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Health Care Spanish I
Course: SPA117

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S


Description: Basic conversational Spanish for health care workers or students. Emphasis on basic sentence structure, pronunciation and vocabulary used in health care settings.



MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Recite Spanish words, using standard sound patterns and intonation. (I)
2. State Spanish greetings, introductions and farewells to clients. (II)
3. Use Spanish vocabulary in describing parts of the body. (III)
4. Describe dates, times, and setting appointments in Spanish. (IV)
5. Explain and direct patients through routine medical procedures. (V)
6. Use Spanish vocabulary to converse with or about family members. (VI)
7. Use basic Spanish questions in medical settings and situations. (VII)
8. Use Spanish vocabulary related to patient feeding, diet, and care. (VIII)
9. Use Spanish vocabulary in describing specific types of medications and their use. (IX)
10. Describe medical conditions and their symptoms in Spanish. (X)
11. Describe similarities and differences between Hispanic and Anglo health care cultures. (XI)
 
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Spanish pronunciation
   A. Pronunciation of Spanish sounds
   B. Stress patterns
   C. Intonation
II. Greetings, introductions, farewells
   A. Greetings and farewells
   B. Names and titles
   C. Courtesies and etiquette
III. Parts of the body
   A. External
   B. Internal
IV. Dates and appointments
   A. Numbers
   B. Days of the week
   C. Months of the year and dates
   D. Telling time
   E. Phone numbers
V. Commands and directions
   A. Command forms
   B. Directions for routine procedures
VI. Family members
   A. Immediate family
   B. Extended family
VII. Common medical questions
   A. Personal information
   B. Medical history
   C. Diagnostic questions
VIII. Patient feeding and comfort
   A. Names of foods
   B. Special dietary instructions
   C. Patient needs and comforts
IX. Medications
   A. Common medications
   B. Instructions
X. Medical conditions
   A. Common illnesses and diseases
   B. Symptoms
   C. Injuries and accidents
XI. Cultures
   A. Medical systems and care
   B. Alternative health care systems
   C. Importance of the family and its role in health care
   D. Beliefs about foods
   E. Pharmacy in Spanish-speaking countries
   F. Other differences and similarities
   C. More verbs: irregular, stem-changing and reflexive
XI. Hispanic cultures
   A. Medical systems and care
   B. Alternative health care systems
   C. Importance of the family and its role in health care
   D. Beliefs about foods
   E. Pharmacy in Spanish-speaking countries
   F. Other differences and similarities
 
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 13, 2022

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