This volume brings together three research strands in the field of Medical English. Over the last 20 years in Italy, courses in English in degree courses in the Faculty of Medicine have continued to grow as have the levels of competence achieved by students. The result has been a dearth of text-based studies that are suitable for the training of students engaged with various aspects of biomedical science. This volume brings together the author’s reflections on aspects that have tended to be neglected in the medical context such as translation and improvements to the organization syntactic structures in biomedical English. The study also embraces analysis of new digital texts and genres that are modifying the medical education landscape with profound effects. The unifying framework is Virtual Hospital, a hypertext template being developed by the author. One part of this is the film medical education training film ForWard which has already been produced by the author in collaboration with others. The volume describes the medical and discourse objectives achievable by integrating ForWard and other texts belonging to various multimodal genres in the Virtual Hospital template.

A Virtual Hospital for Medical English: Multimodal sequence-based text studies

LOIACONO, ANNA
2012

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This volume brings together three research strands in the field of Medical English. Over the last 20 years in Italy, courses in English in degree courses in the Faculty of Medicine have continued to grow as have the levels of competence achieved by students. The result has been a dearth of text-based studies that are suitable for the training of students engaged with various aspects of biomedical science. This volume brings together the author’s reflections on aspects that have tended to be neglected in the medical context such as translation and improvements to the organization syntactic structures in biomedical English. The study also embraces analysis of new digital texts and genres that are modifying the medical education landscape with profound effects. The unifying framework is Virtual Hospital, a hypertext template being developed by the author. One part of this is the film medical education training film ForWard which has already been produced by the author in collaboration with others. The volume describes the medical and discourse objectives achievable by integrating ForWard and other texts belonging to various multimodal genres in the Virtual Hospital template.
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