Medical SSM Stage 2:German LANGCTR2006

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Course Aims

Aims: to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate and enhance existing language skills, to deepen their insight into the society and way of life of their target country, to help them develop their ability to use the language in a professional context.

Objectives: to increase students' understanding and hence tolerance of other cultures, to build their confidence in dealing with others, to encourage self-directed learning, to develop oral presentation skills.

Timetable

Teaching takes place in a 5 week block, Monday to Friday 9am-12.30pm

Requirements of Entry

This course is only available to Medical SSM students

Assessment

Continuous Oral Assessment 30%
End of module examination 70% - Oral assessment 20%; Listening Comprehension 20%; Reading Comprehension 10%; Writing assessment 20%

Course Aims

Aims: to provide students with the opportunity to consolidate and enhance existing language skills, to deepen their insight into the society and way of life of their target country, to help them develop their ability to use the language in a professional context.

Objectives: to increase students' understanding and hence tolerance of other cultures, to build their confidence in dealing with others, to encourage self-directed learning, to develop oral presentation skills.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this module, students will have acquired a level of communicative competence which will allow them to
- cope at a more sophisticated level with the skills outlined in the learning outcomes for Introductory Stage
- handle competently the usual requirements of day-to-day life abroad, including dealing with various problems and difficulties
- understand advice and opinions expressed to them
- put forward and defend personal opinions
- take part in a straightforward discussion in their own field of study
- understand the bulk of normal newspaper articles and television broadcasts
- read and understand fairly lengthy articles in their own field
- make a brief presentation on a subject of their choice related to their studies

There will be a greater emphasis on medically-oriented material in this module, although all the basic social and "survival" skills will also be revised and consolidated.
Before designing the "medical" component of this module, we would welcome consultation with appropriate members of the Faculty of Medicine in order to make the course as tailored to students' needs as possible.