Why should you care about learning medical Spanish?
Let's review! Basic terms
InterpretationConverting a spoken message from one language to another
TranslationConverting a written language in one language to a written format in another language
Understanding the difference between Medical and Conversational Spanish!
Spanish is a rich and vast language, therefore like any language student, you need to continue learning and practicing daily.
The concept of learning a new language is gaining popularity from social to medical and legal purposes. The main reason is that there have been federal and state laws put in place to satisfy the increase in the diversity and fair treatment of minorities.
In this course, we will be focusing more in Medical Spanish (medical vocabulary and some terminology) vs. Conversational. Isn't the same thing?
You know the answer to this question…think about it for a minute.
Conversational Spanish is the first lesson you get in your language class such as how's the weather, compliments, and small talk.
The answer is not as straightforward as you might imagine. It involves taking the patient’s story and then considering different possibilities of how to treat their problem. However, there are facts that you need to consider like their culture, their region and ask questions in a way so that you have the patient trust and you establish that rapport with them.
The goal of this course is: "Students can learn and apply what they learn with confidence and build up a vocabulary to reach their goal of language proficiency".
- understand which steps to take when learning a new language
- evaluate the level of knowledge (beginner, intermediate or advance) of medical Spanish
- Learn and use the resources and tools to improve vocabulary
- Identify and learn basic anatomy and medical terminology