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Conversational Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

Conversational Spanish Courses for Healthcare Professionals

Overview

Current courses are offered as hybrid, flipped classroom experiences where you can learn the material at your own pace, and then come to class for practice and individualized feedback. Each section is six weeks long, with 1.5 hours of face-to-face classroom time per week. Class sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention. Cultural sensitivity is woven throughout the courses.  

Upcoming Courses 

  • Conversational Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Level 1 (September 15, 2015 - October 20, 2015)

    You know Spanish speaking patients are everywhere, and you want to be able to communicate, but you think you don't have the time to learn?  You understand how important a role culture plays and wish you had a fun and interactive way to increase your knowledge?  Then these are the classes for you!  These courses are for learners who have no (or very little) background in Spanish language and begin at the very beginning.  We build general language and vocabulary at the same time as medical terminology.  

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    Course Syllabus

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    Lesson Vocabulary Grammar Culture

    Lesson 1
    Introducción

     

    Introductions/Leavetakings

     
    Alphabet
    Concordance and Word Order
    Cognates
    Names

     
    Lesson 2
    Los números
     

    Number
    Dates
    Vital Signs

     

    Grammar Overview
    SER/ESTAR
    Pronouns
    Time
    Phone numbers

     
    Lesson 3
    La información biográfica

    Biographic Information
    Family

    Regular Verbs Family
    Lesson 4
    El cuerpo humano
    Body Parts/Systems
     

    TENER
    IR
    Pain Scale
     

    Lesson 5
    Los síntomas

    Symptoms Irregular Verbs Remedios Caseros
    Lesson 6
    La historia médica

     
    Vaccines
    Allergies
    Medications
     
    Soft Commands
     
    Confianza
    Objectives

    1.1 Use simple phrasing to obtain health history and assessment information.

    1.2 Use simple phrasing to give patients information about their condition(s).

    1.3 Use basic conversational Spanish for treatment and patient education.

    2.1 Acknowledge and identify basic cultural influences when talking to or treating patients.

    2.2 Acknowledge and identify basic cultural influences when communicating with family members.

    2.3 Identify cultural, legal and ethical responsibilities when communicating with patients and their families.

    3.1 Acquire basic Spanish language grammar structures.

    3.2 Acquire basic Spanish and medical vocabulary.

    3.3 Develop effective coping strategies to use in situations where appropriate vocabulary may not be available.

  • Conversational Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Level 2 (October 19, 2015 - November 23, 2015)

    Do you speak Spanish ‘un poco’?  Did you take a few semesters way back in high school or your undergraduate program?  Do you want to help your Latino patients and promote more positive patient outcomes just by being able to communicate with them?  Then this is the place to start!  This course is designed to re-awaken previous language study and provide a forum for development of both additional vocabulary, and basic language and grammar concepts, in addition to specific medical terminology.  The class also explores cultural competence as it relates to both the Latino population and other cultures.

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    Course Syllabus

    Lesson Vocabulary Grammar Culture

    Lesson 1
    Para comenzar

     

    Introductions/Leavetakings
    Numbers
    Dates
     
    Alphabet
    Concordance and Word Order
    Cognates
    Names
    Dates
     
    Lesson 2
    Una visita al médico
     
    Vital Signs
    Adjectives/Colors
    Basic Biographic Information
    Grammar Overview
    SER/ESTAR
    Pronouns
    Time

     
    Lesson 3
    El cuerpo humano
    Body Parts/Systems
    Basic Symptoms
    Regular Verbs
    TENER
    TENER Idioms
    Pain Scale
     
    Lesson 4
    Las dolencias

     
    Flu/Cold
    Vaccines
    Allergies
     
    IR
    Near Future
    Present Progressive
     
    Remedios Caseros

     
    Lesson 5
    Las enfermedades graves

     

    Diabetes
    HIV
    Cancer
    Cardiac Conditions
    Family

    Irregular Verbs
    Possession
    Present Perfect

     
    Family



     
    Lesson 6
    Emergencia
    Emergency Vocabulary Soft Commands Confianza

    Objectives

    1.1 Use basic conversational Spanish to obtain health history and assessment information.

    1.2 Use basic conversational Spanish to give patients information about their condition(s).

    1.3 Use basic conversational Spanish for treatment and patient education.

    2.1 Apply cultural influences when talking to, or treating patients.

    2.2 Apply cultural influences when communicating with family members.

    3.1 Review basic Spanish language grammar structures.

    3.2 Review basic Spanish vocabulary.

    3.3 Develop effective coping strategies for situations where appropriate vocabulary may not be available.

  • Conversational Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Level 3 (October 20, 2015 - November 24, 2015)

    ¿Hablas español?  Do you wish there was a place that you could speak Spanish comfortably while learning meaningful and applicable medical terminology?  Would you like to learn more about the variety of cultural influences on Latino patients’ healthcare behaviors and decision-making?  Then this is the class for you!  This course is a workshop format designed to provide you with weekly practice in speaking and conversing while supplying a review and explanation of both simple and complex Spanish grammar and general vocabulary.  This course also includes an opportunity to shadow Medical Interpreters as they work directly with patients.

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    Course Syllabus

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    Lesson Vocabulary Grammar Culture

    Lesson 1
    La entrevista inicial

     

    Introductions/Leavetakings
    Numbers
    Dates
     
    Alphabet
    Concordance and Word Order
    Cognates
    Names
    Dates
     
    Lesson 2
    El cuerpo humano
    Body Parts/Systems
    Basic Symptoms
    Regular Verbs
    TENER
    TENER Idioms
    Pain Scale
     
    Lesson 3
    La historia médica

     

    Vaccines
    Allergies
    Childhood/Adult Illness

    Perfect Tenses Remedios Caseros
    Lesson 4
    En el hospital
    Hospital Services
    Specialists
    Object Pronouns Gender Roles
    Lesson 5
    La diabetes y la hypertension
    Diabetes
    Cardiac Conditions
    Imperative Family
    Lesson 6
    Emergencia
    Emergency Vocabulary Subjunctive Confianza

    Objectives

    1.1  Use fluent and grammatically appropriate Spanish to attain health history and assessment information.

    1.2  Use fluent and grammatically appropriate Spanish to give patients information about their condition(s).

    1.3  Use fluent and grammatically appropriate Spanish for treatment and patient education.

    2.1  Exhibit appropriate cultural competence when talking to or treating patients.

    2.2  Exhibit appropriate cultural competence when communicating with family members.

    2.3  Identify cultural, legal and ethical responsibilities when communicating with patients and their families.

    3.1  Review Intermediate and Advanced Spanish language grammar structures.

    3.2  Review Spanish vocabulary and acquire additional medical terminology as well as everyday verbiage and colloquialisms.

    3.3  Develop and consistently implement effective coping strategies to use in situations where appropriate vocabulary may not be available.

  • Credit Hours

    Each course is offered as a 16 contact hour Educational Activity co-provided by The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

    The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    The Institute for Johns Hopkins Nursing and the American Nurses Credentialing Center do not endorse the use of any commercial products discussed or displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.

Registration

Learn Spanish for the healthcare setting today!

Register for Level 1 by September 1

Register for Level 2 by October 9

Register for Level 3 by October 10

Private Courses

Interested in holding a course at your location for a group?

Contact learn@jhu.edu.

Location

JHU School of Nursing
525 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21205

Dates

Level 1
Sept. 15 - Oct. 20

Level 2
Oct. 19 - Nov. 23

Level 3
Oct. 20 - Nov. 24

Courses held 1:30 - 3 pm or 5:30 - 7 pm

Contact Information

Professional Programs
learn@jhu.edu

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Tuition

$450

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