Academic Year 2019/2020 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Eliana Guglielmino
Credit Value: 2
Taught classes: 14 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The aims of this course are to improve communication skills and the English language knowledge in key areas of nursing, enabling healthcare professionals to work confidently and effectively in a multi-ethnic environment and/or in an English speaking country. The course aims at developing the four communicative skills with emphasis on listening and speaking and lexical acquisition.

Detailed Course Content

The Hospital and the hospital team (a job interview, the nursing profession, verbs for describing jobs, hospital departments, nursing in the UK, nursing grades)

Facing accidents and emergencies (first aid, giving instructions, describing and assessing pain, signs and symptoms of shock)

Monitoring the patient (taking vital signs,describing readings, signs and symptoms of hypothermia, general anaesthetic)

Medication (types and forms of medication, dosages)

Textbook Information

  1. T. Grice, Nursing 1, Oxford English for Careers, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013
  2. N.Vince, New Get Inside Language, A1-B2+ levels, MACMILLAN education, 2017