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School of Medicine
Course unit
MEO2044163, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2017/18

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
ME1867, Degree course structure A.Y. 2015/16, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 1.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Department of reference Department of Molecular Medicine
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit is available ONLY for students enrolled in NURSING AND MIDWIFERY SCIENCES

Teacher in charge KATARZYNA KACKA

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Language/Final exam NN Undefined/Interdisciplinary 1.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 1.0 10 15.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2015 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
6 Commissione 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 KACKA KATARZYNA (Presidente)

Prerequisites: A good knowledge of modern English is desirable.
Target skills and knowledge: My course is designed to develop and sharpen your academic and professional writing skills. In this course, you will enhance your proficiency and confidence in writing academic essays in English; in particular, you will learn to:
- plan and draft a research abstract/paper related to your field of study,
- paraphrase, summarise, and quote effectively from authoritative sources.
You will also study English grammar and punctuation rules in the context of medical terminology and expressions.
Examination methods: You will be asked to write and analyse a scientific abstract related to your field of study.
Course unit contents: Class activities will involve a combination of reading strategy practice, writing strategy practice, presentations, and instructor-based and student-led discussions.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The lectures are given in English.
Additional notes about suggested reading: You will not need to buy any books for Academic Writing, but you are expected to store digital files and print materials that I will distribute in class.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Glendinning, Eric H.; Howard, Ron, Professional English in Use. Medicine. Cambridge: Cambridge University press, 2007. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Swales, John M.; Feak, Christine B., Abstracts and the Writing of Abstracts. Ann Arbor: Michigan University press, 2009. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Caplan, Nigel A., Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2012. Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Action learning
  • Problem solving
  • Concept maps
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Reflective writing