PORT 323A

Portuguese for Medical Professions

Spanish and Portuguese College of Humanities

Course Description

Introduction to medical terminology as used in oral and written professional contexts, with special emphasis on developing professional writing skills.

When Taught

Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Acquire specialized vocabulary

Learning Outcome

Acquire specialized Portuguese vocabulary related to health care professions.

Title

Read authentic documents

Learning Outcome

Read and interpret authentic documents and informative texts related to medical care.

Title

Compose written documents

Learning Outcome

Compose written documents related to the field of health care, such as correspondence, reports, or case studies, incorporating protocols and a level of accuracy appropriate for a professional audience.

Title

Apply writing strategies and processes

Learning Outcome

Develop and improve writing through multiple drafts by planning, revising, editing, and incorporating feedback.

Title

Demonstrate intercultural awareness

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate awareness of cultural issues involved in working with Portuguese speakers, such as their economic and political realities, social and professional practices, and cultural beliefs and values.

Title

Apply professional skills

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate practical application of professional skills by researching job opportunities, observing, or volunteering in the field of health care.