University of Medical Technology,Mandalay

English Curriculum


Courses

CORE CURRICULUM FOR 1st YEAR B.Med.Tech.

Departmental Objectives

 

At the end of the course, the students will have

 

Knowledge

 

(a)    acquired knowledge of the grammatical structure, usage and relevant language functions of communicative purposes.

(b)   acquired incidentally some background knowledge of concepts basic to medical science and comprehensive health care.

(c)    learned to be accurate and precise through reading English for medical purpose based-texts and doing a variety of exercises.

 

Skills

(a)    developed proficiency in the listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to cope linguistically with their content subjects, not only in their under-graduate studies but also with continuing education including their post-graduate studies.

(b)   learned to be methodical by organizing facts, figures and ideas logically and coherently.

(c)    acquired fluency and accuracy in expressing themselves on a variety of themes related to medical science and total health care.

 

Attitude

(a)    learned to be self-reliant through programmed learning( self-learning packages) listening to recorded lessons on tapes and doing extensive reading.

(b)   developed an awareness of sensitivity to health needs of the community.

(c)    acquired a sense of responsibility towards the health problems of the community and other issues and problems related to health.

(d)   become industrious through regular and qualitative performance in tutorials and class tests.

 

Student Assessment

1.      Formative Assessment

 

Tutorials

Mid-term Test

Second Test

Weightage……………………30%

§  Tutorials……………………...10%

§  Mid-term Test………………...10%

§  Second Test …………………..10%

2.      Summative Assessment

Method                                         -     Written, Listening Comprehension

Instrument                                     -     Reading Comprehension,

Listening Comprehension, Vocabulary, (Medical Terminology), Grammar, Writing Composition, Cloze Test

Venue                                            -     Exam Hall

Weightage                                     -     Theory------70%

Pass Marks                                    -     50%

Distinction Marks                         -     75%

(F) System                                     -     2 (F)


III Lesson Plan

 

Sr.No

Objectives (SIO)

Content

Method

Time allotted

Total hours

I

(a)   to read and understand given passages or texts pertaining to medicine or passages of general interest and extract the maximum information from them.

(b) to read with speed and comprehension, to deduce and infer

(c) to do independent reading through programmed learning and do extensive reading for self-reliance.

Reading

Comprehension

Lecture

Tutorial

28 x 2 = 56

1 x 2 = 2

 

Total = 58hrs

II

(a) to write essays and compositions methodically by organizing facts; figures and ideas with clarity and accuracy.

(b) to summarize facts and ideas from lectures and reading texts for precision of expression.

(c) to write grammatically correct formal/informal letter for effective communication.

Writing Composition

Lecture

Tutorial

2 x 8 = 16

1 x 4 = 4

Total = 20hrs

III

(a) to enable the students to follow lectures with maximum effort

(b) to take down notes while following lectures.

(c) to do independent learning by listening to pre-recoded tapes

Listening

Comprehension

Lecture

Tutorial

1 x 16 = 16

1 - 2 = 2

Total = 18hrs

 

 

Sr.No

Objectives (SIO)

Content

Method

Time allotted

Total hours

IV

(a) to give quick and correct oral responses to questions put to him in class

(b) to express more confidently his ideas in talks, group discussions and seminars

Spoken

Lecture

Tutorial

2 x 3 = 6

2 x 3 = 6

1 x 5 = 5

1 x 2 = 2

 

Total = 19hrs

V

(a) to supply them with three basic types of grammatical exercises: Completion, Conversion and Transformation.

(b) to get help in writing (to write grammatically correct sentences)

Grammar &

Syntax

Lecture

Tutorial

2 x 15 = 30

1 x 4 = 4

Total = 34 hrs

VI

(a) to be familiar with some medical usage (Medical Terminology) by means of affixes and adverbial particles.

(b) to be able to use phrasal verbs correctly

(c) to be rich in general vocab

Vocabulary

Development

Lecture

Tutorial

2 x 7 = 14

1 - 2 = 2

Total = 16 hrs

 

VII

(a) to be proficient in the four skills

Cloze

Exercise

Tutorial

1 x 7 = 7

1 x 2 = 2

Total = 9 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

174

 

Tests

 

 

 

6

 

Total teaching hours

 

 

 

180

 

Total Teaching Hours

A total of 180 teaching hours is allocated as followed:

 

Practice

Hours

Reading

58 hours

Listening

18 hours

Speaking

19 hours

Grammar and Syntax

34 hours

Vocabulary Development

16 hours

Writing

20 hours

Cloze

9 hours

Total Practice Hours

174 hours

Tests

6 hours

Total Teaching Hours

180 hours

 

 

Activities

Other Teaching Activities

Proficiency Classes were opened for all the faculty members and office staff in 2013.

 


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