SPA 110: Intro to Spanish for the Health Professions

Class Program
Credits 3

The course is designed for medical students and health care professionals who want to learn basic Spanish and to be able to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families in order to form strong clinical-patient rapport. It's not a traditional Spanish language class. The course is for true beginners in Spanish with a focus on specific nursing tasks (e.g., to greet patients, conduct the medical interview, review the history exam, recommend prescriptions, fill out medical forms, read medical brochures etc.). It presents everyday situations that medical students, pre-professionals, and professionals may encounter at work settings such as hospitals, emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinics when dealing with Spanish-speaking patients and personnel in the US.