Course: Latin Language 1

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Course title Latin Language 1
Course code UHP/ZBLA1
Organizational form of instruction Lesson
Level of course not specified
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Nováková Anna, Mgr.
Course content
Contents: 1. Latin in European culture, development of medical science and terminology 2. Basic grammatical categories of Latin, Latin pronunciation 3. - 4. Substantives of 1st declination, prepositions, incongruent attribute 5. - 6. Substantives of 2nd declination 7. - 8. Adjectives of 1st and 2nd decl. , congruent attribute 9. - 10. Substantives of 4th and 5th declination 11. - 13. Substantives of 3rd declination 14. Final credit test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Emphasis is put on lexical and grammatical grasp of medical terminology. As for grammatical phenomena, only those influencing the creation of professional terminology are gone over (particularly substantives, adjectives, prepositions, numerals). Additionally to medical terminology, the studied subject includes as integral part the acquisition of basic grasp of Greek-Latin lexicon of other sciences related to the issues of the discipline studied (special pedagogy, sociology, psychology, philosophy, law, etc.). The basic vocabulary is a prerequisite for study of other preclinical and clinical disciplines, as well as for grasp of professional language of social scientific disciplines.
The student should understand fundamental grammatical categories of the Latin language, they should acquire the right Latin pronunciation, they should become well informed of the Latin-Czech dictionary and they should know the vocabulary and grammar of Latin substantives of all five declensions and of adjectives of the 1st and 2nd declension. The student should be able to distinguish attributive and non-attributive adjective and they should be able to it duly. They should know fundamental Latin prepositions. Successful graduation from the course shall authorize for registration for the Latin II. course.
Fundamental knowledge of general grammatical categories is expected, which is necessary for study of any foreign language.

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic test

During the semester, 3-4 current tests are written. The student must achieve at least 50% successful score in the tests. 75% successful score must be achieved in final credit test. If the student has been successful in more than half of the current tests, the student will get percentage bonification in this final test (the limit may be reduced down to 60%). The student will adapt the attendance individually to mastering of these tests.
Recommended literature
  • Doležal, S. Výkladový a etymologický slovník pro zdravotně sociální fakulty.. České Budějovice: ZSF JU, 2000. ISBN 80-7040-413-2.
  • Doskočil, O. Breviarium grammaticae Latinae. Přehled latinské gramatiky pro studenty bakalářských oborů zdravotně sociálního zaměření. České Budějovice: ZSF JU, 2005. ISBN 80-7040-753-0.
  • EHRICH, A. - SCHROEDER, C. L. Medical Terminology for Health Professions. Albany: Delmar Thomson Learning,.
  • KÁBRT, J. - CHLUMSKÁ, E. Lékařská terminologie. Učebnice pro lékařské fakulty. Praha: Avicenum, 1972..
  • KÁBRT, J, - KÁBRT, J. JR. Lexicon medicum. Praha, Galén, 2001. ISBN 80-7262-067-3..
  • KÁBRT, J. - VALACH, V. Stručný lékařský slovník. Praha: Avicenum, 1984..
  • KÁBRT, J. ET AL. Latinsko-český slovník. Praha: Leda, 2000. ISBN 80-85927-82-9..
  • QUITT, Z. - KUCHARSKÝ, P. Česko-latinský slovník. Praha: Leda, 2003. ISBN 80-7335-032-7..
  • STEINER, S. S. Quick Medical Terminology. A Self-Teaching Guide. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, 2003. ISBN 0- 471-23359-5..
  • SVOBODOVÁ, D. - VEJRAŽKA, M. Terminologiae medicae ianua. Úvod do řeckolatinské lékařské terminologie pro studenty magisterského studia lékařství. Praha: Academia, 2002. ISBN 80-200-0929-9..
  • Svobodová, D. Terminologiae medicae vestibulum. Úvod do řecko-latinské lékařské terminologie. Praha, 2003. ISBN 80-7184-737-2.
  • VOKURKA, M., HUGO, J.:. Velký lékařský slovník. Medicína v souvislostech. Praha: Maxdorf, 2006. ISBN 80-7345-105-0..

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