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Course description
  ENGLISH FOR THE HEALTH AND MEDICAL SCIENCES

Competencies and objectives

 

Course context for academic year 2019-20

The subject of "English for medicine and Health Sciences” develops contents and basic skills in the academic training of the master. Knowledge of terminology, as well as communication strategies and translation of medical language, is one of the main pillars in the future professional specialization of the students of the master, since it covers one of the professional areas with most demand in today's world. This area is complemented with the equivalent in Spanish of "Español de la medicina y las ciencias de la salud".

 

 

Course content (verified by ANECA in official undergraduate and Master’s degrees)

Specific Competences (CE)

  • CE11 : Use the perspectives, theories and analysis techniques that are essential for constructing the theoretical framework of Forensic Linguistics.
  • CE17 : Be able to elucidate the linguistic nature that distinguishes the varieties of IFE: the terminology, syntax, rhetorical organisation and communicative strategies.
  • CE18 : Be able to control the idiosyncratic subtleties and cultural/social differences that are essential for interpersonal relationships in academic and professional contexts (cultural values, norms of courtesy, non-verbal communication, etc.).
  • CE19 : Be able to use the communicative and discursive techniques common to most of the discourses of the speciality, which serve to achieve different communicative purposes (argument techniques, presentation description, narrative, explanation, etc.).
  • CE2 : Apply the theories, models and linguistic tools that are relevant for study and research of the IFE.
  • CE20 : Be able to use resources for the transmission of scientific knowledge to present the research carried out in the context of the languages of the speciality.
  • CE22 : Be able to prepare effective texts in the different languages of the speciality, oral and written, in English and Spanish, according to the contextual and discursive needs and expectations.
  • CE25 : Ability to use existing resources to obtain, handle, interpret, manage and transmit information: databases, written and oral corpora, Internet and the ICTs.
  • CE32 : Ability to handle and assess the value of documentary resources that allow one to approach the understanding, production or translation of specialised texts correctly, from English to Spanish and vice versa.
  • CE33 : Ability to give an academic presentation orally in English and Spanish in academic and research contexts.
  • CE36 : Ability to apply linguistic knowledge to researching some aspect related to the languages of the speciality (English and Spanish).
  • CE4 : Master the specific terminology of different kinds of the IFE in the contexts where they are used.
  • CE6 : Be able to analyse the communicative genres of the different varieties of IFE.
  • CE9 : Be able to transmit the techniques of Plain English and its application to legal English.

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Instrumental: Conceptual or Cognitive

  • CG1 : Know how to apply the main perspectives, theories, techniques and analysis models in the field of interdisciplinary research of linguistics applied to the study of the IFE.
  • CG2 : Know how to apply the main perspectives, theories, techniques and analysis models in the field of interdisciplinary research of linguistics applied to the study of the EFE.

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Instrumental: Procedural or Methodological

  • CG3 : Ability to apply the knowledge acquired and solve problems in new or little-known settings within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the languages of one's speciality.
  • CG4 : Know how to integrate knowledge and deal with the complexity of giving opinions on the basis of information that may be incomplete or limited and includes reflections on the social and ethical responsibilities associated with applying one's knowledge and opinions in academic and research contexts.
  • CG5 : Possess the ability for self-learning in the academic and research contexts associated with the languages of one's speciality.
  • CG6 : Capacity to choose or design the right method of work to achieve the goals proposed in the academic and research contexts of the languages of one's speciality.
  • CG7 : Capacity to communicate one's conclusions and the knowledge and reasons that support them to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously in the academic and research contexts of the languages of one's speciality.

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Instrumental: Technological

  • CG8 : Use technological resources to acquire, handle, analyse, interpret and transmit information: databases, translators, spell-checkers, tools, word processors, multimedia presentations, etc.

 

General Competences of the Degree Course:>>Attitude: Individual

  • CG10 : Capacity to work in interdisciplinary groups in international academic contexts.
  • CG12 : Ethical commitment.

 

 

 

Learning outcomes (Training objectives)

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Specific objectives stated by the academic staff for academic year 2019-20


-The module is aimed to provide students with the necessary techniques, methods and resources for professional contexts in the field of English for medicine and health sciences.

-Amongst the competences for this course we aim for students to acquire and manage specific terminology of medical English in both the spoken and written language.

-Mastery of specialized text types involved in medical sciences and technical vocabulary, both technical and semi-technical through definition and explanation of specific terms and expressions.


- Use of strategies and techniques to master, rate and apply information sources, specific technical documentation, computer resources and bibliographic sources.

-To perform oral presentations in academic contexts and research specialised documents and texts related to the field of Medicine and Health Sciences.

- To develop skills in different professional fields related to medical English and to gain practical understanding of such fields.

 

 

General

Code: 38619
Lecturer responsible:
GARCIA LOSQUIÑO, IRENE
Credits ECTS: 3,00
Theoretical credits: 0,40
Practical credits: 0,80
Distance-base hours: 1,80

Departments involved

  • Dept: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Area: ENGLISH STUDIES
    Theoretical credits: 0,4
    Practical credits: 0,8
    This Dept. is responsible for the course.
    This Dept. is responsible for the final mark record.

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