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Spanish for Medical Professionals   NEW!

Are you frustrated by the communication gaps that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? This course, designed specifically for healthcare professionals, will help you bridge that gap. Learn the alphabet, months and days of the week, body part vocabulary, medical terminology and power verbs. Gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask questions crucial to quality healthcare. See website for required textbook.

Spanish for Medical Professionals is offered through our partner, Learning Resources Network, Inc. (aka UGotClass).

Required Textbook

McGraw-Hill Education Complete Medical Spanish: Practical Medical Spanish for Quick and Confident Communication 3rd Edition, ISBN: 978-0071841887. The eBook version is available through barnesandnoble.com. You can download the free NOOK app to your PC, Mac, iPhone or iPad, or you can purchase a paperback version from various retailers, including Amazon.

Course Outline

Introduction to Vocabulary

  • Colors, nationalities, professions
  • Alphabet
  • Vowels and consonants
  • Months and days of the week
  • Numbers 1 - 31
  • The verb to be, ‘ser’

The verb to have

  • Describe possessions
  • Describing feelings, pain or ailment
  • Verb to be: Estar
  • Location, position, and state of being
  • Asking questions such as who, what, where, when and how

    • Vocabulary: Parts of the body

      • Foods
      • Adjectives and Adverbs
      • Idiomatic Expressions
      • Conjugating regular “AR” “ER” and “IR” verbs
      • Asking and answering, “Who” - “What” - “Where” questions

      Medical Terminology

      • Parts of the body
      • Symptoms and injuries
      • Medical emergencies
      • First aid
      • Medications
      • Common Illnesses

      Medical Vocabulary and Power Verbs

      • Family members
      • Illnesses, types of food, utensils, diet
      • Review numbers 30 -100
      • Review days of the week
      • Key power verbs
      • Present perfect tense
      • Present progressive tense

      Direct Objects

      • Personal “A”
      • More irregular verbs
      • More stem-changing verbs
      • Imperative Tense

      Grammar and Tenses

      • Near future
      • Reflexive tense
      • Possessive adjectives
      • Beware of direct translation

      Medical terms review

      • Parts of the body and taking vital signs
      • More present progressive
      • Review imperative mood or command
      • The past tense, regular verbs
      • Physical exam, neurological exam, giving instructions and directions
      • Tests- blood, urine, sputum, skin, x-rays, results and diagnosis


      After you register, you will receive an email from UGotClass with a web address to access your online classroom. Utilize the password you are given, and your email address, to gain access. If you haven't received an invitation by the Thursday before the course begins, please email info@ugotclass.org, and they will forward a copy of the invitation to you.

      Once inside the online classroom, here's what you can expect.

      Participate When You Want

      The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

      What You Will Do

      Each course is composed of several units. For each unit, you will:

      • Access the online readings
      • Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view the slides
      • Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
      • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

      The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self-quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


      The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time, day or night. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.


      1. Make at least one comment every week in the discussion.

      • The comment should show thought and be more substantive than just “Yes, I agree.” There is no length required for comments.
      • Replies to other comments and responses to other participants count as comments (in most cases your instructor values replies and responses as comments).
      • Questions and online discussion facilitative comments also count as long as there is some thought to them.

      2. Take the self-quiz at the end of every unit.

      • You must score 80% or higher.
      • You may retake any self-quiz as often as you need to get to the 80% score.

      Completion Timeline

      • The requirements should be completed by the last day of the course.
      • Individual instructors may extend the deadline upon request.
      • If, for any reason, you are not able to complete the requirements during the course, UGotClass will provide you with their Course Transfer Option. The course Transfer Option allows you to retake any or all of the same UGotClass online course at a future offering within the next 12 months at no extra cost.


        A pdf Certificate of Completion is issued by UGotClass at the end of the program.


        Once the program has started, please direct all questions to info@ugotclass.org.


Spanish for Medical Professionals
ID: Y415 4/2/2018 - 5/25/2018
Fee: $290.00 Instructor: Online Course