ECTS - Translation of Medical Texts

Translation of Medical Texts (ETI308) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Translation of Medical Texts ETI308 2 2 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dersin Öğretim Elemanı / Doç Dr. Gökçen Hastürkoğlu
Course Assistants
Course Objectives The main objective of the course is to enable students to understand the language of medicine and to translate various medical texts from English into Turkish and vice versa. The course helps students improve their medical English and translation skills on medical texts. In this course students learn to use medical terminology properly. The texts to be translated are taken from internet resources as well as from professional journals, periodicals and textbooks.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To help the students to become familiar with the medical texts
  • To help the students to become familiar with medical terminology
  • To develop translation skills, analyzing medical texts for translation purposes
  • To improve translation criticism skills.
Course Content All types of medical texts containing grammatical, conceptual domain-specific terminology and their translations.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction to Medical Terminology Erten, Asalet. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi. pp. 48-82
2 Introduction: The Ways of Dealing with Medical Texts Erten, Asalet. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi. pp. 84-107
3 The Lungs and The Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease The Anatomy of the Respiratory Track
4 Pneumonia, Penicilin and Food Allergy Erten, Asalet. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi. Ch.4.
5 Measles, Hypertension Erten, Asalet. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi. Ch.4.
6 Coronary Artery Disease, and Heart Attack Erten, Asalet. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi. Ch.4.
7 Preventive Strategies in Chronic Liver Disease: Hepatitis B, C The Anatomy of the Digestive System
8 Peripheral Vascular Diseases, Thrombophlebitis The Anatomy of the Circulation System
9 Mid-term Exam
10 The Anatomy of the Ear and Eye Erten, Asalet. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi. Ch.5.
11 Retinal Tears and Retinal Detachment Erten, Asalet. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi. Ch.5.
12 Bacterial Endcarditis The Anatomy of Heart
13 Mid-term Exam
14 Prulent Meningitis The Anatomy of Brain
15 General revision General revision
16 Final Exam


Course Book 1. A. Erten. Tıp Terminolojisi ve Tıp Metinleri Çevirisi
Other Sources 2. Utkan Kocatürk. Açıklamalı Tıp Terimleri Sözlüğü
3. İsmet Dökmeci. Büyük Tıp Sözlüğü

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 2 30
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 40
Toplam 3 70
Percentage of Semester Work 60
Percentage of Final Work 40
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the necessary current information to meet individual, family and community health needs in an individual and holistic approach in the direction of the nursing process.
2 Has knowledgeable and capable of evaluating the validity, validity and reliability of scientific knowledge.
3 Has the skills to perform nursing care using theoretical, evidence-based and practical knowledge to maintain, develop and treat illnesses.
4 Demonstrates nursing care in the direction of scientific research, evidence, developing technology and current health policies.
5 Respects human rights and dignity in nursing education, practices, research and management.
6 Carries out nursing practices in accordance with legislation, professional values, standards and ethical principle.
7 Uses critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills in the nursing care process.
8 Continues self management activities as an individual and a team member within the scope of its managerial role.
9 Takes part in researches, projects and events in the association with the health team and the other disciplines with a sense of social responsibility
10 Uses English in a way that can comprehend literature, communicate effectively in written and verbal manner.
11 Leads to innovation and changing with adopting the philosophy of lifelong learning for personal and professional development.
12 Become a model to professional colleagues and communities by acting in accordance with professional ethics principles and values.

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 2 16 32
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 30 30
Total Workload 152