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SPAN 100. Spanish for Health Care Professionals

Credits: 3
Department: Languages and Cultures
Description: Basic Spanish for work in the field of medicine and health care. Conversational and written skills to deal with medical situations. Cultural aspects of medicine in different Spanish-speaking countries. May include a community-based service learning project. Previous experience with Spanish recommended but not required.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Use and understand Spanish vocabulary and expressions related to basic health care occupations.
2. Use basic Spanish to communicate effectively with patients.
3. Recognize cultural expressions and communicate respect for cultural differences.
4. Assist Spanish-speaking people in a health care environment.
5. Identify diverse segments of Spanish-speaking populations.
6. Recognize cultural norms that affect the doctor-patient relationship.

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