Course: English for Health Care - B2+

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Course title English for Health Care - B2+
Course code JC/ZPAZW
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Krčmář Petr, Mgr.
Course content
Medications. Prescription chart. Intravenous infusions. Blood circulation. Pre-operative assessment. Pain receptors. Post-Operative assessment. Cerebrovascular accidents. Discharge planning. Standardized final language exam which consists of both the written and the oral part and which also reflects the specific command of language relevant to the student?s professional needs.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Work with text (with textbook, with book), Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to extend the knowledge of medical English. The course will deal with medical texts, practise and develop language skills to be able to communicate in English with doctors, patients, and colleagues both home and abroad, and use international medical literature efficiently. The initial level of communicative competence: B2 in General English. The final level of communicative competence: B2+ in Medical English.
The student is able to communicate interactively at B1+ level, is capable of using relevant Medical English vocabulary. B1/MedE: Speaking: interactivity, distinguishing register. Reading: mastering reading techniques, advanced use of dictionaries and sources of information. Writing: respecting style and register. Listening: comprehension of commonly mediated types of listening on familiar matters regularly encountered in the hospital.
Communicative competence: CEFR B1 in general English.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral performance analysis, Didactic test

Student will prepare and present a semestral work on an assigned theme. The exam consists of a written test (pass mark 60%) and an oral interview.
Recommended literature
  • Allum, Virginia. Cambridge English for nursing : [intermediate]. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-521-71540-9.
  • Glendinning, Eric H. English in medicine : a course in communication skills. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005. ISBN 0-521-60666-7.
  • Grice, Tony. Nursing 2.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 978-0-19-456988-0.
  • James, David V. Medicine, Prentice Hall International, 1992.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Perioperative care in gynaecology and obstetrics (2014) Health service - -
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing care in internal medicine subspecialties (2014) Health service - -
Faculty of Health Studies Nursing in selected clinical specialties (2014) Health service - -