Do you feel like you have a pretty good sense of intro Spanish, but are ready to take it to the next level? This course picks up where the first course, Spanish for Medical Professionals, left off. If you didn't take the first course, no problem! This course is also for healthcare providers who already have a pretty good sense of Spanish, but just need more medical vocabulary to sharpen their skills.
You'll review the basic body parts and organs and also explore vocabulary and phrases related to insurance and expressions for patient assessments, exams, and communicating pain. You'll learn terminology found in tons of specialties, including pediatrics, geriatrics, mental health, OB/GYN, radiology, orthopedics, cardiovascular, oncology, physical and occupational therapies, dermatology, dentistry, and ophthalmology. The course will even talk about terms related to diet and discharge. It's a great Spanish foundation for healthcare workers!
Tara Bradley Williams has authored several Spanish textbooks and occupational Spanish reference guides, including the "¡A Conversar!" and "¡A Trabajar!" series. She taught Spanish and English as a Second Language at the high school and community college levels for over 10 years. She has also operated a Spanish language school and served as a medical interpreter. Tara has BA degrees in Spanish and Sociology from St. Norbert College and an MA in Higher Education and Adult Studies from the University of Denver. She has studied Spanish at the Universidad de Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain and has lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Latin America.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
¡Bienvenidos! (Welcome!) Today, you'll get a chance to brush up on your basic Spanish. First, we'll review friendly greetings you can use to put patients at ease. Then we'll delve into articles (those little words you use to say the, a, an, or some) and check out Spanish pronouns. And finally, we'll explore el cuerpo (the body) from head to toe.
The first stop for most of our patients is at the reception desk—so that's where we'll start today's journey as well. After a quick refresher on present-tense verbs, you'll learn handy words and phrases for asking patients how you can help them. Next, you'll dive into common questions on the forms that patients fill out in the waiting room. And finally, we'll tackle insurance forms en español.
In today's lesson, we'll be visiting the nurses on the floors at our virtual hospital. First, you'll find out how your Spanish-speaking patients use the verb tener to talk about their needs and feelings. After that, we'll talk about reflexive verbs—some handy words to know when you're helping patients with daily living activities. And finally, we'll explore vocabulary words you can use to assess and help patients.
In this lesson, we'll start by translating two medical acronyms for assessing patients—SAMPLE and OPQRST—into español. Then we'll tackle irregular verbs and conjugate both stem-changers and go verbs. And after that, we'll head back to the nurses on the floors, where we'll talk about ways to assess patients' pain and examine more vocabulary for discussing medical conditions.
In this lesson, we'll focus on your youngest patients—and on the oldest as well. That's because we'll delve into vocabulary you can use in pediatric and geriatric settings. In addition, you'll learn how to use the "command" form of verbs, which will really beef up your ability to give your patients instructions. And as a bonus, I'll share some interesting cultural tidbits that will help you understand your Spanish-speaking patients better.
Patients experience lots of different emotions, and today you'll learn words for talking about these feelings. In addition, you'll master new vocabulary for discussing mental health problems and tackle a couple of new verb tenses you can use to talk about the past.
It's one of the most puzzling questions when you're learning Spanish: When should you use the verb ser, and when should you choose estar instead? Today, we'll clear up that mystery—and we'll also take a peek at the oh-so-easy present progressive verb tense. Then you'll learn basic gynecological terms and master vocabulary related to prenatal care, birth, postpartum care, and breastfeeding.
To find out what's going on with our patients, we often need to take a peek inside them with the help of X-rays, MRIs, and other tests—and today, we'll explore how to talk about these tests in Spanish. In addition, we're going to dip a toe into the field of orthopedics and discuss basic vocabulary you can use in this specialty. And for our daily dose of grammar, we'll investigate more ways to describe time, especially when it comes to finding out how long ago something happened. ¡Vamos!
In English, we frequently say things like "I just ate" or "he just left"—and today, you'll learn how to translate that handy word just into Spanish. In addition, you'll master vocabulary related to the circulatory and respiratory system and find out how to talk with Spanish-speaking patients who are diagnosed with cancer.
We all have lots of things we need to do—and today, you'll learn how to say "I need to . . . " or "it is necessary to" by using the expressions tener que and hay que. In addition, you'll master vocabulary related to physical and occupational therapy, as well as words for talking about foods and diet.
In this lesson, we'll have some fun looking at false cognates—words that look much the same in inglés and español, but actually have different meanings. After that, we'll delve into words you can use to compare things or conditions in Spanish. And finally, we'll investigate vocabulary you can use in the dentist's or the eye doctor's office.
In your final lesson, you'll discover how to give advice using the word debería and master vocabulary for talking about medication dosages and discharge procedures. After that, we'll explore words and phrases you can use to counsel patients about preventive care.