Curricular Unit:Code:
Communication Grammar and Medical Terminology1080GRC
1UndergraduateNutrition Sciences3 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English39
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
The student should master the research and production techniques with a view to the proper implementation of the scientific work and structuring skills develop theoretical and practical nature in order to know and apply discursive structures usable in your training area.
To provide the students the specific skills to be undertaken under this curricular unit, there is a direct correspondence between the contents of each chapter dictated and the specific skills to develop.
This curricular unit aims to provide future health professionals with basic knowledge on health terminology, understanding the training and the meaning of the terms they will encounter in clinical practice.
II – Methodology of scientific work
1. the scientific text
1.1. Databases
1.2. Steps of a scientific work
1.3. information gathering
1.4. standards for the establishment of a bibliographic reference
1.5. work plan and organisation of the information collected
1.6. Writing (language, quotations, footnotes)
II - Medical terminology
2.1. Object, concept, term
2.2. Importance and characteristics of medical terminology
2.3. Terms of doctors and their constituents
2.4. Types of Medical Terms
2.5. Etymology of constituents in medical terms
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The contents focus on effective acquisition and use of medical terminology as well as in the methodology of scientific work with a view to text production
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Will develop different activities of reading, writing, comprehension and discursive production inherent to the development of communication competence, directed to the area of training of students. Will give priority to activities that instigate the effective participation of the students, such as individual works, and pairs in Group and the resolution of practical problems simulated taking into account the competencies to develop.
1 individual frequency + 1 frequência (50% + 50%)
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
Proposed methodologies are consistent with the goals formulated for curricular unit given a run for their money in the development-oriented study and on active participation of the student in such a way that it try and acquire tools that optimize its expression in the field of scientific communication and the specific terminology of the course. To the development of productive capacities, critical, relational and general issues of valuation.
Dicionário de Termos Médicos (2020).
Dicionário de Língua Portuguesa (2020)
Collins, C. Edward (2008). A Short Course in MedicalTerminology. Philadelphia, Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.
Cohen, B. J., & Jones, S. A. (2021). Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Lopes, E. J. M. (2016). “Plágio”. In Dicionário Crime,Justiça e Sociedade. Lisboa: Sílabo: 362-364.
Universidade Fernando Pessoa (s/d)Manual de elaboração de trabalhos científicos da Universidade Fernando Pessoa. [Em linha]. Disponível em[Consultado em 11/09/2020].Pitney, W. P., J, M., S, P., K. (2020), Qualitative Research in the Health Professions. Chicago: Slack Incorporated.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Joana Mendes (