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Medical Nomenclature

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Teaching semester

Autumn

Objectives and Content

This course in an introduction to Latin for students in nutritional sciences, dentistry, and medicine. The course will provide students with knowledge about the classical Latin nominal and declension system for use in the construction of Latin medical terms. The student will acquire skills in using and comprehending these terms in their studies and perusal of relevant literature.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students will have following learning outcomes defined by knowledge, skills, and general competences.

Knowledge: The students..

  • have acquired knowledge about the classical Latin nominal and declension system
  • have acquired thorough knowledge about the principles behind the construction of Latin medical terms

Skills: The students..

  • are able to use their knowledge to construct Latin medical terms, particularly within anatomy
  • are able to use their knowledge to interpret, understand, and assess these terms in their studies and in the literature

General competences: The students..

  • are able to reflect on the value of the classical nomenclature and show insight in the field¿s tradition

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

MEDOD1 3 stp

Access to the Course

Bachelor programme in Human Nutrition

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

The teaching includes lectures and teacher-led colloquia.

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

A short test during the semester must be completed to be eligible for the final examination.

Forms of Assessment

2 hour written exam

Grading Scale

Pass / Fail 

Course Evaluation

Written evaluation using electronic/digital evaluation tool.

Contact

Department of Biomedicine
studie.biomed@uib.no

Course coordinator:
Sindre Horn, https://www.uib.no/en/persons/Sindre.August.Horn

Or, via studie.biomed@uib.no 

Exam information

  • For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam.

  • Type of assessment: Written examination

    Date
    15.12.2022, 09:00
    Duration
    2 hours
    Withdrawal deadline
    01.09.2022
    Examination system
    Inspera
    Digital exam