Greek Morphemes in Medical Latin Teaching

Document Type: Research Article

Authors

1 University of Opole

2 Kazan Federal University, Kazan State Medical University

3 Kazan State Medical University

Abstract

The teaching of the Latin language and medical terminology in universities of medical profile presupposes the formation students’ main cultural competencies that help them navigate in the increasingly complex world, reveals their creative abilities and readiness to self-development, and contributes to formation of their clear worldview coordinates. The paper deals with the problem of rather poor language skills of students, and proposes some ways of its solution. The article also provides a historical digression to compare this situation in relation to the pre-revolutionary time and today. The authors have developed and presented methods and techniques of learning of the Greek terminological elements in the Latin medical terminology in the situation when students have not got any knowledge of classical languages. The developed method can be used also in the implementation of educational programmes in other Humanities because of similarities of the situation with linguistic knowledge and because of the main tasks of training not only highly qualified specialists, but also well-rounded individuals.

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