2023-2024 / LANG6002-1

Advanced English for Biomedical Research : Writing


30h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in biomedicine2 crédits 


Yasmine Badir, Ellen Harry

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course focusses on teaching students the finer points of academic writing. Students will study theory, analyse authentic academic materials and apply this knowledge to produce written academic texts.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • analyse English scientific literature,
  • produce an abstract for a scientific article,
  • critically analyse a scientific paper,
  • write a structured article.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Advanced English for Biomedical Science (taught in the second year of the Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Science) i.e. LANG5001-1 and LANG5002-1, or equivalent.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Each class requires preparation which is essential and mandatory.

There are no ex-cathedra lectures but rather language seminars in which students will be asked to take part regularly and actively.

There will be several written assignments to complete over the semester. Most of these writing exercises will be written in class, and then finished at home.

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

Blended learning

Additional information:

The course features 2-hour in-class sessions. These sessions will be completed by writing assignments available on eCampus and designed to help the students to prepare for the exam.

Recommended or required readings

Advanced English for Biomedical Research: Writing (2023-2024) course notes are compulsory, as is Internet access to eCampus.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Additional information:

The student will be assessed through a written exam in January (produce a written abstract of a scientific article and produce a critical review of that article) and continuous evaluation of progress through preparation and individual assignments.

The student's overall grade (/20) will be calculated as follows:

  • Continuous assessment (general participation in class activities: writing homework, research workshops, in-class writing practice sessions, etc.) - 4/20
  • Written exam - 16/20 (Scientific abstract - 8/20 & Critical review - 8/20)
The mark for continuous assessment is always taken into account in the total grade in both the first and second exam session.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Y. BADIR (yasmine.badir@uliege.be)

E. HARRY (eharry@uliege.be)

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