Intermediate Medical Mandarin

Director(s): Rose Molina, Menglu Yang
Offered: Fall 2019: 9/9/2019 - 12/9/2019, Mon 6:00pm - 7:30pm.
Spring 2020: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020, Mon 5:30pm -7:00pm.
Location: HMS - Harvard Medical School (0)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: The Intermediate Medical Mandarin course provides an excellent opportunity for students with Mandarin experience to refresh their skills and synthesize newly learned medical knowledge in Mandarin. The course will meet for 1.5 hours weekly during the semester. The first 45 minutes of the class will focus on didactic lecture-based instruction. Students will learn common clinical terminology and phrases related to the various clinical topics. The second half of the class will be devoted to interactive verbal practice in order to reinforce the material learned in the first half of class. Students will have the opportunity to practice their Mandarin speaking and listening skills with various guest tutors (faculty and staff from affiliated research laboratories and hospitals) in small groups using a series of mock clinical scenarios. Students will conduct medical interviews in Mandarin and, as the course progresses, will accumulate experience and verbal proficiency. The Medical Mandarin course will be taught at an intermediate instruction level. Students with a significant conversational background in Mandarin are best positioned to benefit from this course. The classes will be taught in Mandarin Chinese with English and Pinyin used at a minimum to facilitate understanding and true linguistic immersion.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Basic science terminology will be reviewed when a respective disease is discussed. Pathogenesis of some diseases will be mentioned.
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