Academic Year 2021/2022 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Eliana Guglielmino
Credit Value: 2
Taught classes: 14 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims at improving the receptive-productive 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 enphasis on listening, reading and lexical acquisition.

Course Structure

To reach the objectives, lessons and activities based on everyday nursing scenario will be carried out: listening and reading activities, fill-in the blanks, roleplays.

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)

Infectious diseases and hygiene (routes of transmission, adjectives to describe symptoms, a hygiene report, pandemics)

Nutrition and eating-related problems (diabetes, eating disorders)


Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus"

Textbook Information

1. T. Grice, Nursing 1, Oxford English for Careers, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013

2. T. Grice and J. Greenan, Nursing 2, Oxford English for Careers, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2013

3. N, Vince, New Get Inside Language, A1-B2+ levels, MACMILLAN education, 2017