Medical French

Schedule

First semester Register

Second semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level:
You have a good practical knowledge of French.

Objective:
This course is aimed at all those who have a (para-)medical profession and who would like to deepen their specialised knowledge of French often needed on the job. In this course, you sharpen your communication skills in French (when communicating with colleagues and patients). For example, you learn how to ask questions, how to explain the diagnosis and treatment in simple terms, how to give instructions, etc.

Content:
The texts and conversational situations used during these sessions concern the professional communication between healthcare provider/patient and among the healthcare providers themselves.

You build a broad and specifically (para-)medical vocabulary (anatomy, clinical pictures, verbs, etc.) by means of extensive vocabulary lists and vocabulary exercises as well as interactive speaking exercises which try to reflect your professional context as accurately as possible. You also learn specific grammatical items which are important in the above-mentioned settings and relationships (question/answer; instructions; wish and subjunctive; quantifiers and comparisons; connectors; time and place indications; specific verb structures, etc.)

Placement test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: MEDF

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: M

Useful info

Course book:
Weylandt, E., Noë, N. (2016): Au secours! Mon patient parle français, Gent : Academia Press.

If you buy this book at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student. You can also order your book online en pay via Story4students. Click on the UCT logo. You don't have to fill in an FK-membership number as the 10% discount is automatically calculated. You will receive an email as soon as your order is ready at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Ghent. As you buy this book yourself the UCT offers a € 10 discount on the course price.

Recommended books:

  • Bescherelle (2006): La conjugaison pour tous, Paris: Hatier
  • De Spiegeleer J. e.a (2007):.Grammaire 2000, Deurne: Wolters Plantyn
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Frans-Nederlands – Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands-Frans – Utrecht: Van Dale

Recommended books extra information:
If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student. You can also order your book(s) online en pay via Story4students. Click on the UCT logo. You don't have to fill in an FK-membership number as the 10% discount is automatically calculated. You will receive an email as soon as your order is ready at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent.

Summary

Number of tuition hours: 20

Period: each semester

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 2

Course book available at: Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent

For who?:

  • (para-)medicals
  • Students of Med. and Health sciences