Conducted entirely in Spanish, this 7-week, online, asynchronous course is the first of two courses leading to the Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish Language for Medical Professionals Certificate. Designed for students with post-intermediate knowledge of Spanish, this program is ideal for aspiring healthcare professionals including doctors, emergency medical technicians, emergency responders, hospital administrators, medical assistants, nurses, nutritionists, physical therapists, physician assistants, dentists, social workers and more. Students review grammatical structures needed to interact effectively with patients, acquire intercultural awareness and learn essential medical and technical terminology while engaging in the rigorous practice of reading, writing, speaking and listening. All course work is completed with the goal of providing better health care for Spanish-speaking patients as the need for healthcare professionals with the ability to interview patients, record medical histories, discuss diagnoses, prognoses, treatments and more in a culturally sensitive way continues to increase.
Course curriculum encompasses modules including parts of the body, vital signs, symptoms, physical examinations, testing, treatments, pre-operatory authorization and risk assessment, medications, urgent and emergency care, pharmacology, cardiology, skeletal and muscular, physical fitness, wellness, physical therapy and diabetes.