Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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KIEN1411 Medical English I 1 op
Organised by
Centre for Language and Communication St./English
Person in charge
Kelly Raita


Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: B2

General description

This is a short course designed to help medical students with the language and terminology they need to study their texts in English.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course the student should
- have a deeper knowledge of the terminology used in medical texts
- be able to recognize and understand the most commonly used terms
- be able to deconstruct medical terms and combine them to form meaning
- have a better knowledge of strategies used to read medical texts


Topics covered on the course are:
- how basic medical terminology is formed
- the most important medical terms
- analysis of key body systems
- terminology of location and direction.
- reading skills for medical texts
- dealing with difficult words
- key words of medical language
- layers of text found in medical texts
- terminology tests at the beginning of each lesson that must be passed to gain credit final exam.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 10 h 0 h
Exercises 10 h 5 h

Even though this is a classroom course, we do a lot of work on the Internet both in the lessons and out of class.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English

Other: Weekly tests.

For credit, min. 80 % attendance and active participation.



Recommended year of study

1. year autumn

Study materials

Found online.

Belongs to following study modules

Lääketieteelliset oppiaineet
1st Years´s Medical Studies (LL-tutkinto, keskeiset opinnot)
Lääketieteelliset oppiaineet
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia