English language enhancement for junior clerkship in medicine


Grant Data
Project Title
English language enhancement for junior clerkship in medicine
Principal Investigator
Dr Shi, Ling   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Mr Corcos Robin David   (Co-Investigator)
Ms Storey Anne Myfanwy   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
11
Start Date
1997-09-01
Completion Date
1998-07-31
Amount
202400
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Sponsor
UGC Central Allocation Vote
HKU Project Code
HKU36 ALP
Grant Type
Action Learning Project
Funding Year
1997/1998
Status
Completed
Objectives
(1) To identify and analyze communication problems as they appear in video recordings of the spoken discourse of student-patient and student-tutor communication in ward-teaching. In particular, the research will focus on the special needs of students where the medium of student-patient communication is Cantonese, while the student-tutor medium is English. The project is thus unique in the sphere of medical commnication in having a translingual orientation. (2) To develop appropriate teaching tasks and materials for the English enhancement course derived from a close analysis of the discourse situation.