Course Description

This course is designed to help health providers to improve verbal communication skills with Spanish-speaking patients. It will help health professionals to build competence in interviewing, examining, and treating patients. It includes conversation and role-play situations in the context of different common medical situations. Students will learn the names of body parts, action verbs, and useful phrases typically used in a medical setting. Spanish concepts and correct pronunciation will be also covered.

Learner Outcomes

  • Learn to greet and get accurate detailed personal information from patients
  • Discuss parts and relationships of body organs, muscles, etc.
  • Understand and use vocabulary describing pain and discomfort
  • Communicate about basic ailments and illness
  • Pronounce Spanish medical vocabulary and develop Spanish phrases that can be used in own role/workplace

Textbook Information

A textbook is required or recommended for this course.

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The above course(s), basic knowledge of Spanish, or permission from the instructor. 

If you are unsure that you meet the prerequisite requirements, please contact registrar@faes.org and provide information about your course of interest and background knowledge

Additional Information

  • Weekly live sessions on Zoom, Thursdays, 12:30-2:00 pm
  • This course will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis

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