Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
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Course type: 
A foreign language, final examination
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Lesson (30 hours)

CEFR A2 level.

Final written online test (multiple choice questions) to be administered on site to assess the acquisition of grammar structures and proper use of English.

Giudizio Finale

Provide students with the linguistic competence
- to identify, analyse and use the main structures of English at an intermediate level;
- to read and understand short medical scientific texts related to the healthcare professions;
- to communicate with foreign patients and colleagues in an international working environment.

Grammar of the English language at the intermediate level (comparatives/superlatives, determiners/quantifiers, question tags), in particular:
1. Present tenses: present simple, present continuous
2. Past tenses: simple past, past continuous, past perfect, present perfect, present perfect continuous
3. Future tenses: present simple, present continuous, will future, to be going to, future continuous
4. Conditionals: zero, first, second and third conditional
5. Modals: can, must, have to, should, ought to, had better
6. Passives
7. Reported Speech

Linguistic functions of healthcare communication; subject-specific lexis and basic terminology for medical, technical and healthcare professionals; communication with patients: Health and illness; Parts of the body; Bones; Functions of the body; Symptoms and signs.

Frontal and interactive teaching in English (30 hours, 10 onsite, 20 online) supported by the use of the textbook and further digital material available online.

The course also includes: a) compulsory online English practice on the MEC - Macmillan Online Campus, b) study support from some tutors and c) the possibility of attending a language workshop. The essential information in this regard is provided to students by the Segreteria and by the Referente MEC. Please do not contact the teacher for clarifications on points a), b) and c). Thank you.


For grammar: Murphy, R., English Grammar in Use 5th Ed. Book with Answers. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Further material will be provided by the teacher on the Insubria E-learning platform.

The teacher is available in Microsoft Teams by e-mail appointment.