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Spanish for Medical Professionals II

Do you feel like you have a pretty good sense of intro Spanish, but are ready to take it to the next level? This course picks up where the first course, Spanish for Medical Professionals, left off. And if you didn't take the first course, no problem!  This course is also for healthcare providers who already have a pretty good sense of Spanish, but just need more medical vocabulary to sharpen their skills.

We'll review the basic body parts and organs, but we'll also explore vocabulary and phrases related to insurance and expressions for patient assessments, exams, and communicating pain. You'll learn terminology found in tons of specialties, including pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, OB/GYN, radiology, orthopedics, cardiovascular, oncology, physical and occupational therapies, dermatology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. We'll even talk about terms related to diet and discharge. It's a great Spanish foundation for healthcare workers! 

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting March 13 | April 17

Spanish for Medical Professionals II


Details + Objectives

Course Code: sm2

What You Will Learn
  • Learn Spanish useful for healthcare workers in a variety of specialties
  • Review Spanish words for the basic body parts and organs
  • Explore vocabulary and phrases related to insurance and expressions for patient assessments, exams, and communicating pain
  • Learn Spanish terms related to diet and discharge
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Gain skills that you can take to any area of the country where there are Spanish-speaking people
  • Bridge the communication gap and learn to communicate more effectively with Spanish speaking patients so you can provide better care
  • Open the door to new career options by adding Spanish skills to your résumé


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Week 1

Review friendly greetings you can use to put patients at ease, delve into articles, check out Spanish pronouns, and explore el cuerpo (the body) from head to toe. Then, learn handy words and phrases for asking patients how you can help them, dive into common questions on the forms that patients fill out in the waiting room, and we'll tackle insurance forms en español.

Week 2

Find out how your Spanish-speaking patients use the verb tener to talk about their needs and feelings, talk about reflexive verbs, and explore vocabulary words you can use to assess and help patients. Then, talk about ways to assess patients' pain and examine more vocabulary for discussing medical conditions.

Week 3

Delve into vocabulary you can use in pediatric and geriatric settings. As a bonus, you’ll learn some interesting cultural tidbits that will help you understand your Spanish-speaking patients better. Then, learn words for talking about these feelings. In addition, you'll master new vocabulary for discussing mental health problems and tackle a couple of new verb tenses you can use to talk about the past.

Week 4

Learn basic gynecological terms and master vocabulary related to prenatal care, birth, postpartum care, and breastfeeding. Then, explore how to talk about X-rays, MRIs, and other tests in Spanish. You’ll also learn basic vocabulary for discussing the field of orthopedics.

Week 5

You'll master vocabulary related to the circulatory and respiratory system and find out how to talk with Spanish-speaking patients who are diagnosed with cancer. Then, master vocabulary related to physical and occupational therapy, as well as words for talking about foods and diet.

Week 6

In this lesson, we'll have some fun looking at false cognates—words that look much the same in inglés and español, but actually have different meanings. After that, we'll delve into words you can use to compare things or conditions in Spanish and learn vocabulary that will helpful in the dentist’s or eye doctor’s office. Finally, you'll discover how to give advice using the word debería and master vocabulary for talking about medication dosages and discharge procedures, and we'll explore words and phrases you can use to counsel patients about preventive care.

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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.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


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.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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


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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 course 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?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two 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 two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) 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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