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dc.contributor.authorBellés-Fortuño, Begoña
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-13T11:52:11Z
dc.date.available2018-06-13T11:52:11Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.citationBellés-Fortuño, B., Multimodality in medicine: How university medical students approachinformative leaflets, System (2018), https://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2018.02.012ca_CA
dc.identifier.issn0346-251X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/175136
dc.description.abstractThis study aims to analyse multimodality in medical leaflets to see how images and other semiotic modes combine with text-flow, adding meaning to the message and broadening the communicative spectrum. Traditionally, in the educational sphere, more importance has been given to text rather than to other semiotic modes but, in fact, writing is also a multimodal practice. In medicine, the visual becomes vital, whether accompanied by meaningful written text or not. The present study analyses 50 medical leaflets designed by first year medical students enrolled in their English for Health Sciences module. The leaflets are a very useful activity integrated as part of their spoken project presentations and include a variety of medical topics, i.e. diabetes, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Alzheimer‟s or Huntington‟s disease, among others. Images were considered in terms of type, structural organization, and size. How images combine with text-flow was also observed. The study is an example of how we can apply multimodality to the teaching and learning of languages in the higher education curriculum, proving that multimodality is not only a theory, but also a field of application.ca_CA
dc.format.extent27 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherElsevierca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfSystem (2018)ca_CA
dc.rights0346-251X/© 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.ca_CA
dc.subjectMultimodalityca_CA
dc.subjectHigher Educationca_CA
dc.subjectEnglish for Medicineca_CA
dc.subjectMedicine Studiesca_CA
dc.subjectMedicine Informative Leaflet (MIL)ca_CA
dc.titleMultimodality in medicine: How university medical students approach informative leafletsca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.system.2018.02.012
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0346251X17306693ca_CA
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