SPAN 108 Spanish for Health Care Providers • 5 Cr.


Provides students with specialized medical vocabulary needed to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients in a variety of health care situations. Culture is an important component of the course. This is not a certified interpreting course. Recommended: Prior exposure to Spanish.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Take a basic medical history in Spanish.
  • Explain medical treatment to the patient in simple terms
  • Establish communication with family members
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in Spanish using simple and practical vocabulary as well as meaningful medical terminology
  • Demonstrate understanding and appreciation of cultural differences in the health perceptions of Spanish-speaking patients.