SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

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Code
93529
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
3 credits during the 1st year of 9276 NURSING (L/SNT1) SAVONA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
Italian (English on demand)
TEACHING LOCATION
SAVONA (NURSING)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

Through this course of Scientific English, students will develop specific language skills that will enable them to overcome the barrier of the English language and access international scientific literature, not only for their own professional development, but also to implement evidence-based practice to improve patient and healthcare outcomes.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Increase the basic knowledge of the English language applied to the context of health and social health, as well as immediate help and first impact relationship

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the course, the student will be able to:

Know the basic English grammar. Recognize the specific healthcare terminology. Apply the rules of English grammar and specific terminology within their own professional sector. Critically appraise the contents of a scientific article in English. Distinguish the particular meaning of medical-scientific English terminology from common English. Describe analytically the contents of a medical-scientific text. Explain the contents of a scientific article in English.

The purpose of this course is to:

- teach students the basics of English grammar (Level B2)

- provide students with a correct understanding of medical-scientific terminology.

- introduce the issues related to the particular meaning of medical-scientific terms.

- enable students to correctly interpret the contents of a scientific article.

- develop students’ ability to stay updated on today’s rapidly-evolving scientific advances by being able to read and understanding international scientific publications in English.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

• Apply the rules of English grammar and specific terminology within their professional context.

• Recognize the specific terminology of the healthcare and social sector.

• Critically appraise the contents of a scientific article.

• Distinguish the particular meaning of English medical-scientific terminology from common English.

• Analytically describe the contents of a medical-scientific paper.

• Explain the contents of a scientific article in English.

PREREQUISITES

Students must possess basics of the English language, in terms of understanding, listening, reading and writing (Level B1).

Teaching methods

Blended lessons (24 hours of online lessons, and 3 face-to-face lessons of 4 hours each) followed by an online test.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

MODULE 1: GRAMMAR AND SCIENTIFIC HEALTHCARE TERMINOLOGY 

SESSION 1 – The verb “To be”; numbers (Grammar 1)

SESSION 2 – Nursing titles; Types of nurses; principal nursing activities; The concept of illness, disease and sickness; To care; False friends; Special meanings (Terminology 1)

SESSION 3 – Articles and plurals (Grammar 2)

SESSION 4 – Adjectives, pronouns, Simple Present Tense, Adverbs of frequency, time (Grammar 3)

SESSION 5 – Patients’ conditions (Terminology 2)

SESSION 6 – To Have (Simple Present) + Possessives (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 & 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 – Would and “If clauses” (Grammar 16)

SESSIONE 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)

 

MODULO 2: READING COMPREHENSION OF A SCIENTIFIC ARTICLE (SESSION 23)

- Article tile: Incorporating nursing complexity in reimbursement coding systems: the potential impact on missed care, by Sasso et al. 2017 BMJ Quality & Safety

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

”English for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals” by Francesca Malaguti, Ilaria Parini, Rosalind Roberts.

Ambrosiana / Zanichelli Publishers. Edited by A. Destrebecq, G. Ledonne

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Students can fix an appointment by sending an email to: giuseppe.aleo@edu.unige.it Address: Dipartimento di Scienze della Salute Via A. Pastore 1 16132 GENOVA

Exam Board

ANNAMARIA BAGNASCO (President)

GIUSEPPE ALEO (President)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Blended lessons (24 hours of online lessons, and 3 face-to-face lessons of 4 hours each) followed by an online test.

LESSONS START

2nd Semester, starting from April 2019

ORARI

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