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Course unit
ME02103951, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
ME1844, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 3.0
Type of assessment Evaluation
Course unit English denomination ENGLISH
Department of reference Department of Medicine
Mandatory attendance
Language of instruction Italian
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

Teacher in charge ALBERTO STRAZZER

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Language/Final exam NN Undefined/Interdisciplinary 3.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 3.0 30 45.0 No turn

Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
72 Commissione d'esame a.a. 19/20 sede di Montecchio Precalcino 01/10/2019 30/04/2021 STRAZZER ALBERTO (Presidente)
PAGANO CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)
65 Commissione d’esame AA 18/19 Sede di Montecchio 01/10/2018 30/04/2020 STRAZZER ALBERTO (Presidente)
PAGANO CLAUDIO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: A B1 level knowledge of the language is the minimum pre-requisite.
Target skills and knowledge: At the end of the course, students will be able to analyse any medical text in dephts, with special care to paediatric nursing ones. The patterns given will be useful for personal upadting, study and research.
The ability in analysing texts will consist of the following skills:
1) good knowledge of the medical vocabulary;
2) ability to identify the key elements in a text;
3) ability to write short text abstracts to resort to when selecting information;
4) awareness and ability to refer to and exploit the main English speaking pediatric web resources.
Assessment criteria: The final exam will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
1) relevance of the pieces of information underlined and highlighted in the text as relevant;
2) correctness of the logical-semantic-grammatical structure of the abstract produced.
Each item will account for 50% of the evaluation.
Course unit contents: The course aims at introducing and getting students familiarise with the language of nursing. Given the great Anglo-Saxon tradition in this field, students are likely to meet English materials and texts in other courses,too.
For the entire duration of the course, students are going to be subjected a number of readings about the various aspects of nursing so that they can develop grammar, contents and semantic skills. Thus, they can see how the language is used in both study and work contexts.
Special attention is paid to medical websites containing updated information relevant to nursing.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons will be delivered resorting to the so called "student-led" approch, according to which students act as an active part in the learning process.
Thus, students will spend much time on vocabulary activities and content analysis of pediatric texts.
Additional notes about suggested reading: All articles submitted to students are taken from the "Journal of Pediatrics" website (, a worldwide famous and highly regarded review about nursing.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)