2023-2024 / LANG0071-1

Advanced English for medical sciences


15h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in medicine2 crédits 


Martin Polson, Sébastien Schoenmaeckers


Sébastien Schoenmaeckers

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The MedEng 2 course continues the development of reading skills, data gathering, and note-taking using texts or series of texts (as started during the MedEng 1 course), and also focuses on research capacities and oral understanding of scientific material in English.


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

  • allow students to read and understand medical literature in English.
  • allow students to understand short videos in English.
  • allow students to extend their mastery of field-specific terminology in English.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

MedEng 1 (Medical English -1st part - LANG2940-1) or equivalent (e.g. IELTS 5.5-6 or Cambridge Advanced English A- C).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course features two-hour in-class sessions where the students' active participation is required alternating with mandatory online modules (enhancing academic vocabulary, reading and listening skills).


Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

The course is taught in groups (based on students' grades for LANG2940-1) after an introductory lecture given in amphitheater. Class attendance is highly recommended. The online learning modules are prepared at home by students between classes and must be completed before attending the next class.

Recommended or required readings

Medeng2 - LANG0071-1 course notes are available in digital format through eCampus.
3 modules with exercises on eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( multiple-choice questionnaire )

Additional information:

Written exam in June and September

Written exam with multiple choice questions (IELTS 6.0 level) based on a medical article,  the vocabulary highlighted throughout the semester-both in class and @nline.

Students must demonstrate the ability to fully understand an unabridged and unsimplified paper from a medical journal (through global and detailed understanding), as well as their knowledge of scientific English stylistic features and of the vocabulary highlighted both in class and online.


Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course



Sébastien Schoenmaeckers sebastien.schoenmaeckers@uliege.be


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