Publication details

Latin medical terminology in practice



Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Zeszyty glottodydaktyczne
MU Faculty or unit

Language Centre

Keywords Language for special purposes; Latin medical terminology; medical documentation; language teaching
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Description The article aims to discuss the use of authentic medical documentation in Latin medical terminology classes for students of medicine during their 1st year at Masaryk University in Brno. Despite the limited access to medical records, for students still lacking experience in clinical medicine, as well as for terminology teachers not educated in medicine itself, but in philology, the use of medical documentation proves to be a highly motivating component of training, allowing students to observe how technical medical Latin is used in real-life situations as well as making classes more practical.