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Compulsory

Arabic Language Courses


2.5 credits (1/2 Module)
RCSI Bahrain

Compulsory Arabic Language Courses 1 & 2


Module
ECTS
Placement
Duration
Co-ordinator

: U200 & U300 Arabic Language Courses 1&2


: 2.5 Credits (62 hours)
: 1st /2nd Semester of first year
: 9 weeks (2 lecture hours per week & SDL)
: Rabab Al-Mouqahwi

1. U200 Arabic Language 1 (Native Arabic Speakers)


1. 1. Module Description:
The course aims to teach a variety of topics based on Arabic language and literature
within a medical context. The topics of the course are all highly-related to medicine
and assist both medical/ nursing students in a way that raise students awareness of
the importance of the Medical Arabic language and literature in their academic
study, daily life and future career. The course has been developed in response to
HEC instructions, see appendix 1.

1.2. Learning Outcomes:


On completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

Connect and compare some past medical concepts and situations to the current
medical situations through Arabic literature study.
Investigate & criticize the life of some famous medical physicians & nurses, and
identify lessons to learn from their studies and achievements.
Identify causes and effects of some medical crisis and problems, and recommend
some appropriate realistic solutions through Arabic literature study.
Translate some given tasks from both Arabic English and English- Arabic.
Produce both correct written and oral communicative-medical Arabic language,
and apply it to real life situations.
Assess & peer correct written and oral work using correct Arabic language.
Conduct research for some current medical issues and present their work using
correct Arabic language.

1.3. Course Sub-Objectives


By the end of this course students will be able to:

Understand fully the concept of medicine and the way the medical education
was performed during the era of our old Arabic Islamic Physicians, and link this
to the current situation of the medical education.

Have an overall idea about the most famous Arab Islamic physicians, their
achievements and what do they learn from their experience, studies and
achievements.
Analyse the reasons behind the rise & the decline of science & scientific research
in the Arab Islamic World, and develop effective recommendations to bring back
the golden days of Arabic medicine to its best (as a new generation of Arab
medical/nursing students).
Identify and analyse the causes and effects of the crisis of the Arabic scientific
thinking, and focus on the importance of the scientific research and its correct
procedures.
Apply the use of scientific research skills in Arabic language to research and
analyse some of the latest local and international medical topics and issues as a
group work assignment and present their work in front of the students in the
lecture to get benefit and open the door for students discussion.
Apply skills of critical thinking for a better critical reading in Arabic language;
especially in the medical/ nursing field.
Understand and comprehend the concept of voluntary work, its importance, and
the ways of making use of this field for both nursing and medical students in
their academic and practical life.
Practice the use of some common medical Arabic terminology in both classic
Arabic and local dialect and their meanings in English, and apply the use of these
terms in communication and in translating and writing some medical documents
and reports; using correct language.
Assess written and oral work and correct their colleagues common mistakes.
Research, write and present their final project.

1.4. Methods of Instruction:


Students are required to read and prepare the text before each lecture and come ready
to participate and interact. Follow up activities will be completed by the students on the
VLE. This course encourages students to read and think critically in Arabic.
1.5. Marks and Standards

Module
U200 Arabic
Language 1

Lecture Hrs
18

Summative
assessment

SDL
39

Total
62

No of Credits

20%

Total

Module Type
Arabic
Language 1

Summative
Final
Presentation

Module No.
U200

Attendance
& Participation

80%

100%

2.5

a. Summative assessment:
Students are required to write a group project. Students will be assessed according to
the following criteria:
The written presentation project will comprise:
60%
The presentation will comprise:
20%
Total:
80%
Students will be given a medical Arabic case study, with a number of questions; they will
be asked to answer these questions, to analyse the case and the major problem and find
some recommended solutions. The format of the project will be provided to them with
the learning objectives & the marks distribution sheet (Notice: All will be done in Arabic,
and students will be asked to do some research and write the references used in a
correct way), and this is the written part of the final project.
The second part of this project will be oral, and it must be presented in front of students
and a number of academic examiners. Students will be assessed according to their work
and performance following a certain criteria.
1.6. Course Evaluation
On completion of the course students will complete an evaluation sheet. Students who
are sponsored by Tamkeen will be sent another sheet for the course evaluation
provided by Tamkeen to fill in, and the evaluation analysis will be kept for both
Tamkeen and RCSI own records.
A sample of the Arabic Course evaluation is provided below in Appendix 2 below.

1.7. References:

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1.8. Topic Syllabus for Arabic Language 1

Week

Main Topic of the week

Learning environment +
learning & teaching
materials
Medicine and Medical
PowerPoint Presentation
Education in Islamic
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
History + Nursing in Islamic discussion)
History
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE
Continue on the lecture of
Medicine and Medical
Education in Islamic
History + Nursing in Islamic
History

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

Arab famous Islamic


physicians & nurses +
lessons to be learnt from
their studies, &
achievements in the field
of medicine and nursing

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

Ethics & Values for the


Medical Professions Learnt
from the old Famous
Arabic Islamic Physicians

The Medical Responsibility


in Old Arabic Islamic
Medicine & Modern
Medicine

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE
PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+6 Whole Class
discussion)
Supplementary Materials+

Focused issues/language &


lesson content/Continuous
Assessment
Students compare between
their current medical study &
the way it was in Islamic
History.
-A reading text is posted on
the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.
Students compare between
their current medical study &
the way it was in Islamic
History.
-A reading text is posted on
the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.
Studies, discoveries &
achievements in the field of
medicine.
-A reading text is posted on
the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.
Studies, discoveries &
achievements in the field of
medicine.
-A reading text is posted on
the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.
A reading text is posted on
the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE
PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

The rise & the decline of


science & scientific
research in Islam & the
Arab world

The Crisis of the Arabic


Scientific Thinking & the
Importance of Scientific
Research for both students
medics & nurses

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

Research skills &


applications in the field of
Medicine & Nursing, and
their role in enriching the
medical Arabic resources

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

Continue on the lecture of


Research skills &
applications in the field of
Medicine & Nursing, and
their role in enriching the
medical Arabic resources

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

Causes and results of decline


+ suggestions for a new Arabic
golden age for education &
scientific research
-A reading text is posted on
the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.
Study the causes & the results
of this crisis, and find some
ways to overcome it+ the role
of the scientific research in
overcoming this crisis.
-A reading text is posted on
the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

Creating groups for the


group project
PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
7

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

10

Focusing on the most


Important Points in
Basic Scientific Research

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

- A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

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Useful tips on preparing an


effective PowerPoint
Presentation

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE
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Towards efficient Arabic


medical/nursing reader
wide knowledge (The
Importance of Critical
Reading & Critical
Thinking)

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

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14

15

16

The basic translation skills


and their applications in
the field of medicine &
nursing

Correct ways for strategic


learning planning (short &
long terms), and assessing
some of the medical
written & oral work

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion) + Live
Educational Competition
Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE
PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides) +
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

Focus on the common


experiences & challenges
in both the field of
medicine & the field of
nursing, how to benefit
from experiences ,and how
to face and cope with
challenges

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

Group Workshops to work


on a sample project
(process)

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE
Final Project Work sheets
will be distributed
9

Familiarize students with the


best ways for doing projects
(Things to do & things to avoid
)

Final Project description &


Work sheets will be
distributed (60%)

17

Creating groups for the


project + distributing
suggested topics randomly
and identifying students
roles

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

Group Workshops to
prepare & work on the
final group project

PowerPoint Presentation
(Lecturing+ Whole Class
discussion)

-A reading text is posted on


the VLE for students to read
and analyse in preparation for
the next lecture.

Supplementary Materials+
(Copies of the
presentation slides)+
Self-directed learning
materials on the VLE

Course Evaluation

Distribution of course
evaluation sheets + whole
class discussion on the
course learning out comes
& recommendations for
the course future
development

18

Oral presentation for the


final group project &
Assessment for students
performance

Presentation venue
preparation ( checking the
availability of a laptop,
data show, video
recording to document
students work,
assessment sheets for
referees to assess
students
performanceetc).

10

Focus on students needs &


interests + strengths
+weaknesses
Students Talk about their
feedback while completing
the course evaluation sheets.

A number of medical articles


& journals are posted on the
VLE for further reading for
pleasure & to expand their
knowledge.
Final project 60%
Final Submission of the
project written part ( process
work) 40%
Final project presentation
20%

2. U300 Arabic Language 2 (Non-Native Arabic Speakers)


2. 1. Module Description:
This programme for learners of the Arabic language is divided into two levels (Levels
A and B) to facilitate the learning of students with different levels of knowledge in
Arabic. Students will be tested prior to commencement to ascertain their current
level of Arabic. The language topics of the course are related to medicine. This
course is to be followed by a low level Arabic language speakers & non- Arabic
speakers. The course has been developed in response to HEC instructions, see
appendix 1.
2.2. Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this course, students are expected to be able to:

acquire the Arabic language phonology and script.


learn an essential bank of terminology (especially some basic medical terminology);
deal with word formation from the roots and form meaningful sentences.
understand the meaning of some commonly used phrases.
practise all the basic language skills (e.g. reading, listening, speaking & writing).
practise language terms such as spelling and basic grammar.
become more skillful in using the communicative-medical Arabic in real life situation
& refer it to their field of study.

2.3. Course Teaching Techniques


The course follows a communicative language teaching model and requires students to
work in individual, pair and group work. Therefore, students are taught in classes with a
maximum size of 20 students.
2.4. Methods of Instruction:
Students are required to read and prepare the text before each lecture and come ready
to participate and interact. Follow up activities will be completed by the students on the
VLE. This course encourages students to read and think critically in Arabic.

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2.5. Marks and Standards

Module No.

Module Type

18

U300

Arabic
Language 2

40

Formative
Attendance
&
Participation

Continuous
Assessment

20%

40%

Formative
Assessment
2

40%

Summative
Assessment

Total

100%

62

No of Credits

U300 Arabic
Language 2

SDL

Total

Lecture Hrs

Summative
Final
Presentation

Module

2.5

a. Formative assessment:
This course has a formative group written assignment of 40%. These comprise of four
quizzes of 10% each.
b. Summative assessment:
Students are required to write a group project. Students will be assessed according to
the following criteria:
The written presentation project will comprise:
40%
The presentation will comprise:
20%
Total:
60%
The summative project will take the form of a written and oral presentation in Arabic.
The oral presentation is presented in front of students and a number of academic
examiners. Students will be assessed according to their work and performance following
a certain criteria.
2.6. Further Learning
Students can further develop their Arabic Language Skills by attending the voluntary
after hours Arabic language classes; which are to be offered to RCSI Bahrain students.

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2.7. Course Evaluation


On completion of the course students complete an evaluation sheet.
2.7. References & Resources Used:
No. Title

Author

Pro.
AL- Tawbba
Mohmoud Bookshop
E. Saleh,
Dr.
Riyadh, 2008
Mokhtar
T Hussain
& Nassef
M AbdelAziz
www.elariss.com

Lets Speak
Arabic
Plus
An Audio
CD.

5
6

Learn
Arabic for
Kids
A set of
audio &
visual CDs
Kidergarten

Publisher
Place & Date of
Publication

ISBN No.s & Name Price


of
Bookshop/Websites
available in
BD. 10

Purpose

No. of
Items/Copies
Needed

Students
Course
Book

According to
students
Number

The National
Bookshop in Hoora
& Family Bookshop
in Manama
7505004000009

BD.
7.500

Teaching
Resources

www.elariss.com The National


Bookshop Code:
44166

BD.
9.000

Teaching
Resources

First
Thousand
Words

The National
Bookshop in Hoora

A set of
audio &
visual CDs
Educational
Charts
Educational
Cards

The National
Bookshop in Hoora
The National
Bookshop in Hoora

Useful E-A
& A-E
Dictionaries

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Teaching
Resources

BD.1.000 Teaching
each
Aids
Teaching
Aids

Approximately
20 Charts
A number of
boxes for
students
group work
Teaching A number of
Resources copies
To
according to
Support
students

ALMawred
Pocket
Dictionary

students
number for
in the
pair/group
classroom work

NBB Public Library


in Muharraq
1988

----------

NBB Public Library


in Muharraq

----------

Teaching
resource
&
students
reference
Teaching
resource
&
students
reference

Borrowed
from a public
library

Borrowed
from a public
library

2.8. Syllabus for Arabic Language 2 for Learners of the Arabic Language
2011-2012 (Levels A & B)

Level A: Elementary Arabic for Arabic Language Learners


Week

Topic

1 Greetings and
Introductions.

Learning environment
Role plays, games & short
dialogues/ phone calls.

Overview of the
Arabic Alphabet.

Introduction to the Arabic


Alphabet.

Focus on verbal
pronunciation.

*Educational CDs & DVDs. are used


during the whole course
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

2 In the classroom

Role plays, games & short


dialogues.

In the university
Visual aids.

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Focus/Language &
Grammar Content
Phrases used for
greetings and
introductions,
nationalities,
countries (common
names).
Focus on the cultural
differences between
English & Arabic in
greetings e.g. In
English: How are
you? The weather is
nice today, isnt it?
Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary of
objects and people
in the classroom,

Objects & contents in the


Classroom.

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

3 Places

Role plays, games & short


dialogues.
Visual aids.

departments, fields
of study and subjects
in the university.
Pronunciation of the
"Aleph, Ba & Ta"
letters, numbers (12), demonstratives
to point to objects.
Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary of
different common
places.

Objects & contents in the


Classroom.

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

4 At home

Role plays, games & short


dialogues.
Visual aids

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

5 In the market
and the bank

Grocery & Supermarket


Role plays, games plus short
dialogues between a salespersons
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Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary of rooms
in the house, some
furniture, and
nuclear family
members.
Pronunciation of the
letters "Tha, Jeem &
Ha", numbers (1-3)
Demonstratives to
point to some
people, objects and
some basic
prepositions of
place.
Continuous
Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related

and a customer, between a waiter/


waitress, and a customer in a
restaurant,
between an bank clerk /
accountant and a customer
Visual aids

to vegetables & fruit,


food and drinks,
restaurant menus,
hotel bookings &
reservations, simple
bank procedures,
different currencies
and prices.

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

6 In the restaurant
and the hotel
Currency and
Prices

Dialogues between between a


waiter/ waitress, and a customer in
a restaurant.
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

7 In the street

Different means of transportation


and associated pictures.
Role plays, games & short
dialogues.
Visual aids

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

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Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to food and drinks,
restaurant menus
,hotel bookings &
reservations, simple
bank procedures ,
different currencies
and prices.
Pronunciation of the
letters "Kha, Dal &
Thal", numbers (15), Demonstratives
for males and
females (singular or
plural).
Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to the street, traffic,
means of
transportation,
extended family
members, friendship
and neighbourhood.
from daily life.

8 Family members
and
social
relationships

Different associated pictures.


Role plays, games & short
dialogues.
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

9 Clothes and
traditional
costumes

Different associated pictures &


objects.
Role plays, games & short
dialogues.

Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to extended family
members, friendship
and neighbourhood.
Pronunciation of the
letters Ra, Zai
Seen, Sheen, Sad &
Dad, numbers (17), plus useful
relevant phrases
from daily life.
Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to clothes &
traditional costumes

Visual aids

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

Doctor's clinic
10
Common
diseases and
their symptoms

Acting out (short plays)/role plays


and games.
Visual aids.
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

17

Revision of previous
session.
Common vocabulary
related to clinical
equipment, common
diseases and their
symptoms.
Pronunciation of the
letters Toa, Zhoa &
Ain, numbers (110).

11 Common
diseases and
their symptoms

Acting out (short plays)/role plays


and games.
Visual aids.
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

12 Days of the week


Seasons

Short dialogues and games/ role


plays between the pharmacist &
the customer/ patient
Visual aids

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

13 At the pharmacy

Short dialogues and games/ role


plays between the pharmacist &
the customer/ patient
Visual aids

Revision of previous
session.
Common vocabulary
related to common
diseases and their
symptoms.

Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to days of the week,
seasons, and
medicines in the
pharmacy.
Pronunciation of the
letters Ghain, Fa &
Qaf, numbers (114) plus useful
relevant phrases
from daily life.
Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to medicines in the
pharmacy & medical
prescription.

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

14 Traditional
dishes and
special Bahraini
occasions
Hospital
Departments/W
ards

Role plays/Short dialogues &


games.
Visual aids
A fun day of learning and tasting
traditional sweets and Arabic
coffee.

18

Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to traditional dishes
and special Bahraini
occasions. Language
focus on hospital
departments/ wards,
pronunciation of the
letters Kaf, Lam ,

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

15 Jobs plus
hospital
specialties

Role plays/Short dialogues


Learning games

Common
adjectives &
colours

Visual aids

Time

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

16 Doctors basic
equipment

Role plays/Short dialogues

Detailed handout given to students


for writing their course reflection

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

17 Preparation for
the written part
of the project
performance
Understanding

Detailed handout given to students


for writing their course reflection
and the sketch
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

19

Meem Nun, He,


Waw & Ya,
numbers (1-20), plus
useful relevant
phrases from daily
life.

Revision of previous
session.
Vocabulary related
to jobs and hospital
specialties, colours,
common adjectives
and time. Revising
pronunciation of all
the alphabetical
letters that have
been taught, plus
useful relevant
phrases from daily
life.
Final revision of
previous sessions.
Vocabulary related
to doctors basic
equipment,
pronunciation of
new words and
phrases, plus useful
relevant phrases
from daily life.

Explain the
requirements for the
course reflection
and monitoring and
assisting students
while writing their

procedures for
writing the
course reflection
18 Work on projects Group work, group practice, whole
and practice.
class discussion and feedback.
Perform Group
Work
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

own sketch for the


project.

Final Project (40%)


Final Submission for
the written part of
the final project
(20%)

Oral presentation
(20%)

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Level B Pre-Intermediate Arabic for Arabic Language Learners


Topic
Learning environment
Focus/Language &
Grammar Content
1 Human body
Role plays, games & short
Medical terminology
parts (A)
dialogues / conversation
and phrases of
Supplementary materials
human body parts
Visual aids & objects
and their meanings,
-Educational CDs & DVDs (Audio + pronunciation,
Video) are used during the whole
functions and usage.
course.

Week

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts
2 Human body
parts (B)

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids & objects
-Educational CDs & DVDs (Audio +
Video) are used during the whole
course.
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

Human Body
Systems & their
Functions

Related medical knowledge games


Supplementary materials
Visual aids & objects
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

4 Hospital Team

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

5 Hospital
Departments
and Wards

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids

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Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases of
human body parts
and their meanings,
pronunciation,
functions and usage
Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases of
human body systems.
Pronunciation &
usage.
Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings and use.
Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the

6 Hospital
Specialties

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

pronunciation,
meanings and use.

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids

Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings and use.

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts
7 Common
Diseases and
their symptoms

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

8 Viruses and
Bacteria plus
associated
diseases

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

9 Taking a patient
history 1

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

10 Doctor's Clinic
Medical
Equipment

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

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Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings & use.
Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings & use.
Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings and use.
Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings and use.

11 Pain and areas of


referred pain

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

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Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings and use.

12 First Aid Kit and


First Aid
procedures for
some common
incidents

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation/ acting
out short plays
Supplementary materials
Visual aids and objects
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

13 Handling an
emergency

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation/ acting
out short plays
Supplementary materials
Visual aids and objects
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

14 Taking a patient
history 2

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids and objects
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

15 Medicines and
Doctor
Prescriptions

Role plays, games and short


dialogues / conversation
Supplementary materials
Visual aids and objects
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

16 Dealing with the


disabled and
handicapped

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation and
acting out short plays
Supplementary materials
Visual aids & objects

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Revision of previous
session. Medical
terminology and
phrases related to
the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings & use.

Revision of previous
session. Medical
terminology and
phrases related to
the topics, the
pronunciation,
meanings & use

Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics,
pronunciation,
meanings and use.
Revision of previous
session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics, the
pronunciation,
meaning and use.

Revision of the
previous session.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics,
pronunciation,

17 Dealing with the


Elderly

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

meanings and use.

Role plays, games & short


dialogues / conversation and
acting out short plays
Supplementary materials
Visual aids & objects

Final revision of the


previous sessions.
Medical terminology
and phrases related
to the topics,
pronunciation,
meanings and use.

SDL Supplementary Materials on


the VLE PLUS paper handouts

18 Perform Projects
Course
Evaluation

Group work, group practice, whole


class discussion & feed back.
Project presentation
SDL Supplementary Materials on
the VLE PLUS paper handouts

Final Project (40%)


Final Submission for
the written part of
the final project
(20%)

Oral presentation
(20%)

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Appendix 1 HEC Instruction


2009/ 29
(123)
(2009/14)
2009 25 1430 28
: 2007 29 ( 63)
) ( -
2008/2007
.2009/2008
. 3 -

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Contents of fax from the HEC that was received on Tuesday 29th September, 2009
Higher Education Council Decision No. (123)
Meeting No. (14/2009)
Wednesday 28 Rabee Alawal 1430 Hejryia /25th March, 2009

Emphasizing what comes in the Decision of the Higher Education Council No. (63) on
the 29th November, 2007, which includes the following:
a. Ask Private higher education institutions to teach an Arabic Language Course (a
University Requirement) that has three credits, and that is by the beginning of the
second academic semester 2007/2008 as an experiment. However, it will be
compulsorily applied to all educational institutions starting from the first academic
semester 2008/2009.
b. Identify alternative courses in the field of the Arabic language to Arabic Language
learners that carries three credits.
c. High education institutions have the freedom to choose the type of curriculum that
suits its circumstances.

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