SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Dental Hygiene
Academyc year when starting the degree: 
2018/2019
Year: 
1
Academyc year when helding the course: 
2018/2019
Course type: 
A foreign language, final examination
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
3
Standard lectures hours: 
36
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (36 hours)
Requirements: 

CEFR A2 level.

Final Examination: 
Orale

Final written test. 40-item test (different task types and formats) to assess acquisition of grammar structures and linguistic functions as well as understanding and knowledge of vocabulary specific to the career of dental hygienist.

Assessment: 
Giudizio Finale

Provide future dental hygienists with the linguistic competence
- toidentify, analyse and use the main structures of English at an intermediate level;
- to read, understand and translate into Italian medical scientific texts related to their future profession;
- to communicate with foreign patients and colleagues in an international working environment.
At the end of the course, students willhave acquired knowledge ofthe vocabulary related to the healthcare field as well as adequate command of the subject-specific terminology of Dental Hygiene.

Grammar of the English language, recurringstructures of medical scientific English; main linguistic functions and linguistic functions of health, oral and dentalcare communication; subject-specificvocabulary: health care, anatomy, physiology and pathology of the oral cavity and teeth, dental hygiene, instruments and protective equipment, communicating with patients.

Coursebook:
V. Evans; J. Dooley; C. Apodaca, Dental Hygienist, Student's Book, Express Publishing, Newbury, 2016 (Career Paths series), ISBN: 978-1-4715-4661-7

Further material will be available through the online platform.

Further reading:
Michele L. Darby, Mosby’s Comprehensive Review of Dental Hygiene, Mosby, St. Louis, 2011
Carole Hollins, Basic Guide to Anatomy and Physiology for Dental Care Professionals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, 2012.
D. J. Phinney; Judy H. Halstead, Dental Assisting. A Comprehensive Approach, Delmar Cengage Learning, NY, 2013.

Convenzionale

Frontal and formal interactive teaching (36 hours). Reading/listening and comprehension, translation and analysis of texts. Grammar and Use of English exercises, true/false questions, gap filling, multiple choice questions, open questions.

Professors

CUOJATI FRANCESCA