Course: Medicinal Terminology and Ethics

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Course title Medicinal Terminology and Ethics
Course code 2390/HAET
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 1
Language of instruction English
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Žák Jiří, MVDr.
  • Večerek Vladimír, prof. MVDr. CSc., MBA
Course content
1. Relationship between humans and animals, between health and diseases in prehistoric and ancient era 2. Medieval and modern view of health and illnesses, and the relationship between humans and animals 3. Development of veterinary education in Europe and the world, academic practices, and ceremonies 4. Ethics in veterinary medicine - general and professional ethics 5. Ethics in veterinary medicine - ethics in relation to the animal 6. Medical terminology and its basis in Latin. Pronunciation of Latin sounds, the overview of Latin declensions, Roman numerals 7. Word formation I - one-word and multi-word terms, productive Latin prefixes and suffixes 8. Word formation II - Latin composed words, selected Latin medical terms 9. Medical terminology, its basis in Greek. Word formation III - Greek one-and multi-word terms, Greek prefixes and suffixes. 10. Word Formation IV - Greek composite. Selected Greek medical terms 11. Medical and Veterinary Terminology - names of animals, organs, tissues and biological structures. 12. Selected medical and veterinary clinical terms, writing medical record. 13. Selected medical and veterinary terms, writing the recipe (formulation, Formulation phrase). 14. Credit test

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
The goal of the course is to introduce the students to the scientific, cultural, professional and social background of the historic development of Czech and global veterinary medicine in relation to the forming of ethic principles in medicine as it borders on the human treatment of animals and their products. The course focuses on the essential concepts, stages, milestones, events, personalities and institutions that characterize the process of forming the past and today's situation of veterinary medicine and that clarifies the ethics of approaching animals in the veterinary profession and community.


Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature
  • Andersson, D. Medical Terminology: The Best and Most Effective Way to Memorize, Pronounce and Understand Medical Terms: Second Edition, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2016.
  • Animals and the Shaping of Modern Medicine. One Health and its Histories, Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition, 2017.
  • Dunlop, R., Williams, D. Veterinary Medicine: An Illustrated History, Mosby, 1996.
  • Mosby. Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 10th Edition, Elsevier, 2016.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Hygiene and Ecology - (12) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 1 Winter