Spanish for Medical Professionals II is a fun online course and very user friendly."
Tara Williams is an excellent teacher!! I loved the class. The interactive puzzles and games were a wonderful teaching tool that helped me remember the vocabulary and correct spelling. I have taken a lot of online courses, but this one was the best. The balanced format kept the class interesting and challenging. Thank you. I hope that you would create another advanced Spanish class."
Very helpful course! Most was a review as I use Spanish daily at work, but there were definitely some vocabulary words that will only serve to further me in my career. The look on the patients and parents face when I begin speaking to them in Spanish never gets old. Thanks!"
This course helped me review and expand the vocabulary I need to be a medical interpreter. Thank you for a very practical class."
Wonderful class! The grammar lessons were perfect. Spanish was my first language but it was forgotten long ago. Although I could understand a lot of Spanish, I could not speak it well enough. The problem...conjugation. The grammar lessons were explained so simply, that there was an, "Ah-ha" moment each time. Thanks for a great class!"
Course Code: sm2
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are no prerequisites to take this course.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
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.
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.
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.