Foreign Languages (Elective Subjects): English Language


Social Sciences



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Contact hours – seminar:


Contact hours – clinical exercises:


Contact hours – clinical practice:


Holder of subject:

Marjeta Ekar, MSc, Senior Lecturer

Education providers:

  • Marjeta Ekar, MSc, Senior Lecturer
  • Tanja Stare Pušavec, Assistant

Level of study:

First Bologna cycle professional education study program





Subject specific competences:

The student:

  • Acquisition of active and passive language skills.
  • Mastering of nursing and medical terminology.
  • Acquisition of basic translation strategies by means of different dictionaries and internet.
  • The ability to transfer the acquired knowledge into practice.
  • Comprehension of English professional literature during graduate studies and at work.
  • A basis for a better understanding and retention of nursing and medical terminology.
  • The ability to distinguish between different registers and their use while communicating with patients/clients and professionals.

Mandatory and recommended references:

Mandatory references:

  • Allum V, McGarr P. Cambridge English for Nursing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2008.
  • Murphy R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; 2000.

Additional textbooks and sources (chapters from English books on medical terminology):     


  • Cohen BJ. Medical Terminology. An Illustrated Guide. 4th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2004.
  • Hutton AR.  An Introduction to Medical Terminology. 2nd ed. London: Churchill Livingstone; 1999.
  • Steiner Soltesz S. Quick Medical Terminology: A Self-Teaching Guide. Haboken: John Wiley & Sons, Inc; 2002.

Other additional references: professional articles in English chosen by the lecturer:

  • Mini-dictionary for Nurses, Oxford University Press
  • Distionary of Nursing, Oxford University Press
  • Dictionary of Nursing, Bloomsbury

Study obligations:

  • 30% obligatory attendance  at lectures
  • 100% obligatory attendance at seminars
  • seminar work

Assessment methods: