Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Spanish for Health Care Professionals I

 Title Abbreviation:   SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE

 Department:    SPAN

 Course #:    111

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    169998

 EPC:    326

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

A brief course in spoken Spanish for health care professionals. The primary emphasis will be on speaking and listening skills. Students will learn to converse and ask questions related to health care in the simple present tense and in the near future. They will also become acquainted with customs and cultural issues related to the Hispanic population and health care.


Prerequisite: None.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Read basic Spanish with comprehensive pronunciation
  2. Understand spoken Spanish in situations they would encounter in health care field
  3. Understand basic medical terminology in Spanish
  4. Interview clients in Spanish

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Useful words and phrases, including basic anatomy, health care terms
  2. Appropriate reading and pronunciation in Spanish
  3. Customs and cultural issues related to the Hispanic population and health care
  4. Asking basic questions in the present tense and the near future, including assessing pain management
  5. Communication in emergency situations