May 26, 2024  
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SPAN 312 - Medical Spanish


Two semester course designed to equip those in medical professions with basic functional and work related communication skills in Spanish. There is an increased focus on consecutive and simultaneous interpretation and sight translation that builds from the initial practice in the first course of the series. Classroom instruction includes dialogues and vocabulary from everyday situations that medical students, pre-professionals, and professionals may encounter at work settings such as hospitals, emergency rooms, doctors’ offices, and clinics when dealing with Spanish-speaking patients and personnel in the United States. Resources from the National Center for Interpretation, Translation, Research, and Policy are continually integrated into the course as well as practice in simulated interpreting settings with university medical students in patient/physician simulation activities. SPAN 311  topics of focus include; anatomy, childbirth, radiology, cancer and sexually transmitted diseases SPAN 312 topics include; midwives, clinical settings, drug addiction, child safety, and cardiology. Service learning opportunities are introduced and encouraged for both semesters. Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201