Spanish for Health Care

Hours: 16 / Access Length: 6 Months / Delivery: Online, Mentor Supported
Retail Price: $165.00

Course Overview:

Interacting with Spanish-speaking patients may arise frequently in a health care position. In a medical career, lacking basic knowledge of the Spanish Language can be inefficient and dangerous. Saving someone’s life is difficult if you don’t understand what they are saying. Taking this course will boost your professional communication skills in the workplace, as well as make you more comfortable and productive.

Spanish for Health Care is a self-paced, online occupational Spanish conversation course that seeks to bridge the communication gap between English-speaking health care professionals and Spanish-speaking patients.

Students will build their workplace Spanish vocabulary and conversation skills while learning with pictures, native-pronunciations, readings, and quizzes, as well as cultural tidbits along the way. 

Course Mentor:

Tara Bradley Williams, co-Founder of Pronto Spanish, is the instructional designer for all of Pronto Spanish courses and materials.  Tara has over 25 years of Spanish and ELL (English Language Language) teaching experience at the high school, community college, and corporate training levels.  Tara has a BA degree in Spanish and Sociology from St. Norbert College and a MA in Adult Education from the University of Denver. She has studied Spanish at the Universidad de Ortega y Gasset in Toledo, Spain and has lived and traveled extensively in Spain and Latin America. 

Course Outline:

Spanish Fundamentals:
  • Introduction
  • Greetings
  • More Greetings
  • More Conversational Phrases
  • Survival Words
  • Numbers 0-9
  • Numbers 10-1000
  • Colors
  • Directions
  • Places
  • Questions
  • Time
  • Months & Seasons
  • Days of the Week and Date
  • Family
  • Personal Characteristics
  • Likes and Dislikes
Spanish for Health Care:
  • Introduction
  • Job Titles and People
  • Medical History
  • Specific Questions
  • Examination
  • Emergencies & Common Injuries
  • Actions and Commands
  • Pain
  • Parts of the Body
  • Internal Organs
  • Care
  • Prescriptions
  • Discharge

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.