SRJC Course Outlines

2/7/2023 6:16:56 AMESL 334 Course Outline as of Summer 2021

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ESL 334Title:  ESL FOR HEALTH SCIENCES  
Full Title:  ESL for the Health Sciences
Last Reviewed:5/14/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ESL 399.4

Catalog Description:
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Designed to develop language skills for career preparation in the healthcare field.  Content includes health career pathways, occupation-specific terminology and communication skills. Course content is selected to support health career training for non-native speakers of English.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for ESL 371 OR ESL 371A

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Designed to develop language skills for career preparation in the healthcare field.  Content includes health career pathways, occupation-specific terminology and communication skills. Course content is selected to support health career training for non-native speakers of English.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for ESL 371 OR ESL 371A
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Analyze and respond to reading selections encountered in health science certificate and
    associate degree programs and their prerequisite courses.
2.  Employ grammar, writing, speaking, and listening skills to effectively communicate with
    health care professionals, patients, and their families in a given healthcare setting.
3.  Apply vocabulary, medical terminology, and culturally appropriate language to communicate
    in the healthcare industry.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Read and comprehend health and medical-related articles and essays.
2. Summarize reading selections.
3. Use critical thinking and inference to discuss implications of a topic to the medical and health
    community and patients.
4. Demonstrate use of advanced grammar structures to generate questions for information
    gathering and make statements for explaining procedures to healthcare professionals and
    patients.
5. Write on a given topic using appropriate grammar structures.
6. Use contextual clues to determine meaning of vocabulary words.
7. Utilize affixes and roots to determine meaning of medical terminology.
8. Demonstrate appropriate oral communication skills in health care settings.

Topics and Scope
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I. Reading Skills
    A. Pre-reading skills to survey and predict content
    B. Main ideas and supporting details
    C. Organizational patterns, rhetorical forms, outlining
     D. Inferencing skills
    E. Summarizing and paraphrasing
II. Grammar and Writing Skills
     A. Yes/no and WH-questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why and How)
    B. Compound and complex sentences
    C. Verb tense review
    D. Advanced grammar structure review (adjective clause, passive voice, noun clause, modal,
         imperative)
    E. Paragraph writing for summaries, personal responses, and case studies
III. Oral Skills
    A. Pronunciation related to medical terminology
    B. Appropriate use of language
    C. Sensitivity to audience in healthcare settings, including appropriate register
IV. Medical Terminology and Vocabulary
    A. Frequently occurring healthcare vocabulary words
    B. Prefixes, word roots/stems, suffixes

Assignments:
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The following represent the types of assignments that may be included:
1.   Identification of main ideas in a reading
2.   Comprehension exercises from readings
3.   Summary of a reading in writing or in small group presentation
4.   Development of written and oral personal responses to medical scenarios
5.   Compilation of case studies
6.   Develop reading outlines
7.   Development of questions to ask a professional in a chosen health field
8.   Work-related role-playing
9.   Partner work and small group activities
10. Written vocabulary exercises with use of a medical dictionary
11. Vocabulary skill building using affixes, word root, and suffix knowledge
12. Matching vocabulary with anatomy pictures and diagrams
13. Practice of pronunciation, including stress, intonation, and rhythm patterns
14. Oral presentation on a research topic
15. Objective exams (3 - 6), Quizzes (4 - 10), and final exam

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 40%
Summaries, responses to readings, case studies, homework exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
40 - 65%
Quizzes, exams, final exam: multiple choice, true/false, cloze, matching
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%
Oral presentations, role playing


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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People Caring for People: ESL in the Health Sciences. Balsamo, Monika and Balsamo, Ron. Santa Rosa Junior College. 2008 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials
Medical Dictionary

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