B1 Level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
The aim of the course is to enhance the knowledge of the micro-language and to allow students to expose the scientific topics fluently.
Scientific articles relating to biotechnology, drugs, natural remedies and cosmetics.
Unit 1 - What are clinical trials? Placebos
Unit 2 - Off Label. Zero tolerance for counterfeit medicines
Unit 3 - Tekturna, first new type of antihypertensive drug
Unit 5 - Tamiflu in brief. Tamiflu efficacy
Unit 6 - Biological drugs
Unit 7 - Allergies. Antihistamines
Unit 8 - Job Outlook. Hospital Pharmacy
Unit 9 - Applying for a job.
Unit 10 - Scientific Papers. Posters
Unit 11 - Predicting Chemical Effects. Buffer Solutions
Unit 12 - Herbal Medicine. About Homoeopathy. Aromatherapy
Unit 13 - Herbal drugs.
Unit 14 - Cosmetic science. Ingredient labeling. Cosmetic toxicology
Beside the topics selected from the book there are some videos to watch and analyze for the exam.
Frontal teaching based on the close reading of texts and their textual analysis.
Oral exam entirely in English on the topics covered in class.
No further details.