You will practice practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare.
In the first four weeks you will learn the basics to communicate to your patients in the present tense. In the second four weeks you will expand your vocabulary and learn to communicate using the past, future and imperative tenses. You will also increase your medical vocabulary and practice interviewing patients, taking health history, diagnosing, giving instructions, and prescribing medication.
Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients.