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Medical Spanish Courses for Medical Professionals

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.

At ed2go, we know you're a busy person, and you don't have time to waste. Our online course allows you to enroll at your convenience and fit your education into your schedule. 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
Starting December 13, 2017

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Medical Spanish Courses for Medical Professionals

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Spanish for Medical Professionals Details + Objective

Course Code: smp

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
  • A new session opens each month, so you can enroll at your convenience.
  • Two lessons are released each week once your session starts.
  • You’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks, but you will have access to all lessons until the course ends.
  • The course runs for six weeks, and the final exam is released during the final lesson.
  • You will have two weeks plus 10 days to complete the exam and any remaining lessons.
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.
Spanish for Medical Professionals Outline
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Week 1

¡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, we'll talk about pronouns and explore the role of gender in Spanish.

Week 2

This week, 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, we'll look at two interesting verbs that mean "to be": ser and estar.

Week 3

We'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, we'll peek inside the body, and talk about internal organs. We'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.

Week 4

This week'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 we'll look at terms you can use to talk about medications. Then we'll add more words to your vocabulary for discussing common medical problems. In addition, we'll look at words for instructing patients during a medical exam.

Week 5

We'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. We’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, we'll look at words for talking about insurance and payments.

Week 6

Week 6 starts with a lesson about about pregnancy, labor, and delivery. Then we'll move on to pediatrics and explore words related to young patients. Moving on to adults, we'll look at words for discussing cancer symptoms, tests, and treatments, and explore ways to assess the mental status of a patient. In addition, we'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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Spanish for Medical Professionals Instructors
Tara Bradley Williams

Tara Bradley Williams has authored several Spanish textbooks and reference guides. She taught Spanish and English as a Second Language at the high school and community college levels for over 10 years, operated a Spanish-language school, and served as a medical interpreter. Tara has BA degrees in Spanish and Sociology and an MA in Higher Education and Adult Studies. She studied Spanish at the Universidad de Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain, and has lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Latin America.

Spanish for Medical Professionals Requirements / Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

More About Spanish for Medical Professionals

Starting with the basics of Spanish pronunciation, you'll move right into simple words for everyday topics like colors, numbers, conversational phrases, family names, and words for asking questions. Next, you'll get to the meat of the course as you discover how to ask about pain, symptoms, medical histories, insurance, and patients' feelings. You'll also learn how to talk about body parts, diets, and medical care and treatment. Along the way, entertaining games and stories will help you practice your new vocabulary as you gain awareness about Latin American culture.

During our comprehensive online medical Spanish course, you’ll not only learn a wide variety of words and phrases, you’ll come to understand how to talk to patients with understanding, patience, and caring. That’s a priceless skill that any employer would be happy to see in a job candidate.

Spanish for Medical Professionals Frequently Asked Questions
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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!

How does it work?

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

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Keep in mind that 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.

What if I need an extension?

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.

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