Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Medical SSC Stage 1:German MFL1024

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course aims to provide students with the opportunity of learning the basic social and "survival" skills in the target language, to give them some insight into cultural differences and to introduce them to some specifically medical terminology.


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

Requirements of Entry

This course is only available to Medical SSC students

Excluded Courses





Various Language Exercises - 30%

Oral Assessment (3 x 10 minutes) - 30%

Written Examination (2 hours) - 40%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ develop language skills in areas related to students' studies and work;

■ develop awareness of the customs, culture and society of the countries in which the language is spoken;

■ develop transferable skills such as communication skills, confidence, initiative, independent learning, social/cultural sensitivity and time management.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ exchange information on familiar topics such as personal details, both orally and in writing, as appropriate to some specific socio-cultural contexts;

■ understand short and straightforward reading and listening materials on familiar topics;

■ understand and use basic grammar structures of the target language, including present and past indicative;

■ perform tasks described in level A1 of the Common European Framework and some described as A2.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.