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KIEN1412 Dental English 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 dental students with the language and terminology they need to study their dental texts in English.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student should:
- have a deeper knowledge of the terminology used in dental and medical texts
- be able to recognize and understand the most commonly used terms in dentistry
- be able to recognize the smaller parts of which dental and medical terms consist and be able to combine them to form meaning
- have a better knowledge of strategies used to read dental texts


Topics covered on the course are:
- how basic dental terminology is formed
- important dental terms: tooth surfaces, internal and external structure of teeth, skull and jaw terminology, bones, muscles and numbering systems
- key words of dental language
- layers of text found in dental and medical texts
- terminology tests at the beginning of each lesson that must be passed to gain credit
- a final exam.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 12 h 0 h
Independent work 0 h 10 h
Exercises 0 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

This course is meant for first year students.

Study materials

Found online.

Further information

Contact Kelly Raita: kelly.raita[at]utu.fi

Belongs to following study modules

Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Hammaslääketieteen laitos
Hammaslääketieteen laitos
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus
Kieli- ja viestintäopintojen keskus/indonesia