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Latin Language for Pharmacists - GAF011
Title: Latin Language for Pharmacists
Guaranteed by: Section of Foreign Languages (16-16250)
Faculty: Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové
Actual: from 2023
Semester: winter
Points: 0
E-Credits: 3
Examination process: winter s.:
summer s.:written
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/28, C [HS]
summer s.:0/14, C+Ex [HS]
Capacity: winter:unknown / 90 (unknown)
summer:unknown / 108 (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
Key competences:  
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Level:  
Explanation: (F + ZB,prez.)
Old code: F011
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Mgr. Kateřina Hájková
Classification: Philology > Latin
Annotation -
The aim of this subject is to enable students to acquire elementary knowledge of Latin grammar needed for understanding pharmaceutical terminology and the structure of medical prescriptions. Getting acquainted with Latin and Greek vocabulary should help students to understand better professional disciplines and enlarge their knowledge of medical and pharmaceutical sciences.
Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Course completion requirements -

 

Latin Language Course takes place during two semesters of the 1st year of study. Having passed successfully both credit examinations (credit tests written after each semester), students should prove their knowledge of elementary Latin grammar, special medical and pharmaceutical terminology and linguistic structure of the medical prescription at the final examination.

The final exam consists of two parts:

 a) written test  focused on grammar, vocabulary, medical prescription

 b) oral examination focused on correct reading (see Latin pronunciation in the Introduction of the textbook) and translating pharmaceutical phraseology and special medical/pharmaceutical terminology, including an analysis of the written test.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Literature -

Obligatory:

  • Kunešová, Květuše. Latin for pharmacists : textbook for foreign students at the Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové. Praha: Karolinum, 2010, 183 s. ISBN 978-80-246-1802-9.

Recommended:

  • James Morwood. Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: Latin-English. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 240 s. ISBN 13: 9780198610052 .
  • James Morwood. Pocket Oxford Latin Dictionary: English-Latin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 250 s. ISBN 13: 9780198610052 .

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Syllabus -

Syllabus

The syllabus contains chapters of Latin grammar (part A), Latin terminology and medical prescription (part B). Both parts are combined in all the lessons.

Winter semester

Pronunciation, stress and intonation

Introduction to the study of Latin, nominal and verbal systems

Declensions 1-5

Conjugations of regular verbs ( 1st – 4th conjugations – Present Tense Indicative and Infinitive, Imperative), irregular verbs: esse, posse

Adjectives of the 1st and 2nd declensions, adjectives of the 3rd declension, comparison of adjectives

Adverb formation, comparison of adverbs

Numerals (especially cardinal and ordinal numerals, generally multiplicative and distributive numerals)

Prescription phrases I and their abbreviations

Names of selected medicinal plants

Overview of the most important remedies

Types and forms of medicinal preparations I

Summer semester

Present Tense Subjunctive of regular verbs

The verb fio, fieri and the Present Tense Subjunctive forms of the verbs esse and posse

Assimilation of Greek words into Latin

Declensions of substantives of Greek origin according to Latin declensions; and their irregularities

Derivation and compounding  in Latin

Derivation and compounds of Greek origin, hybrids

Prescription phrases II and their abbreviations

Types and forms of medicinal preparations II

Selected anatomical terminology

Medical prescription and its Latin structure (reading and understanding)

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Learning resources -

Study Materials - Latin for Pharmacists

 

https://intranet.faf.cuni.cz/Study-materials/OOJP/?path=latin

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Teaching methods -

The lessons take place once a week in the form of a two-hour seminar (90 minutes). While in the winter semester there are 28 lessons, the teaching period is shortened (i.e. 7 weeks/14 lessons) in the summer semester. The lessons in both semesters include revisions and control tests. Both semesters are concluded by a written credit test. The exam might be taken after the students have acquired both winter and summer credits.

 

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
Requirements to the exam -

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EXAMINATION IN LATIN LANGUAGE

 

The examination in “Latin Language” is taken at the end of the 1st year of study. Having passed successfully both credit examinations (credit tests written after each semester) students should prove their knowledge of elementary Latin grammar, special medical and pharmaceutical terminology and linguistic structure of the medical prescription at the final examination.

The final exam consists of two parts:

 a) written test  focused on

  • grammar – Declensions of nouns and adjectives, Comparison of adjectives, Conjugations of verbs (Present Tense Indicative, Present Infinitive, Imperative, Present Tense Subjunctive), Numerals;
  • vocabulary – based on Part III – Special terminology in the textbook (Groups of Drugs,  Medicinal Plants, Pharmaceutical Forms, Pharmaceutical Phraseology and its abbreviations);
  • medical prescription (writing and reading in Latin, understanding in English);

 

 b) oral examination focused on correct reading (see Latin pronunciation in the Introduction of the textbook) and translating pharmaceutical phraseology and special medical/pharmaceutical terminology, including an analysis of the written test.

 

Evaluation of the written test: 100 points

Evaluation of the oral exam: 50 points

 

Students need 70% of the total number of points to successfully pass the exam.

  • 150 – 135 points         excellent

  • 134 – 115 points         very good

  • 114 – 95 points           good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last update: Novická Zuzana, Mgr. (20.09.2023)
 
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