Dietetics and Nutrition

English for Health Professionals 3

Integrated course, 1.00 ECTS

 

Course content

The students acquire subject-specific vocabulary based on topics and texts related to the focus of the Dietetics and Nutrition degree programme. They enhance their English oral and written communication skills for working in international, multiprofessional and scientific contexts.

Key areas:
• Describing departments, staff and workflows in hospitals
• General and special medical vocabulary
• Communication with patients (diet history, nutritional advice)
• Terminology and presentations: special topics from nutritional therapy and dietetics (CLIL)

Learning outcomes

In this module students acquire advanced techniques and skills related to information acquisition, processing and analysis of scientific text types. Students learn to identify and assess relevant high quality literature based on exercises. They also learn how to formulate research questions and structure scientific papers and are made familiar with key models of qualitative and quantitative research. Special focus is placed on linking the content of the lecture “Advanced Scientific Methodology” to contents of the modules M17 “Practice of Nutritional Therapy and Dietetics 1”, M16 “Nutritional Therapy and Dietetics 1” and M18 “Nutritional Advice and Communication 1” so that students can apply and consolidate their knowledge by writing their own scientific texts and elaborating on the dietetic process.

The students
- practise systematic information acquisition, processing and analysis of scientific text types
- learn to apply the criteria for assessing professional information from different media (journals, online platforms and websites, books, folders) as a tool for critical assessment
- are familiar with the basic structure of scientific papers
- are able to explain the key models of empirical research and name their differences
- can apply and consolidate their knowledge by writing their own scientific texts and elaborating on the dietetic process
- are able to read and summarise English-language journal articles and adequately prepare and present them to colleagues.

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Books, journals and relevant current primary literature will be announced by the lecturers at the start of the course or are included in the relevant syllabus.

Mode of delivery

ILV

Prerequisites and co-requisites

M12

Assessment methods and criteria

Written/oral