SCIENTIFIC ENGLISH

Degree course: 
Academic year when starting the degree: 
2015/2016
Year: 
2
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
2016/2017
Course type: 
Various educational activities
Language: 
Italian
Credits: 
1
Period: 
Second semester
Standard lectures hours: 
12
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (12 hours)
Requirements: 

No prerequisites required.

Final Examination: 
Orale

The final examination is written and consists of two parts: the first one contains 34 questions in total, including multiple choice, gapped text and matching questions.The second part is the translation of a passage drawn from an English scientific paper. Both parts aim at evaluating the student's vocabulary related to the field of Perfusion technology.

Assessment: 
Giudizio Finale

The course is designed to help students read medical journals and textbooks more fluently and improve their knowledge of scientific English in key areas of perfusion technology. The course is aimed at reinforcing students’ communication skills at work and giving them practice in current healthcare situations. The focus on medical vocabulary will also help them read scientific literature more fluently keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in nursing.

The cardiovascular system and the heart- the blood- the heart and circulation- basic medical investigations- medical devices and equipment- the main heart diseases and disorders: angina pectoris- myocardial infarction- hypertension- the surgical ward- the operating theattre- the perfusionist’s job- extracorporeal circulation- the heart/lung machine and its components- coronary artery bypass.
The urinary system and its main disorders.
The story of dialysis – Hemodialysis- Peritoneal Dialysis

Virginia Allum and Patricia McGarr Cambridge English for Nursing
Cambridge University Press
Linda Massari, Mary Jo Teriaca English on Call ed.Scienza Medica

Scientific articles

Convenzionale

Lectures (12 hours in total).They focus on reading comprehension, translation of scientific papers and texts concerning the perfusionist's job.

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Professors

TETTAMANTI MARINA