Θέμα Όνομα Περιγραφή
1. Το καρδιαγγειακό σύστημα (the cardiovascular system) Αρχείο The cardiovascular/circulatory system

A description of main fuctions, schematic representation, main diseases, etc. of the cardiovascular system, along with relevant vocabulary exercises.

Διεύθυνση URL The Heart Song

An explanation of the blood flow through the heart, following the tune of Bruno Mars "Just the way you are". Listen to the song and try to fill in the gaps in the attached exercise using the lyrics of the song. (By the way, the song...sounds really cheesy!!! I know! It's a laugh!)

Διεύθυνση URL Heart diseases

A short video on the main heart diseases, CAD, etc.

2. Το αναπνευστικό σύστημα (the respiratory system) Αρχείο The respiratory system

This lesson focuses on the basic functions of the respiratory system, its anatomy and the main clinical aspects of respiration. Prepositions and words commonly confused are also practised.

Διεύθυνση URL The respiratory system

How the respiratory system works - Vivid animation and real life examples.

Διεύθυνση URL How the lungs work

Animation of how lungs work (inhale-exhale).

Διεύθυνση URL How breathing works

A short 'lesson' based on a TED-talk on how breathing works. WATCH the video and then click on THINK to carry out the short quiz to check your understanding. Click on DIG DEEPER for further information.

3. Αιματολογικές εξετάσεις (blood testing) Αρχείο Blood testing

Blood testing and its clinical aspects.

Διεύθυνση URL Blood test without bleeding

An interesting video on a revolutionary invention: how to carry out a blood test without needles!

Διεύθυνση URL Overview of blood testing

Useful information by NHS on how blood tests are carried out, what they are used for, what they could indicate, etc.

Διεύθυνση URL Blood typing game

An interactive game based on blood typing!! Do try it! It's fun, and you will also practice relevant vocabulary. Be careful, though, NOT TO KILL any patients :)

Διεύθυνση URL Cells and their structure

An online gap-filling exercise on cells and their structure.

4. Διαταραχές συμπεριφοράς (bahavioral disorders) Αρχείο Vocabulary exercises

Additional vocabulary exercises and guidelines on carrying out an ASSIGNMENT.

Διεύθυνση URL A new understanding of mental illness

What does 'early detection' mean for mental illnesses?

Διεύθυνση URL The chemistry of the brain

A talk that shows us that "brain is more than a bag of chemicals". Treatments should be targeted to specific neurons and specific regions of the brain that are affected in psychiatric disorders.

Διεύθυνση URL "Exploring the mind of a killer"
Διεύθυνση URL CONCORDANCER

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Διεύθυνση URL Assignment (Concordancer & Collocations)

Submit your answers here THE LATEST BY 31ST MARCH.

5. Ιατρική ηθική (medical ethics) Αρχείο Medical ethics

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Διεύθυνση URL "Indian Camp", by E.Hemingway

Read this short story by Hemingway and try to think upon the medical issues raised in relation to medical procedures and ethics.

Διεύθυνση URL Commentary on Hemingway's story

Read the short commentary on Hemingway's story, and compare it to your own comments.

Διεύθυνση URL Let's talk about death

An interesting talk on euthanasia. "We can't control if we die, but we can 'occupy' death", in the words of Dr. Peter Saul.

Αρχείο Expressing personal opinion

Useful vocabulary to express your opinion

7. Διατομή νωτιαίου μυελού (spinal cord severing) Διεύθυνση URL Spinal Cord Injury: High cervical level

This video discusses the effects of high cervical spinal cord injuries' on a patients' life, personal care, mobility, level of independence, etc.

Αρχείο Plural forms

A short exercise on some difficult plural forms of medical terms (mainly of Greek and Latin origin).

Αρχείο Exercise on adjectives

After you've studied the most common suffixes in the formation of adjectives in Medical English, try to complete the attached exercise.

Αρχείο Medical terminology: adjectives

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8. Το λεμφικό σύστημα (the lymphatic system) Αρχείο The lymphatic system

A description of the lymphatic system, its basic anatomy, as well as main diseases and disorders associated with it.

Διεύθυνση URL How the lymphatic system works
Διεύθυνση URL Functions of the lymphatic system
Αρχείο Confusing words

Try to do the attached language exercises.

Writing for RESEARCH Αρχείο Greek medical students' career choices

A study on Greek medical students' choices with regard to specialization and training abroad.

Αρχείο The structure of the medical research paper (1997)

This is the first corpus-based study on the structure of information presented in a medical research paper.

Αρχείο The structure of the medical research paper (2009)

Nearly a decade later, a second corpus-based study records the structural and linguistic evolution of the English-medium medical research article.