UNZSRD067 English for General Nursing 1

Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Winter 2023
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 1 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
Mgr. Markéta Skalná, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
Mgr. Markéta Skalná, Ph.D.
Institute of Paramedical Health Studies – Faculty of Public Policies in Opava
Contact Person: Mgr. Veronika Slováček Hagenová
Fri 15. 12. 13:05–18:00 NK01
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to develop communication skills in English (written and spoken) in the field of health communication, to introduce students to professional terminology and situations that may arise in the profession of general nurse. The course includes practice in basic language skills (primarily speaking, then listening, reading, and translating) with an emphasis on comprehension of professional text and the ability to communicate in situations specific to the health professions. On completion of the course, the student will be familiar with common medical terms, medical documentation, and be able to respond in a variety of situations relevant to the profession.
  • 1. Introduction (motivation for study, level of English)
    2. Human body (body parts, systems, organs)
    3. Health problems (common health problems, symptoms, illnesses)
    4. Ambulance (patient first visit, personal data, medical history)
    5. Basic observations (at the doctor, in the hospital)
    6. Hospital (directions, departments, equipment, team)
    7. Patient admission for hospitalization (room, schedule, situations)
    8. Surgery (process, units, anaesthetics, post-operation care)
    9. Medical technique and imagining
    10. Student's presentations
    required literature
  • PARKINSON, J., BROOKER, C. Angličtina pro sestry: manuál pro praxi. Praha: Grada, 2005. ISBN 80-247-1282-2. info
    recommended literature
  • ADAMCZYK, R. Anglický jazyk 1. Distanční studijní opora [online]. c2012, posl. akt. srpen 2012 [cit. 2012-08-23]. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • ADAMCZYK, R. Anglický jazyk 2. Distanční studijní opora [online]. c2012, posl. akt. srpen 2012 [cit. 2012-08-23]. Opava: Slezská univerzita v Opavě, 2012. URL info
  • Lékařský slovník: anglicko-český a česko-anglický [CD-ROM]. Brno: Lingea, 2009. ISBN 978-80-87062-58-6. info
  • TOPILOVÁ, V. Medical English = Angličtina pro zdravotníky. Havlíčkův Brod: Tobiáš, 2001. ISBN 80-7311-001-6. info
Teaching methods
Skills demonstration
Assessment methods
The course is completed by credit, which will take the form of a seminar presentation - a given medical topic prepared in the form of a PPT or a frontal/interactive oral presentation.
The condition for the award of credit is at least 80% attendance at the class.
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Information on the extent and intensity of the course: 7cv+10sam/sem.
The course is also listed under the following terms Winter 2022.
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