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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KIEN2464 English for Biomedicine 2 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 integrated skills course is intended for Biomedicine students to help them in their academic studies. Students develop their abilities in reading, writing, listening and speaking in addition to the special discourse and terminology of their field. Emphasis is placed on active student participation.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students 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;
- be able to analyse biomedical articles and summarise the main ideas orally and in writing;
- be more aware of style and conventions in scientific writing;
- be able to take notes from books and lectures;
- be able to craft a scientific presentation to expert and non-expert audiences.


- reading authentic academic texts related to Biomedicine taken from journals and textbooks;
- developing strategies to enable effective reading of authentic texts;
- consolidating academic vocabulary based on the discourse of biomedicine:
- listening to lectures delivered by experienced researchers and taking notes;
- practising strategies for active listening - intensively and extensively;
- becoming aware of biomedicine writing conventions leading to a short written assignment;
- participating in small study-group discussions, and giving short presentations.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Tutorials 26 h 0 h
Independent work 27 h 0 h

This course is intensive and requires students to be active outside contact teaching. Independent work online in Moodle.

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
  • In English
Option 2
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Oral exam
  • In English

For credit, students must attend the contact lessons; participate actively and complete course tasks for the final portfolio.
Exemption (AHOT): Students applying for exemption from the course should submit a written portfolio including:
- a letter of self-assessment which also justifies the grounds for exemption;
- a sample of a short academic writing assignment in English related to subject of study and using appropriate referencing;
- a summary of an article from the field of study (enclose article).
Students who present an appropriate portfolio, will be invited for an interview.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Final portfolio. Information about the assessment criteria in Moodle.

Recommended year of study

1. year spring

Further information

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

Belongs to following study modules

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