Study programme 2020-2021Français
English for Biomedical Sciences II
Programme component of Bachelor's in Biomedical Sciences à la Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UM-B3-BIOMED-007-MCompulsory UEDEVILEZ NicolasG600 - Service Enseignement
  • DEVILEZ Nicolas

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Anglais

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
V-LANG-756English for Biomedical Sciences II, part 1300000Q1
V-LANG-757English for Biomedical Sciences II, part 2300000Q2
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand, describe, analyse and prioritise biological phenomena
    • Problem-solve
  • Develop reasoning skills
    • Understand the statistical and/or epidemiological methods
    • Work with efficiency / accuracy / precision
    • Present a hypothesis and hypothetical-deductive reasoning
    • Develop critical thinking, test and monitor conclusions understanding the domain of validity, and explore alternative hypotheses
    • Manage doubt and uncertainty
  • Demonstrate developed interpersonal skills
    • Use a rich vocabulary linking concepts and words accurately
    • Adapt lexical and syntactic choices in communication register (everyday language, medical language or scientific terminology)
    • Summarise, explain, and argue
    • Work in a team
    • Share knowledge and information
    • Submit reviews, reports and give oral presentations
  • Manage resources
    • Manage time
    • Prioritise
    • Use basic IT and bibliographic resources.
  • Manage their studies
    • Locate scientific information efficiently
    • Compare different sources of information
    • Read, interpret, and critique a scientific article
    • Self-assess and give feedback
    • Be open to research and demonstrate scientific curiosity
  • Show a good knowledge of scientific English
    • Understand and summarise a scientific article in English

Learning Outcomes of UE

  At the term of this course, students will be capable to
- use in context English grammar notions; 
- extract information from science-oriented English texts;
- use this information to write scientific content;
- put into practice the rules of English pronunciation;
- master the theory of oral and written scientific English;
- be able to apply this theory to specific contexts;
- summarize a scientific article in English;
- to work autonomously on B2-C1 audio documents;
- deliver a scientific presentation in English.

Content of UE

- Oral and written communication;
- Self evaluation;
- Individual work;
- Introduction to pronunciation and oral communication (presentations);
- typical structures in oral and written scientific English (theory and exercises);
- Summaries;
- Scientific listening comprehensions;
- Questions/answers;
- Scientific presentations.

Prior Experience

English for Biomedical Sciences II

Type of Assessment for UE in Q1

  • Presentation and/or works
  • Written examination

Q1 UE Assessment Comments

Article summary (work)
theory on oral and written scientific English (summative or formative assessment)

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Presentation and/or works

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

Scientific presentation + Questions/answers 
Listening comprehension 

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Presentation and/or works

Q3 UE Assessment Comments

Article summary (work) 
Scientific presentation + Questions/answers 
Listening comprehension

Type of Resit Assessment for UE in Q1 (BAB1)

  • N/A

Q1 UE Resit Assessment Comments (BAB1)

Not applicable

Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
V-LANG-756R. RIBES, P.LANNARELLI, R.F.DUARTE, English for Biomedical Scientists, Springer, 2009
V-LANG-757R. RIBES, P.LANNARELLI, R.F.DUARTE, English for Biomedical Scientists, Springer, 2009

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
V-LANG-756Not applicable
V-LANG-757Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
V-LANG-756Not applicable
V-LANG-757Not applicable
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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