97247 - PROFESSIONAL SKILLS I (CL4)

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SDGs

This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student knows the basic principles of language service provision in one or more professional settings; s/he is able to implement the main language service provision standards in one or more professional settings.

Course contents

Workshop on Corpora and medical/clinical communication

This workshop is designed to offer a critical and methodological frame to the seminar series "Corpora and medical/clinical communication", organized by the CoLiTec research centre (https://centri.unibo.it/colitec/en).

Participants will be introduced to the field of corpus-assisted discourse studies on medical communication through readings and discussion on the work of the four speakers delivering the seminars. After attending the seminars themselves, they will report on and critically discuss the methods, results and implications of the research presented.

Besides helping students to better understand health communication practices (an area of growing importance and concern), the workshop also offers practical experience of corpus work, and as such can usefully complement the Corpus-assisted discourse studies in English module.

Altogether, the workshop consists of 75 hours of student work, thus distributed:

15 hours of class contact (workshop meetings):

  • 7 hours for workshop management and for initial, interim and final feedback
  • 8 hours for reports and discussion on seminars (coursework)

60 hours of independent work:

  • 10 hours for attending the CoLiTec seminars
  • 50 hours for reading literature and preparing reports

 

Readings/Bibliography

- Semino: “Not Soldiers but Fire-fighters” – Metaphors and Covid-19
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/10410236.2020.1844989?needAccess=true

- Jaworska: ‘Your mind is part of your body’: negotiating the maternal body in online stories of postnatal depression on Mumsnet
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/discourse-context-and-media/vol/39/suppl/C

- Brookes: Empowering people to make healthier choices: A critical discourse analysis of the Tackling Obesity policy
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/10497323211027536

- Hunt: Linguistic Analysis of Online Communication About a Novel Persecutory Belief System (Gangstalking): Mixed Methods Study
https://www.jmir.org/2021/3/e25722/authors

Teaching methods

The module is structured around:

  • attendance to the CoLiTec seminars
  • workshop meetings with reports and discussion of seminar contents

Individual and group participation is encouraged in both settings. Workshop meetings are held as informal, learner-centred events in which students exercise and develop their relational and critical skills through group work and peer feedback.

Assessment methods

Evaluation is by coursework only, based on group reports on seminars and on individual participation and contribution to seminars, roundtable and workshop meetings (classes). Both components will have an equal weight.

Group reports:

  • 15 points: excellent reporting skills, understanding of topics covered in seminars, and/or critical skills
  • 11-14 points: good/very good reporting skills, understanding of topics covered in seminars, and/or critical skills
  • 8-10 points: sufficient reporting skills, understanding of topics covered in seminars, and/or critical skills
  • 0-7 points: inadequate reporting skills, understanding of topics covered in seminars, and/or critical skills

Individual participation and contribution:

  • 15 points: constant and active participation in all the seminars and workshop meetings
  • 11-14 points: active participation in the majority of seminars and workshop meetings
  • 8-10 points: participation in at least half of the seminars and workshop meetings
  • 0-7 points: participation in less than half of the seminars and workshop meetings

Teaching tools

The module is structured around:

  • attendance to the CoLiTec seminars
  • workshop meetings with reports and discussion of seminar contents

Individual and group participation is encouraged in both settings. Workshop meetings are held as informal, learner-centred events in which students exercise and develop their relational and critical skills through group work and peer feedback.


Office hours

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