Curricular Unit:Code:
English II841ING2
1MasterDentistry3 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Spring SemesterPortuguese/English39
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
Development of the students’ linguistic and communicative competence in order to ensure effective communication in a variety of social and professional situations. Consolidation of previously learnt grammatical structures and patterns of English.
Identification, analysis, discussion and production of a variety of texts, by improving their listening, understanding, analyzing, and problem solving skills.
Development of the students’ critical and cognitive skills, by means of an autonomous learning and management process.
1. Human Anatomy
1.1. Body Systems
1.2. Medical terminology
2. Dental Medicine
2.1. Tooth anatomy
2.2. Dental Specialties
2.3. Dental equipment
2.4. Oral Health
2.5. Tooth Problems
2.6. Medical Terminology
3. Project Work
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
The thematic items of the syllabus aim to provide the students with generic competences, so as to be able to communicate, understand and produce messages in English language, both in social and professional contexts, where they should be able to use the language in life-like situations. For this purpose, in this curricular unit the students are encouraged to adopt an introspective and reflexive attitude, bearing in mind the social and professional reality of the health area.
It is the purpose of this curricular unit that students improve their communicational competences in English, so as to make them able to use this language when establishing different interpersonal contacts, in different social and professional contexts, enabling their professional performance in international environments. The ‘Project Work’ component aims to improve team work skills, with the use of a second language (namely English).
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
The classes consist of lectures, with an emphasis on the instrumental competences: dialogue, listen, read, understand and produce messages in the English language. Continuous assessment OR exam: Continuous assessment consists of two written tests and an oral presentation, at the end of the semester. The final mark is the result of various written and oral contributions. Students’ participation in class and in the activities proposed will also be taken into account. The exam consists of 2 parts: written and oral. The oral is compulsory whenever the student has 7.5 or more in the written part.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
In order to maximize the specific competences of students, the methodology adopted (with an emphasis on the continuous assessment of knowledge) encourages the improvement of instrumental skills, namely the ability to communicate orally and in writing, to identify and understand messages, using the English language in a variety of social and professional situations, also considering it as a privileged means of access to knowledge in general. The methodologies adopted, with an emphasis on the practical issues, aim to encourage the students to interpret communicational circumstances and phenomena pertaining to the different cultural and linguistic contexts, acquiring further experience in the gathering, identification and interpretation of data from different cultural contexts, leading to an increased understanding and adaptation to diverse cultural environments where communication is in English.
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