کتاب حاضر برای دانشجویان رشته پزشکی در مقاطع کارشناسی و دکتری پیوسته به عنوان منبع اصلی درس زبان تخص صی هر کدام به ارزش ۲ واحد تدوین شده است. امید میرود علاوه بر جامعه دانشگاهی، سایر علاقه مندان نیز از آن بهرهمند شوند.
English for the Students of Medicine is designed as an EAP textbook for undergraduate university students of medical and paramedical sciences ranging from a pre-intermediate to upper-intermediate level of English proficiency. The book is recommended as the main source for the beginning EAP course for medical and paramedical fields including medicine. The book aims to help students consolidate general reading skills and strategies they have already acquired through general English courses and transfer these skills and strategies to their target academic tasks. Hence, a wide range of medical text types/genres have been included in the book to provide students with ample opportunities to learn and practice discipline-based reading skills. With the main focus on reading, the other language skills and components (i.e., vocabulary grammar, discourse, and genre) are used as a springboard for fostering the reading skills and strategies.
The book is organized in 12 units based on medical themes and topics of maximum authenticity and relevance to the students of medical sciences. The core of each unit is two reading passages developing the same theme and all activities of each unit are geared to that theme. To this end, there is an efficient integration of relevant content and language with a good distribution of common genres in the field of medicine.