Medical Terminology in Russian - Riga Stradiņš University

Medical Terminology in Russian

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Course title: Medical Terminology in Russian

Course code:

Semester: 1st/4th/5th (selective) semester

Course author: Ludmila Jermakoviča, lecturer

Number of credits: 2

Number of ECTS: 3

Department: Language Centre, 16 Dzirciema St., Rīga LV-1007, phone: +371 67409168, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Status of the course in the study Programme: An optional course in the study programme “Medicine”


Course description and objectives of the course

Learning of the basic terminology, stimulating positive attitude and motivation

Understanding of international terms that help in reading medical texts

Development of reading and writing skills by reading authentic scientific and other texts (drug labels, instructions, reading and filling in forms)

Work with dictionaries, creating individual glossaries

Linguistic work (formation of nouns, plural of nouns, declensions, active and passive voice of verbs, subjunctive mood, participles, infinitive, etc), improving pronunciation, intonation, stress.

The objective of the course: to develop the students’ competence in Russian medical terminology.

Prerequisites: knowledge of Russian, proficiency level A2 in accordance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Language Learning, Teaching and Assessment


Learning outcomes

Knowledge: Professional terminology in Russian; scientific language structure and rules

Practical skills and competences: the students will be able to highlight the key areas in the text; to find the key words, to summarize, comment and discuss different professional issues in Russian

Examination methods: a written test without a mark at the end of the course, after the students have answered individual reading.



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  • Authentic texts in Russian


Languages: Russian, Russian – Latvian, Russian – English

Rīga Stradiņš University, 16 Dzirciema Street, Rīga, LV-1007, Latvia, +371 67409261 (UTC +2),