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CAES9721 Academic Communication for Nursing Students

Coordinator: Dr. Letty CHAN

Course Description:

This course aims to improve students’ academic and communication skills for meeting the demands of Nursing Studies.  Students will learn to apply strategies for medical vocabulary development, write a reflective essay using appropriate language and style, and conduct research on a health-related topic and present the findings in an oral presentation.  Assessment is wholly by coursework.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Recognize medical word elements; analyze, build and define medical terms
  • Organise and deliver a presentation that engages the audience
  • Describe, analyze and reflect on experiences with accurate and appropriate language in reflective writing, and structure the piece of writing within a given framework


  • medical terminology learning and review
  • practice in speaking skills
  • analysis of reflective writing skills
  • peer evaluation of written assignment
  • group collaboration in reearch and discussion

Assessment Methods:

(with breakdown of percentage weighting of the various methods)

  • Tests (35%)
  • Oral Presentations (35%)
  • Essays (30%)