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ERIC Number: EJ1123445
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2191-611X
Teaching Medical Discourse in Higher Education: An Introduction
Gotti, Maurizio; Salager-Meyer, Fran├žoise
Language Learning in Higher Education, v6 n1 p1-13 May 2016
Since the existence of human society, medicine has always occupied a prominent place in all cultures and periods because it represents a common concern for all human beings: their health and lives. Medicine is a science and an art. The science is the evidential basis for solving clinical problems, and the art is the application of this medical knowledge combined with intuition and clinical judgment to determine which is the best diagnosis for each patient. This introductory article notes that in the last few years, the research on medical discourse devoted to pedagogical issues has been more limited than that concerning other aspects of English for Medical Purposes (EMP). In order to fill this gap, this special issue will promotes the publication of interesting and relevant work carried out on the teaching of foreign languages in medical schools around the world as an integral part of universities' preparation of future medical staff and healthcare practitioners. The main topics covered in this issue are: curriculum design, teaching approaches, materials development, medical and healthcare terminology, medical discourse, and communication in medicine and healthcare.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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