Curricular Unit:Code:
Communication Grammar and Medical Terminology841GRC
1MasterDentistry3 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 and 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.
I- the medical terminology
1.1. object, concept, term
1.2. Importance and features of medical terminology
2. medical terms and their constituents
2.1. types of medical terms
2.2. Etymology of the constituents that make up medical terms
3. Word formation processes
II – Methodology of scientific work
1. the scientific text
1.1. Databases
1.1. Steps of a scientific work
1.2. Plagiarism
1.3. Steps of a scientific work
1.4. information gathering
1.5. reading data sheets
1.6. standards for the establishment of a bibliographic reference
1.7. work plan and organisation of the information collected
1.8. Writing (language, quotations, footnotes)
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):
Different activities of reading, writing, comprehension and discursive production will be developed inherent to the development of communication competence, directed to the area of training of students. Priority will be given to activities that instigate the effective participation of the students, such as individual works, work in pairs and group and the resolution of practical simulated problems taking into account the competencies to develop.
2 individual written tests - (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 the development of oriented study and of active participation of the student in such a way that he acquires tools that optimize the expression in the field of scientific communication and the specific terminology of the course. To develop productive, critical, relational and general capacities about general issues.
Cohen, B. J., & Jones, S. A. (2021). Medical Terminology: An Illustrated Guide. Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Dicionário de Termos Médicos (2020). [Em linha]. Disponível em: [Consultado em 11/09/2022].
Dicionário de Língua Portuguesa (2020). [em linha]. Disponível em: [Consultado em 11/09/2022].
Collins, C. Edward (2008). A Short Course in MedicalTerminology. Philadelphia, Wolters Kluwer Health / Lippincott Williams &Wilkins.
Lopes, E. J. M. (2016). “Plágio”. In Dicionário Crime, Justiça e Sociedade. Lisboa, Sílabo, pp. 362-364.
Manual de elaboração de trabalhos científicos da Universidade Fernando Pessoa. [Em linha]. Disponível em [Consultado em 11/09/2022].
Pitney, W. P., J, M., S, P., K. (2020), Qualitative Research in the Health Professions. Chicago, Slack Incorporated.
Severino, A. (2000). Metodologia do trabalho científico. São Paulo, Cortez.
Lecturer (* Responsible):
Ana Gabriela Nogueira (
João Miguel Aguiar (