SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

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Code
94501
ACADEMIC YEAR
2019/2020
CREDITS
3 credits during the 1st year of 9285 Health Professions of Rehabilitation Sciences (LM/SNT2) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Health Professions of Rehabilitation Sciences)
semester
Annual
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

This short course, which requires a good knowledge of English, is dedicated to the technique of scientific writing, in particular in the medical and biological fields. The video lectures address the common grammatical errors of morphology and syntax that are often encountered while editing manuscripts written by Italian authors.

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learn English technical writing skills to draft a scientific text.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

to organize scientific data for publication;

to acquire expertise in scientific/technical writing;

to learn international standards of text composition;

to edit scientific text according to international standards.

 

PREREQUISITES

B2 level

Teaching methods

videolecture on Aulaweb

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Specific areas being covered include use of pronouns, punctuation and dangling participles. Next come specific issues of technical writing, such as abbreviations, units of measure, and choice of standard scientific terms. A video lecture is dedicated to the different types of scientific publications and the logical sequence of presentation of the work done in the sections of the article. Finally, practical examples of text editing are used to deal with finer points of style, such as how to organize the text in paragraphs, and how to avoid redundancy, elegant variation, or ambiguous phrasing.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Gary Blake, Robert W. Bly. Elements of Technical Writing. Pearson, 2000.

AMA Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors, OUP USA, 10th edition, 2007.

Barbara Gastel, Robert A. Day. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. Greenwood Pub Group, 2016.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Mondays 10AM-12AM

Exam Board

CARLO PESCE (President)

LUISA ALEXIA PIAGGIO

LINDA BATTISTUZZI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

videolecture on Aulaweb

LESSONS START

March 2019

EXAMS

Exam description

Multiple choice test