ENGLISH 3

ENGLISH 3

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Last update 19/05/2021 10:04
Code
74727
ACADEMIC YEAR
2021/2022
CREDITS
2 credits during the 3nd year of 8746 School of Dental Medicine (LM-46) GENOVA

1 credits during the 3nd year of 8745 MEDICINE AND SURGERY (LM-41) GENOVA

SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
L-LIN/12
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (School of Dental Medicine)
semester
1° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

In today's globalized world, the health professional has often the need to communicate in English with patients and colleagues. The aim of this course is not that of teaching how to read a medical text, but to help to practice.

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The aim of this course is not that of teaching how to read a medical text, but to help to practice medicine in English, possibly in a social context different from the one our students are familiar with. The first two lectures concern the cultural barriers that may hamper communication with patients of a different ethnic background. In the following lectures, the health professional enters a virtual hospital, meet its staff, and visit its individual operating units. Our students  encounter virtual patients, collect their medical histories, perform their physical examination, set down medical records, request diagnostic tests, and prescribe therapy. e medicine in English, possibly in a human context different from the one you are familiar with. 

Teaching methods

Lectures

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Several lectures concern specific medical areas, for which typical dialogue situations are represented using the most frequent medical terms. The focus is not on technical words, but on the common terms that the patient may use. In all these scenarios, possible differences between the Anglo-Saxon and Italian interpersonal approach are emphasized for the purpose of fostering trust and communication with the patient.   Formal lectures are complemented by additional resources available through Aulaweb.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

Carlo Pesce.  Medical English.  Zanichelli, 2020.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: Mondays 10AM-12AM

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures

LESSONS START

November 2020

EXAMS

Assessment methods

Oral presentations, Q&A time in the lecture hall, objective tests.