Medical Spanish for Health Science Students – Deadline to apply Sept. 4, 2020

Improve your Spanish skills, learn and practice cultural sensitive medical terminology and vocabulary. Earn one credit and gain valuable language skills from Araceli Alonso, RN, PhD, associate faculty member in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the School of Medicine and Public Health.

This course will be taught primarily online during the fall semester of 2020, with the possibility for limited in-person meetings if COVID-19 conditions permit.

Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Deadline for applications is Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, by midnight. Students will be notified of acceptance by Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. Students should not register for the course prior to notification of acceptance. Students currently enrolled in health professions programs are given priority for acceptance into the course.

Two sections of the course will be taught fall semester 2020 on the same evening (note time differences below). The Intermediate Section is designed for students who have solid Spanish speaking ability (are able to communicate in a number of interactive social and task-oriented encounters) and good oral comprehension skills. The Advanced Section is designed for students who are near or completely fluent in speaking and comprehension and can effectively initiate and sustain a wide variety of conversations with finesse. Students should indicate on the application which section they prefer for placement consideration.

Minimum of intermediate level Spanish speaking skills are required for the course. Course enrollment is limited. A completed online application is required for admission. Students are required to attend eight of 10 sessions to receive credit.

For more information on the course, visit SMPH’s webpage!

This post was authored by Morgan Lewis on 08/14/2020.