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080005Y Medical latin, 1.5 ECTS cr 
Code 080005Y  Validity 01.01.1950 -
Name Medical latin  Abbreviation Medical latin 
Scope1.5 ECTS cr   
TypeLanguage and Communication Studies Discipline 
  Grading1 - 5, pass, fail 
Unit Medicine 

Mika Nevalainen 

ECTS Credits  1 study point. 
Timing  Spring term 
Learning outcomes  The ability to understand Latin terminology, especially in anatomy and diagnostics. During the course, students will be introduced to the structures of Latin, as well as the inflection of nouns and adjectives. After completing the course, students will be more familiar with the vocabulary of medical Latin. They will also be able to use Latin correctly in their work. 
Contents  Pronunciation of medical Latin. Inflection of nouns and adjectives. Adjective and genitive attributes. Prepositions. Terminology in anatomy and diagnostics. Basic vocabulary in anatomy and medicine. 
Learning activities and teaching methods  Lectures 10 h 
Recommended or required reading  Hand-outs. The following books are recommended but not necessary: Pitkäranta Reijo ja Mikkonen Laura: Lääketieteen sanakirja latina-suomi-latina WSOY, 2009. Pekkanen Tuomo: Ars grammatica - latinan kielioppi 2004. Pitkäranta Reijo: Latina medicorum, Latinaa lääkäreille 1980. 
Assessment methods and criteria  80 % compulsory attendance and exam. 
Grading  Pass / fail 
Person responsible  Dr. Timo Sironen. The course teachers are Mika Nevalainen (BM) and Jukka Ahola (BA) 
Other information  50 students are admitted to the course. The course will be convened if 20 or more students enrol. The course is a joint project between the Department of Anatomy and the Faculty of Humanities 

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