Medical Spanish

Class designed for students from beginner level 2 (and up), for whom success in the field is vitally important, this class prepares students to use “real-life language” on the job. A focus on practical language learned in context makes Spanish accessible for the health professional.

Course contents

  • Giving personal information and writing a clinical record.
  • Having a conversation in the doctor’s office.
  • Describing symptoms.
  • Vocabulary: parts of the body, organs, verbs to express medical conditions.
  • Speaking about diseases and their treatments.
  • Medical emergencies.
  • Food and nutrition.
  • Pregnancy and pediatrics.
  • Other health problems: drugs and psychiatry.
  • At the hospital: surgeries and medical studies.
  • Going to the pharmacy.
  • Other medical treatments: dentist, optometrist, physiotherapy.
  • Cultural approach: respect and trust in the Hispanic culture, medicine of native cultures, sexual health, the doctor-patient relationship.