To help you overcome language barriers you may face, Kaplan College offers the Spanish for Health Care Workers certificate course. This medical Spanish course is designed to help you better understand Spanish-speaking patients. The ability to clearly communicate with patients is an important part of the job for working health care professionals.
The course is intended to introduce you to the practical language skills used in clinical settings and help you learn enough Spanish to interact with Spanish-speaking patients. This includes an emphasis on the common medical vocabulary that health care workers may encounter in the workplace.
Additional focus areas include how to do the following:
- Recognize cultural differences among Spanish-speaking groups and the common health remedies practiced by each group
- Question patients and obtain yes or no responses about patient status or complaints
- Inform or instruct patients using professional vocabulary
- Use Spanish-English dictionaries and resources
Both current health care professionals and students wishing to expand their skill set before entering the field are encouraged to take this course.
Spanish for Health Care Workers is graded on a pass/fail basis. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded a certificate of completion.
Note: This is a non-credit-bearing course. Students must not assume that this course will be accepted for transfer credit at another institution. This course does not qualify for Title IV federal financial aid funds. The institution does not offer job placement assistance for short courses, finding a job is the individual responsibility of the student.