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About Study Course

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

Objective

To improve the English language skills for academic and professional purposes and to promote the acquisition and professional use of medical terminology.

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the English language within the scope of the secondary school programme.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge

On successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
• recognise and explain in English or translate into Latvian professional terminology;
• read specialist texts, answer questions related to the texts and/or give a brief summary.

Skills

On successful completion of the course the students will be able to:
• use the relevant medical terminology when speaking about professional issues;
• prepare and give presentations on professional issues covered during the course;
• speak about various issues related to patient care using professional terminology;
• obtain the necessary information from the patient/client concerning their health.

Competence

The students will be able to use English efficiently when speaking about professional issues with other health professionals and patients; they will be able to make presentations on the issues related to their professional sphere; they will be able to work as a team with other colleagues using English as their communication tool.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies1Bachelor’sRequiredZita Goldšmite