|These activities were created for my Medical English
students at the 3rd Faculty of Medicine at Charles University in Prague, CZ.
They were designed to be used either in the classroom or as independent study
tools. The content is also based on my lectures while I was teaching in the ACC
Biology Department, Austin, TX. The goal of these activities is to integrate the learning of Medical
English with the practical elements of medical studies and the problems solving
elements of clinical medicine.
These activities are based on a systems approach to the
human body and introduce elements of anatomy, chemistry, microbiology,
pharmacology and physiology. The readings are original writings intended to
expand the technical and non-technical vocabulary of students while they study.
Each unit contains a variety of exercises for practicing different elements of
grammar and vocabulary. Units contain other activities as well e.g. cross-word
puzzles, doctor-patient dialogs, and quizzes. At the end of each activity there
are also suggestions for teachers regarding additional class activities. Other
activities include listening PODCASTS which accompany various activities within
units and web based content to support the PDF materials. Images found in the
text are from Google or Yahoo Image collections. They do not
represent original artwork.
This is an OPEN SOURCE project intended to make a variety of
materials freely available to Teachers and Students of Medical English. You are welcome to download
the PDF files and PODCASTS for your use. You can reproduce the PDF materials for
classroom use or for your personal study.
My desire is to continually expand the content with new
activities. I welcome your contributions, suggestions and comments. If you have
any ideas or activities you would like to see included in the units, please send
them to me. While I may edit your contributions, your work will be credited to
you when it appears in updated editions of this web site.
Check back often; the site is being continually expanded with
new units and new activities. If a older unit is revised, it will be marked with
an "" image; major revisions will be
marked with a "" image.
The beta version of the interactive web
page for The Blood and
System are now available for viewing.
System is viewable, but still under construction. I hope you can take a few
moments and let me know what you think and offer any
suggestions you might have on how to improve the layout or
changes during the beta phase is much easier than
trying to change things later. I look forward to hearing from you.