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Freshman English for Medical Students

A Tentative Syllabus for English (I)
Medical Department, Chung-Shan Medical U
Fall 2012

Course Description:

This course aims to teach English as medical English through the nature of language to let the learners know how to read medical books on their own in the future. The course intends to use a movie called ¡§Patch Adams¡¨ to discuss many issues and topics regarding medical science to let the learners learn how to express themselves clearly through the step-by-step learning process. This course aims to be taught as one with English language learning and Medical English in parallel by providing some English language training to let the learners learn some necessary skills in terms of listening and speaking first and then reading and writing later in order to let them know how to read and write anything concerning medical science. The final aim is to let the learners know how to read and write well in their future studies.

Text Required:

Fitzgerald, Patrick et al. English for Medicine in Higher Education Studies. UK: Garnet Publishing Ltd., 2012

Course Requirements:

Class Participation (including attendance, assignments and group discussions) 50%; Oral Presentation 10%; Midterm 20%; Final Exam 20%

Classes and Schedule:

1.
Sept. 17: Orientation
2.
Sept. 24: General Introduction to the Course
3.
Oct. 1: Grammar, Rhetoric and Logic in Language Learning
4.
Oct. 8: Tenses vs. Voices and English Language Learning
5.
Oct. 15: Unit One: ¡§What Is Medicine?¡¨
6.
Oct. 22: Unit One: ¡§What Is Medicine?¡¨
7.
Oct. 29: Unit Two: ¡§Achievements in Medicine¡¨
8.
Nov. 5: Unit Two: ¡§Achievement in Medicine¡¨
9.
Nov: 12: Midterm Week (Class Suspended)
10.
Nov. 19: Class Suspended
11.
Nov. 26: Midterm for the Class
12.
Dec. 3: Unit Three: ¡§Basic Principles in Medicine¡¨
13.
Dec. 10: Unit Three: ¡§Basic Principles in Medicine¡¨
14.
Dec. 17: Unit Four: ¡§Computers in Medicine¡¨
15.
Dec. 24: Unit Four: ¡§Computers in Medicine¡¨
16.
Dec. 31: Unit Five: ¡§Causes and Effects of Diseases¡¨
17.
Jan. 7: Final Exam for the Class
18.
Jan. 14: Final Exam Week (Class Suspended)
19.


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