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Medical Spanish Courses for Medical Professionals

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What do you do if a patient needs your help, but you can’t understand them? What if you encounter worried family members, but aren’t able to reassure them that everything will be fine? Those in the medical field can easily find themselves in such situations, and you want to be prepared. Medical Spanish courses are the perfect solution. Our simple and enjoyable Spanish for Medical Professionals course will give you the basic tools you need to bridge the communication gap.

With increasing numbers of Spanish-speaking patients entering the healthcare system every year, it's more crucial than ever for health professionals to learn medical Spanish. What's more, adding Spanish skills to your resume can broaden your career horizons and give you an advantage over other healthcare workers. We’ll skip the "touristy" topics and focus on the basic medical Spanish phrases you really need to know in a medical setting. Whether you're new to the language or just want a refresher, our medical Spanish class can help you. ¡Vamos! (Let's go!)

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting December 12 | January 16
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Medical Spanish Courses for Medical Professionals

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Course Code: smp

What You Will Learn
  • Basic Spanish like numbers, colors, directions, and names for family members, and simple verb conjugation.
  • Spanish words and phrases for parts of the body, common medical problems, tests and procedures, treatments, medications, and diets.
  • How to talk about time, make appointments, communicate feelings, and assess a patient’s mental status.
  • Different strategies for dealing with children, adults, and pregnant patients.
How the course is taught
  • Instructor led or self paced online course
  • 6 -12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain a strong foundation in basic medical Spanish that is transferable to any part of the country.
  • Better communicate with your patients and their families.
  • Add a new skill to your resume that will open the door to more opportunity.
  • Build on your foundation with further education, such as our Spanish for Medical Professionals II course or our Speed Spanish series.

Outline

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Lesson 1 & 2

¡Bienvenidos! (Welcome!) In our first lesson, you'll master the building blocks of Spanish. You'll discover how easy it is to spell and pronounce words en español. After that, you'll learn how to count from 0 to 19. In the second lesson of the week, you'll learn the Spanish words for family members, and pick up some handy phrases for conversing with patients and their families. In addition, you'll learn about pronouns and explore the role of gender in Spanish.

Lesson 3 & 4

These lessons, you'll power up your Spanish vocabulary by learning the words for colors and directions. In addition, you'll find out how to count all the way to 199—and you'll learn six handy prepositions to improve your sentence-building. You'll want lots of action words in your repertoire, so you’ll learn a super-simple conjugation system. In addition, you'll learn about two interesting verbs that mean "to be": ser and estar.

Lesson 5 & 6

You'll begin by taking a look at the parts of the body, and you'll learn the words for everything from teeth to toes. After that, you'll peek inside the body, and talk about internal organs. You'll delve into the Spanish vocabulary for common medical conditions. You'll also discover the magic of the word ¿Cuál? and explore other ways to ask questions. In addition, we'll talk about Spanish words for hours of the day, days of the week, and months of the year.

Lesson 7 & 8

These lesson's vocabulary words can help you respond quickly in medical crises. In addition, you'll learn words for describing medical tests, treatments, and procedures, so you can inform and reassure patients, and you'll look at terms you can use to talk about medications. Then you'll add more words to your vocabulary for discussing common medical problems. In addition, you'll look at words for instructing patients during a medical exam.

Lesson 9 & 10

You'll visit the patient care floors and learn words for everything from bedpans to pillows to call buttons. You'll also discover lots of new words for talking about time, including explaining visiting hours. You’ll then explore words for feelings so you can relate to patients. Next you'll learn a new set of verbs that will help you talk with patients during admittance or discharge. In addition, you'll look at words for talking about insurance and payments.

Lesson 11 & 12

These lessons cover pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Then you'll move on to pediatrics and explore words related to young patients. Moving on to adults, you'll look at words for discussing cancer symptoms, tests, and treatments, and explore ways to assess the mental status of a patient. In addition, you'll look at Spanish words for various diets, and finally, you'll discover the little word "hay" and find out why it packs a powerful punch.

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Instructors & Support

Tara Bradley Williams

Tara Bradley Williams has authored several Spanish textbooks and occupational Spanish reference guides, including the "¡A Conversar!" and "¡A Trabajar!" series. She taught Spanish and English as a Second Language at the high school and community college levels for over 10 years. She has also operated a Spanish language school and served as a medical interpreter. Tara has BA degrees in Spanish and Sociology from St. Norbert College and an MA in Higher Education and Adult Studies from the University of Denver. She has studied Spanish at the Universidad de Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain and has lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Latin America.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling. 

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

 

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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