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Center for Professional and Continuing Education
800.959.5376 or 209.946.2424
Office Location: 1776 W. March Lane Ste. 290, Stockton, CA 95207
Mailing Address: 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211
cpce@pacific.edu

Spanish for Medical Professionals

Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, 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.

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.

Unit 1
Introduction to Vocabulary
-Colors, nationalities, professions
-Alphabet
-Vowels and Consonants
-Months and Days of the Week
-Numbers 1 - 31
-The verb to be, 'ser'

Unit 2
The verb to have
-Describe possessions
-Describing feelings, pain or ailment
-Verb to be: Estar
-Location, position, and state of being
-Asking questions such as who, what, where, when and how


Unit 3
Vocabulary: Parts of the body
-Foods
-Adjectives and Adverbs
-Idiomatic Expressions
-Conjugating regular "AR" "ER" and "IR" verbs
-Asking and answering, "Who" - "What" - "Where" questions

Unit 4
Medical Terminology
-Parts of the body
-Symptoms and injuries
-Medical emergencies
-First aid
-Medications
-Common Illnesses

Required Book:
Students will purchase (on their own) McGraw Hill's Complete Medical Spanish. The eBook version is available at Barnesandnoble.com. Students can download a free Nook app to their PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad for $9.91. You can, instead, purchase the paperback book version if you wish, available from numerous sources including Amazon.

Course Dates:
March 3-28,
May 5-30,
July 7-Aug. 1

$145 (course fee does not include text book)

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