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A foreign language, final examination
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Lesson (36 hours)

A level of knowledge of the pre-intermediate English language A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) is recommended.

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The assessment takes place through a written exam at the end of the course. The test consists of questions related to the program carried out in class; it has the purpose to assess the student's ability to understand and synthesize information and communicate using the language and its structures in an appropriate manner with respect to the context, especially the medical-scientific domain. The test lasts 60 minutes. To pass the exam, the student must obtain a score of no less than 18 (eighteen).

Giudizio Finale

This course aims to revise the intermediate grammatical structures (B1-B2 of the CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), necessary to convey certain linguistic functions, and to provide students with the tools to deal with Academic English texts focusing on medical-scientific English.
Through theoretical and practical exercises aimed at deepening grammatical structures and vocabulary, at the end of the course the student will be able to:
- express themselves in English in an appropriate manner with respect to the context
- analyze scientific texts in English
- understand oral and written productions on medical-scientific topics
- use English in a flexible and effective manner in the academic and professional fields, in particular in the medical-scientific field.

The acquisition of the different skills will be developed through a two-fold approach:
1- the study of English grammar for the comprehension and communication in English (oral and written) at intermediate level
2- the use of English in the medical-scientific field focusing on the lexicon and the morpho-syntactic structures of the Academic English.

The main books used are:
- Glendinning, Eric H., & Howard, Ron. Professional English in Use: Medicine. Cambridge Univers
- Glendinning, Eric H., & Holmström, Beverly, A.S. English in Medicine (3rd ed.). Cambridge University Press, 2006.
-Murphy, Raymond. English Grammar in Use (4th ed.). Cambridge, 2012.
The lecture notes (slides and any additional material in the form of links, articles or extracts) will eventually be made available as announced in class by the instructor.


The course objectives will be achieved through lectures for a total of 36 hours (3 CFU). Lessons are supported by power points and the integration of online applications. In class, the exercises can be carried out individually but above all collectively, therefore, constant frequency and active participation are required.

Appointments with the instructor are made via email.