Clinical Spanish

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This is an interactive course and you do not have to be at our physical campus to take the course. It can be done from any place with an internet connection.

  • Course duration: 4 weeks
  • Registration deadline: June 13, 2022
  • Course start date: May 30, 2022
  • Course extension: Available for an admin fee

Understanding how to communicate with clients regarding health concerns is important as a professional and also to establish trust with a client!  Bilingual health care is an essential skill, both within the US and in other developing nations.

Students should have a basic knowledge of Spanish grammar and foundation language skills before diving in!

This 4-week course will cover:

  • Essential vocabulary for the client and practitioner
  • Common diseases and illnesses: an introduction
  • The human body: basic body parts and systems
  • Descriptives for the client: level and location of the pain, chief complaints, etc.

Recorded course materials will be released every Monday, and will follow with a live interactive 90 minute practice session each week to review vocabulary, pronunciation, and includes class exercises to hone student understanding of Spanish language in a clinical environment.

Clinical Spanish is followed by an intermediate and advanced clinical module for each of the pathophysiology modules, one body system at a time.  Each intermediate & advanced module will go into depth on critical material surrounding each body system, and will include the clinician’s cultural awareness guide when talking with children, elders about culturally sensitive issues, a materia medica in Spanish, anatomy and physiology, vocabulary specific to body system pathologies and weekly live practice sessions.

A passing grade of 70% in Clinical Spanish 1-Basic is necessary before beginning the intermediate and advanced modules for each body system.


Michael Blair


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