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About Study Course

Department: Language Centre
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Aija Zilvestre
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Nursing Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:Linguistics

Objective

To acquire skills and knowledge of correct reading, writing, usage and explanation of anatomical terms, to integrate the knowledge obtained in other subjects and scientific and professional work.

Prerequisites

Latvian and English alphabet.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

On completion of the course the student will know:
• basic rules in reading and writing of medical terminology;
• to identify the Latin and Greek prefixes and word endings for new word formation;
• to name the Latin combining forms and their meanings;
• to name and interpret rules for making, explaining and usage of anatomical terms.

Skills

On completion of the course the students will be able to:
• correctly read and write the medical terms;
• identify and classify anatomical and clinical terms;
• form and explain the anatomical and clinical terms;
• classify and compare the medical terms;
• interpret Latin expressions, understand their meaning.

Competence

On completion of the course, the students will be able to write and properly use anatomical and clinical terms in academic settings and in their speciality.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing1Bachelor’sRequiredInāra Ābelīte
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredLīva Bodniece, Aija Zilvestre
Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Midwifery2Bachelor’sLimited choiceVita Vīksne