Medical German


Summer 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 German. This course is a follow-up on the preparatory course of German (VOD) or Practical German 3 (PD3).

This course is aimed at students of Medicine and Health sciences who will continue their studies in a German speaking country, and all those who are active in the (para)medical sector and would like to deepen their specialised knowledge of German often needed on the job. In this course, you sharpen your communication skills in German (when communicating with colleagues and patients). For example, you learn how to ask questions, explain the diagnosis and treatment in simple terms, etc.

The texts and conversational situations used during these sessions concern the professional communication between healthcare provider/patient and among the healthcare providers themselves. The exercises focus on communicative skills and are based on real-life situations. Next to acquiring specific vocabulary, the students learn what to say in the most frequent communicative situations in the hospital and during consultations.

Placement test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: MEDD

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: J

Useful info

Special information:
If you want to get an idea of your knowledge of German you can do the test at

Course book:
UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Krijgsman, Arjan: Prisma Taalbeheersing Basisgrammatica Duits
  • Langenscheidt Grosswörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache, München: Langenscheidt-Verlag
  • Langenscheidt Taschenwörterbuch Niederländisch-Deutsch, München: Langenscheidt-Verlag
  • Lodder, H.G. (2004): Basisgrammatica Duits, Bussum: Coutinho

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.


Number of tuition hours: 6

Period: summer

Nr. of hours per week: 3x2 or 2x3

Course book available at: UCT

For who?:

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