SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

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Code
65489
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
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) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) GENOVA

3 credits during the 1st year of 9281 PHYSIOTHERAPY (L/SNT2) GENOVA

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
Teaching materials

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

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

GIUSEPPE ALEO (President)

LEDA MASI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Online interactive lessons, followed by a multiple choice test.

LESSONS START

Second semester, April 2020

ORARI

L'orario di tutti gli insegnamenti è consultabile su EasyAcademy.

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.

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.