Spanish for Health Care Professionals ISPA 109
Prerequisite: READING LEVEL 3 and WRITING LEVEL 3 and SPA 112 with a minimum grade of C; or a minimum of two years of High School Spanish; or a minimum of two semesters of college-level Spanish; or permission of instructor. Introduces basic conversational Spanish for health care personnel. Practices basic conversational skills and vocabulary appropriate to various job-related situations. Practices correct pronunciation patterns by means of oral-aural practice, small group interaction, and role-playing situations. Introduces certain aspects of Hispanic culture. Requires supplemental (outside of class) listening, reading, speaking, and written work using ancillary materials and the textbook's Internet site. (30-0)
Outcomes and Objectives
Demonstrate expressive and receptive skills appropriate to novice level conversational Spanish.
- Use the present tense of regular and some irregular verbs in formulaic conversations about topics covered in the text.
- Ask and answer simple, formulaic questions to gather information from patients or clients.
- Use commands and polite requests to elicit actions from patients or clients.
- Conduct a simplified admissions interview.
- Explain various common medical procedures to patients or clients.
- Develop strategies for understanding native speakers of Spanish.
- Recall and use vocabulary that will permit the receptive and expressive skills mentioned above.
Compare and contrast differences between one's own culture and Hispanic cultures in a sensitive and informed manner.
- Use formal and informal register appropriately for the elementary/novice level.
- Identify several Spanish speaking countries and regions as well as several Spanish speaking populations in the United States.
- Describe the connections between Spanish language and Hispanic culture in the classroom and the surrounding community.
- Examine and explain one's attitudes about Hispanic culture.
- Develop the ability to make sensitive cultural comparisons, in particular as related to health care issues.