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Spanish for Medical Professionals   

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 health care.

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

Required Textbook (available from Amazon)

McGraw-Hill Education Complete Medical Spanish: Practical Medical Spanish for Quick and Confident Communication, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 978-0071841887.  The eBook version is available at


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

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
  • Describe feelings, pain or ailment
  • Verb to be:  Estar
  • Location, position and state of being
  • Ask 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" and "Where" questions

Medical Vocabulary and Power Verbs

  • Family members
  • Illnesses, types of food, utensils and 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 
  • Taking vital signs
  • More present progressive
  • Review imperative mood or command
  • Past tense and regular verbs
  • Physical and neurological exams
  • Giving instructions and directions
  • Tests including:  blood, urine, sputum, skin
  • X-rays, results and diagnosis



  • 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 Learning Resources Network, Inc. and will list Green River College as its partner organization.


Once the program has started, please direct all questions to

An invitation into the online classroom will be emailed to you the Wednesday before the class begins. The subject of the email invitation will be "Lern – Classroom Invitation". Please click to accept the invitation, and from there you will create a password and will be able to access the classroom. If you haven't received an invitation by the Thursday before the course begins, please forward your confirmation email to, and a staff member will resend your invitation.

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:

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.

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

Completion Timeline

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

Spanish for Medical Professionals

  • Item #: 13385
    Date: 6/3/2024 - 7/26/2024
    Fee: $290.00
    Location: Online

Please note: The email address provided during the registration process will be utilized to send instructions for accessing the course.


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