If you work in a health care setting in Florida, you recognize the value of knowing some basic Spanish. Each day health care professionals are faced with communication impediments that result from language barriers. It's not only frustrating to miscommunicate, but it can also be dangerous to patients.
Gulfcoast South AHEC's Medical Spanish course is designed for both non-Spanish speakers and limited-Spanish speakers. This thirty (30) hour course introduces conversational activities that assist in communicating with Spanish speaking patients in a health care setting. Each course must have a minimum of ten (10), but no more than twenty-five participants. This helps ensure a quality educational experience.
Gulfcoast South AHEC offers this training course in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties ONLY.
You will Learn
Gulfcoast South AHEC is committed to meeting the needs of health care professionals, therefore, we try to offer this Medical Spanish course at the convenience of participants and at a minimum cost. The course is thirty (30) hours and can be implemented at your work site or at a convenient community location in our service area.
The course fee is $150 per participant which includes instruction and all educational materials. Upon completing the course, all participants receive a certificate and nurses will receive continuing education credits.
Our Medical Spanish course is offered as requested, so please click here to see if a course is currently scheduled or contact us to inquire about scheduling a course at your work site.
When/where is the Medical Spanish course offered?
The Medical Spanish course is offered in Charlotte, DeSoto, Manatee and Sarasota counties. In order for a course to be held, a minimum of ten (10) participants must register.
How long is the course?
The Medical Spanish course is designed as a 30-hour program. Classes are scheduled to meet the needs of the students and availability of the instructor. The classes can be 10 three-hour sessions, over a period of five to six weeks, meeting twice/week; or four-hour sessions, once/week for a period of eight weeks; or over two consecutive weekends (Friday (6:00-9:00 PM), Saturday and Sunday (9:00 AM-3:30 PM)) for the immersion version.
Do I get CEUs?
CEUs are offered at no additional cost only to Florida licensed nurses if they complete at least 15 hours of the course, and only for the number of hours that they attend.
What if I have never taken Spanish?
The course is an introductory course designed to improve communication skills with Spanish speaking patients. Emphasis is placed on pronunciation so that what the student learns is understood by Spanish speakers. Previous training in Spanish is helpful but not required.
What is included in the Medical Spanish course?
The course begins by introducing the alphabet, vowels and “sounds” of the Spanish language. Numbers and their application in the health care setting are covered (weight, height, degrees, blood pressure measures, doses, etc.). Common greetings, time, dates and vocabulary pertinent to the healthcare setting are introduced and practiced. Body parts, diseases, symptoms and commands in the healthcare setting are reviewed. At least 10-12 basic verbs are introduced, conjugated, and practiced.
How do I register for the Medical Spanish Course?
Potential students are encouraged to register online or by calling GSAHEC’s office at (941) 361-6602. If you have a group of at least 10 students a course may be scheduled just for you!
"The Medical Spanish Course really helped to make the language more user-friendly; it helped me lose my fear."
"What a great asset for my job!"
"Informative class; enthusiastic teacher."
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