時間割番号: 000855 科目番号: 00030132
S・Essentials of Medical Language
Essentials of Medical Language
 
担当教員
 
開講時期 前期 対象年次 1 単位数 1
This course is an introduction to medical terminology in English. As a medical professional, you will need to know technical medical vocabulary presented in textbooks and literature. You will also need to understand how to use non-technical vocabulary that you use with non-medical professionals, such as patients. In this class, you will learn technical medical language to describe systems of the body. You will also practice how to communicate with patients in English using non-technical language.
試験の受験資格  
Any English level is welcome.
授業の目的、概要等  
The purpose of this course is to build medical terminology and understand how to communicate with patients in English.

Goals
1) Learn medical language and how it is used in written and oral forms
2) Identify and "translate" medical language into lay term (non-technical) language
3) Apply medical and lay terminology in written and oral forms.
授業の到達目標  
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
1) Break down medical language into elements (for example, prefix, suffix, root words)
2) Describe medical language used for major body systems
3) Create own English conversation with a patient using non-technical language
4) Communicate with patients about subjective and objective symptoms, and provide an assessment and plan for common diseases.
授業方法  
Students will work in small groups to complete tasks in class.

For each unit, there will be the following two components.
1) Group tasks related to vocabulary building for each body system
2) One-on-one patient encounter based on a common disease for each body system
授業内容  
The 4 main units covered in this course are organized by body system:

1) Whole body (systemic)
2) Digestive system (from mouth to rectum)
3) Cardiovascular/Circulatory system (heart and blood)
4) Respiratory system (nose, lungs)

For each unit, medical language will be introduced, including body parts and their functions, diseases and medical procedures. You will be tested on the content of these units through in-class activities, weekly quizzes, patient encounters and a final written examination.
成績評価の方法  
Class participation: 50%
Quizzes: 10%
Final patient encounter: 20%
Written Examination: 20%
準備学習等についての具体的な指示  
Before Class:
You should read the selected parts of the textbook before each class. Reading materials will be provided online course folder.

In Class:
Your active participation is mandatory for class activities. As part of the class, you will be roleplaying doctor-patient conversations.

Vocabulary List:
Creating your own vocabulary list throughout the course is greatly encouraged.

Online Course Folder:
Regular access to the online course folder will be required in and outside of class. A laptop or tablet is recommended for every class.

Patient encounters:
For roleplaying with patients, you should prepare a white coat, stethoscope (if available), and mask. Students should wear comfortable clothes that allow them to lay, sit, and move their body parts with ease. Short skirts, shorts or low-cut shirts should be avoided.
教科書  
Main textbook:
Bedside Manner by Simon Capper (2013)

Essentials of Medical Language 3rd Ed. by Locker and Allan (2015)

**Note: Purchase of the textbooks is NOT required. Chapters used in class will be available by the instructor.
履修上の注意事項  
You will need to access the course website or other online teaching materials during each lesson. Therefore, you must bring a wireless device (laptop, tablet, cell phone) with you to every lesson. Note: The screen of a cell phone may be too small for reading textbook pdfs.

Appropriate Use of Technology Policy: During the lesson you are encouraged to use any form of technology (cell phone, laptop, tablet, etc.) that will a) enhance your learning experience and b) will not negatively affect the learning experience of other students.
What is NOT acceptable is the use of technology during class for activities that are unrelated to the course. This includes shopping, watching sports, checking Facebook, emailing anyone, talking, texting, tweeting, playing games, watching movies or TV not assigned in class, or doing work that is due in another class.
参照ホームページ  
We will use Google Drive to share course materials and submit assignments. A Google account is required.