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Faculty of Health Sciences
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  English Language II
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Introduction. English in Geriatrics and Gerontology. Lexical and syntactic features (intermediate). Verb tenses and forms.
"An Old Person I help to treat": essay practice. Analysis and correction of mistakes.
Exercise and Old Age. Listening and reading comprehension of audio and audiovisual texts.
Practice in presentations and compositions. Strategies for essays and presentations.
Listening Comprehension: audiovisual texts on the theme of exercise and old age. Presentation and essay practice. Presentation strategies.
Secrets of a long life. Genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors.
Teamwork with specialists in other areas. Reading comprehension: "Geriatric Interdisciplinary teams".
A Question of Age Professional and Family Care.
Old People's Homes and / or home care.
Discussion: "A Question of Age". Placing and timing in the lives of the elderly.
Robotics and care of the elderly
The treatment of the elderly: medication. Tasks, medication and over-medication.
Lexical and syntactic features (intermediate). Part II.
Alternative treatments (herbs, homeopathy, acupuncture, etc)
Old age and the brain. Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease Practical situations and problems. (part II)
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