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Supervisor
Aija Zilvestre

Study Course Description

Course Description Statuss:Approved
Course Description Version:6.00
Study Course Accepted:12.08.2019
Study Course Information
Course Code:VC_027LQF level:Level 6
Credit Points:2.00ECTS:3.00
Branch of Science:LinguisticsTarget Audience:Nursing Science
Study Course Supervisor
Course Supervisor:Aija Zilvestre
Study Course Implementer
Structural Unit:Language Centre
The Head of Structural Unit:Dace Žibala
Contacts:Rīga, Dzirciema iela 16, valodasatrsu[pnkts]lv, valodasatrsu[pnkts]lv, +371 67061586
Study Course Planning
Full-Time - 1. Semester No.
Lectures (number)Lecture Length (academic hours)Total Contact Hours of Lectures0
Classes (number)16Class Length (academic hours)2Total Contact Hours of Classes32
Total Contact Hours32
Study course description
Preliminary Knowledge:
Latvian and English alphabet.
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.
Topic Layout (Full-Time)
No.TopicType of ImplementationNumberVenue
1Introduction into the course. Latin alphabet. Phonetics.Classes1.00auditorium
2Morphology of words. Syllable. Division in syllables. Short and long syllable. Accent.Classes1.00auditorium
3Overview of the noun. Formation of Nom. pl. and Gen. pl. for the nouns of 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th declensions. Structure of the anatomical terms (noun + noun).Classes1.00auditorium
4Formation of Gen sg., Nom. pl., Gen. pl. for the 3rd declension nouns. Anatomical terms containing nouns (noun + noun).Classes1.00auditorium
5Overview of the Adjective and its division into two groups. Degrees of comparison of Adjective. Structure of anatomical terms – noun + adjective. Agreement of the adjective with the noun.Classes1.00auditorium
6Anatomical terms containing adjectives (noun + adjective), formation of such terms, their translation, analysis and declension.Classes1.00auditorium
7Anatomical terms containing adjectives (noun + adjective), formation of such terms, their translation, analysis and declension.Classes1.00auditorium
8Revision of anatomical terminology. Formation, analysis and explanation of terms.Classes1.00auditorium
9Online test on anatomical terminology.Classes1.00auditorium
10Clinical terms, their structure and formation, analysis, explanation. 1st declination nouns. Latin-Greek synonyms. Latin proverbs.Classes1.00auditorium
11Clinical terms. Nouns, 2nd declination masculine gender. Latin-Greek synonyms. Latin proverbs.Classes1.00auditorium
12Clinical terms. Nouns, 2nd declination neuter gender. Latin-Greek synonyms. Latin proverbs.Classes1.00auditorium
13Clinical terms. Nouns, 3rd declination masculine gender. Latin-Greek synonyms. Latin proverbs.Classes1.00auditorium
14Clinical terms. Nouns, 3rd declination feminine gender. Latin-Greek synonyms. Latin proverbs.Classes1.00auditorium
15Clinical terms. Nouns, 3rd declination neuter gender. Latin-Greek synonyms. Latin proverbs.Classes1.00auditorium
16Revision of clinical terms. Preparation for the second online test. Information about the student hymn “Gaudeamus”.Classes1.00auditorium
Assessment
Unaided Work:
Learning vocabulary forms of the noun and adjective; acquiring medical combining forms; doing regular home assignments on the themes covered; checking completed exercises and doing similar tasks in the practical classes; working with dictionaries, additional materials and the internet to get the deeper comprehension of medical terms.
Assessment Criteria:
Regular attendance, active participation in classes, the quality of answers during the classes, qualitatively done assignments, two online tests successfully passed (at least 55% of correct answers or grade 4 according to the assessment scale in each test). The tests assess the skills to: a) write a word in its vocabulary form, b) make agreement of the adjective with the noun, c) translate terms, d) explain and form clinical terms. The course is completed with an exam (the grade is formed by the average accumulation of two passed online tests).
Final Examination (Full-Time):Exam (Written)
Final Examination (Part-Time):
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.
Competencies: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.
Bibliography
No.Reference
1„Mācību līdzeklis latīņu valodā”, RSU, 2018.
1K. Rudzītis „Terminologia medica: latīņu-latviešu medicīnas terminu vārdnīca” pārstrādāts un papildināts izdevums; Rīga, Nacionālais apgāds 2003.-2005.
2A. Zilvestre. ”Latīņu-latviešu valodas vārdnīca medicīnas studijām” RSU, 2016., (e-studijās)
3A. Zilvestre ”Latviešu-latīņu valodas vārdnīca medicīnas studijām” RSU, 2016., (e-studijās)
4,,Latīņu-latviešu-angļu valodas vārdnīca medicīnas studijām" RSU, 2011., (e-studijās)
1A.Kalme „Per aspera ad astra” - Latīņu spārnotie teicieni, Zvaigzne ABC, 2008.
2Interneta resursi:
3http://www.tezaurs.lv/
4http://www.unifr.ch/ifaa/Public/EntryPage/ShowTA98LA.html
5http://en.pons.com
6https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Latin
7http://www.freedict.com/onldict/lat.html
8http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Latin+name
9http://ablemedia.com/ctcweb/showcase/wordsonline.html