the symptoms of a patient using appropriate terms; physically examine a patient; explaining causes and prospects; discuss treatment expectations.


-- Material provided by the teacher
- Textbook: "Professional Inglese in use" Glendinning EH, Howard R, Cambridge University Press
- Textbook: “Manuale di grammatica inglese per italiani, con glossario di riferimento – Settore medico-infermieristico”

Teaching methods

- Frontal lessons
- Didactis laboratories

Assessment methods and criteria

Written test

Other information

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