Course: Latin language

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Course title Latin language
Course code UJP/LZK
Organizational form of instruction Seminary
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Velichová Anna, Mgr.
  • Plašilová Jiřina, PhDr.
Course content
1. Introduction to Latin medical terminology. History of Latin medical terminology. Pronunciation and stress in Latin. Latin nouns - classification. Nouns of 1st declension; Greek nouns belonging to Latin 1st declension; conjugation of the verb esse. 2. Nouns of 2nd declination. Greek nouns belonging to Latin 2nd declension. 3. Adjectives of 1st and 2nd declension. Passive perfect participle. Adverbs derived from adjectives of 1st and 2nd declension - lexically. 4. Verbs (mainly the forms of imperative and the 3rd person of conjunctive present active; abbreviated forms used in medical terminology). 5. Nouns of 4th and 5th declension. 6. Nouns of 3rd declension - masculines, feminines. 7. Nouns of 3rd declension - neutra. 8. Greek nouns belonging to Latin 3rd declension.. 9. Adjectives of 3rd declension 10. Active present participle. 11. Adjectives - comparatives and superlatives: regular, irregular, incomplete. 12. Numerals. 13. Latin prefixes and suffixes. Prescriptions. 14. Credit test. Greek affixes and suffixes. 15. Compound words. Greek word basics.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Collaborative instruction, Seminar classes
  • Contact hours - 26 hours per semester
  • Preparation for formative assessments (2-20) - 12 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 40 hours per semester
professional knowledge
No prior knowledge of Latin language necessary.
learning outcomes
Students will be able to: - pronounce basic Latin and Greek terminology correctly. - use basic Latin grammar and the most important rules in forming Latin and Greek terminology. - use basic vocabulary within Latin and Greek medical terminology including abbreviations passively. - translate the most common medical terminology necessary for their work from Latin.
teaching methods
Collaborative instruction
Seminar classes
assessment methods
Written exam
Recommended literature
  • Kábrt, J.; Kábrt, J. jr. Lexicon medicum. Praha : Galén, 2004.
  • Kozlíková, D.; Plašilová, J. Latinská lékařská terminologie pro bakalářské obory na lékařských fakultách. Praha: Karolinum, 2003.
  • Marečková, Elena; Reichová, Hana. Úvod do lékařské terminologie. Brno: MU, 2004.
  • Plašilová J., Kott O.:. Základy lékařské terminologie pro bakalářské zdravotnické obory. ZČU, 2011.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Care Studies Radiological Assistant (2015) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Care Studies Radiological Assistant (2016) Health service 1 Winter