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Health Care Spanish I: Intermediate
Course: SPA117AB

First Term: 2023 Fall
Lecture   1.0 Credit(s)   1.0 Period(s)   1.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Part two of basic Spanish communication for health care personnel or students. Emphasis on pronunciation and vocabulary needed in health care settings, including medications and their use.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Recite Spanish words, using standard stress patterns and intonation. (I)
2. Use Spanish vocabulary in describing parts of the body. (II)
3. Explain and direct patients through routine medical procedures. (III)
4. Use Spanish vocabulary to converse with or about family members. (IV)
5. Use basic Spanish questions in medical settings and situations. (V)
6. Use Spanish vocabulary in describing types of medications and their use. (VI)
7. Describe similarities and differences between Hispanic and Anglo health care cultures. (VII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Spanish pronunciation
   A. Pronunciation of Spanish sounds
   B. Stress patterns
   C. Intonation
II. Internal parts of the body
III. Commands and directions
   A. Command forms
   B. Directions for routine procedures
IV. Family members
   A. Immediate family
   B. Extended family
V. Common questions
   A. Personal information
   B. Diagnostic questions
VI. Medications
   A. Common medications
   B. Instructions
VII. Cultures
   A. Alternative health care systems
   B. Importance of the family and its role in health care
   C. Pharmacy in Spanish-speaking countries
   D. Other differences and similarities
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 13, 2022

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