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LATIN AND GREEK MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

The course provides students with the knowledge of Latin grammatical phenomena necessary for a basic orientation in medical terminology. Attention is also paid to Greek stems which play a significant role in medical terminology. The curriculum covered in classes will be useful for anatomy and other specialized courses.

Courses

Latin and Geek medical terminology is obligatory both for the students of General Medicine and Dentistry (two-term course), as well as of Bachelor programmes (one-term course).

General medicine:

Autumn Term aVLLT0121c Basic Medical Terminology I - practice
aVLLT0121s Basic Medical Terminology I - seminar
VLLT0121c Basic Medical Terminology I - practice
VLLT0121s Basic Medical Terminology I - seminar
Spring Term aVLLT0222c Basic Medical Terminology II - practice
aVLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - seminar
VLLT0222c Basic Medical Terminology II - practice
VLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - seminar

Dentistry:

Autumn Term aZLLT0121c Basic Medical Terminology I - practice
aZLLT0121s Basic Medical Terminology I - seminar
ZLLT0121c Basic Medical Terminology I - practice
ZLLT0121s Basic Medical Terminology I - seminar
Spring Term aZLLT0222c Basic Medical Terminology II - practice
aZLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - seminar
ZLLT0222c Basic Medical Terminology II - practice
ZLLT0222s Basic Medical Terminology II - seminar

Passing the course is a prerequisite for enrolling into the following courses: Vacational Training in Nursing, Histology and Embryology II, Basic nursing care, Preclinical Dentistry III, Prosthetic Technology II – Materials, Gnatology – Bases of Prosthetics etc.

Bachelor programmes:

One-term Latin and Greek medical terminology has several codes in IS according to the particular fields, see below. The course is taught once a week for 2 hours during the autumn term.

aBFLT011 Medical Latin Physiotherapy (English Programme, Full-time study mode)
BALT011 Medical Terminology and Medical Latin - practice Midwife (Combined study mode)
BDLT011 Medical Terminology and Medical Latin - practice General Nurse (Combined)
BHLT011s Medical Terminology - semina Dental Hygienist (Full-time)
BKLT011 Medical Latin Optics and Optometrics, Ortoptics, Physiotherapy, Radiology Assistant (Full-time)
BPLT011 Medical Terminology and Medical Latin - practice Midwife (Full-time)
BSLT011 Medical Terminology and Medical Latin - practice General Nurse (Full-time)
BVOT011c Self-specific terminology Dietitian (Full-time)
BZLT011 Latin and Medical Terminology - practice Paramedic (Full-time)

Passing the course is a prerequisite for enrolling into the following courses:
Physiotherapy, Optics and Optometry, Ortoptics: Histology, Bases of Pharmacology
General Nurse: Clinical Examination
Dietitian: Basics of Internal Propedeutics I
Midwife: Professional practice I

Literature

  • MAREČKOVÁ, Elena – REICHOVÁ, Hana, a kol. Úvod do lékařské terminologie. Základy latiny s přihlédnutím k řečtině. 7. upravené a rozšířené vydání. Brno : Masarykova univerzita, 2017. 226 s. ISBN 978-80-210-8699-9.
  • POŘÍZKOVÁ, Kateřina – ARTIMOVÁ, Jozefa – ŠVANDA, Libor – DÁVIDOVÁ, Eva. Terminologia graeco-latina medica pro bakalářské obory LF MU (Gramatická příručka). 1. vydání. Brno : MUNI Press, 2016. 56 s. ISBN 978-80-210-8286-1.
  • ARTIMOVÁ, Jozefa – POŘÍZKOVÁ, Kateřina – ŠVANDA, Libor – DÁVIDOVÁ, Eva. Terminologia graeco-latina medica pro studijní obor porodní asistentka. 1. vydání. Brno : MUNI Press, 2016. 145 s. ISBN 978-80-210-8287-8.
  • ŠVANDA, Libor – POŘÍZKOVÁ, Kateřina – ARTIMOVÁ, Jozefa – DÁVIDOVÁ, Eva. Terminologia graeco-latina medica pro studijní obory fyzioterapie a všeobecná sestra. 1. vydání. Brno : MUNI Press, 2016. 135 s. ISBN 978-80-210-8285-4.
  • VEJRAŽKA, Martin – SVOBODOVÁ, Dana. Terminologiae medicae IANUA. 3. vyd. Praha : Galén, 2013. ISBN 978-80-7492-082-0.
  • BUJALKOVÁ, Mária – ŠIMON, Fratišek. Terminologia medica latina. Martin: Osveta, 2015. ISBN 978-80-8063-438-4.
  • SVOBODOVÁ, Dana. Terminologiae medicae vestibulum. Praha: Karolinum, 2015. ISBN 9788024618401.
  • PÁČ, Libor. Slovník anatomických eponym. Druhé, doplněné vydání. Praha: Galén, 2010. 182 s. ISBN 978-80-7262-652-6.
  • HEMZAL, Boleslav – VOTAVA, Miroslav: Zkratky používané v medicíně. Brno : Neptun, 2005. 113 s. ISBN 809028969X.
  • KÁBRT, Jan – KÁBRT jr., Jan. Lexicon medicum. Třetí, dopl. a přeprac. vyd. Praha: Galén, 2015. 916 s. ISBN 978-80-7492-200-8.
  • Daubner, Wolfgang. Feneisův obrazový slovník anatomie. Překlad 9., zcela přepracovaného vydání. Praha: Grada, 2007. ISBN 978-80-247-1456-1.
  • PRUCKLOVÁ, Renata – SEVEROVÁ, Marta. Introduction to Latin and Greek Terminology in Medicine. 4th rev. ed. Prague: Koniasch Latin Press, 2016. ISBN 978-80-87773-41-3.
  • BUJALKOVÁ, Mária – JUREČKOVÁ, Anna. Terminologia medica. Graeco-Latin medical terminology. 1. vyd. Bratislava: Univerzita Komenského, 2013. 148 s. ISBN 978-80-223-3394-8.
  • FENEIS, Heinz – DAUBNER, Wolfgang. Pocket Atlas of Human Anatomy.  5th revised edition. Stuttgart – New York: Thieme, 2007. ISBN 9783135112053.

The students of General Medicine and Dentistry have also access to e-learning course in IS and it is used as a complementary material especially in spring term. The e-learning course is divided into thematic sections and expands the vocabulary of the handbook through exercises practicing various grammatical and lexical phenomena. There is also a specialized e-learning course designed for the students of Optometry and Ortoptics in IS (containing specialized vocabulary and tests to practice it), as well as for the distance students of the General Nurse and Midwife programmes.
Moreover, the application Drill in IS enables students of all fields to practice the vocabulary of the particular lessons of the handbook.

Requirements:

General Medicine and Dentistry:
In autumn term, the course is completed by a credit. Credit is given when a student passes the final test which examines the grammar and vocabulary covered in classes. Students must be present in classes, only one absence is permitted.
In spring term, the course is completed by a credit and an exam. Credit is given, if a student has no more than one unexcused absence and passes the final test which is focused mainly on word compounding. Students are required not only to understand vocabulary covered in classes but also to make compound terms analogously on their own. Only those students who already got a credit are accepted for the oral exam.
The oral exam tests mainly:

  • the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary covered in the handbook (see study materials)
  • the knowledge of the main Greek and Latin stems
  • the knowledge of the basic principles of writing a prescription
  • general knowledge of vocabulary covered in the e-learning course.

Bachelor programmes:
Final exam contains a written and an oral part. These examine the grammar and vocabulary covered in classes with emphasis on the specifics of the particular fields of study. The requirements to be accepted for the oral exams are: active participation in classes, max. 2 absences, and passing the final test.

Granting the course:

Any course in Latin language completed by an exam or a credit during previous study at the Medical Faculty, MU or at any other Czech or Slovak universities is granted, if it is not older than 5 years. Student files a petition for granting the course together with the relevant documentation at the Study Office, MU. After the petition being assessed and accepted, the student is freed both from attending the seminars as well as from final examination. The petitions of students of the Bachelor programmes at LF MU who already passed the exam in the Basic Medical Terminology during their previous study of General Medicine or Dentistry are administered without the request for course guarantee’s statement on the matter.

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