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This highly interactive course introduces healthcare workers to the elementary components of the Spanish language as well as the Hispanic culture. It is primarily geared to prepare those working in the medical field to better care for their Hispanic patients by teaching them basic communication skills in the target language and highlighting significant cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking community. Students will learn basic Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and idioms within the context of medicine and wellness while also developing intercultural competence which will both afford the healthcare worker important insights and tools on how to care for their Spanish-speaking clients proficiently and appropriately. A certificate of completion is provided to completers and 24 Gardner-Webb continuing education units (CEUs) are earned.

  • Learning Objective 1: Understand basic cultural concepts of Spanish-speaking countries 
  • Learning Objective 2: Understand and apply basic Spanish structures with an emphasis on medicine and its terminology 
  • Learning Objective 3: Maintain simple conversations in Spanish in a routine medical appointment setting 
  • Learning Objective 4: Communicate appropriately in a cross-cultural approach with patients from Spanish-speaking countries 

Course Structure

Instructor: Eloísa S. Puello Cabeza

Eight Saturdays from May 4, 2024, through June 22, 2024

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.


24 CEUs


Module 1. Medical Spanish Foundation

Module 2. The Human Body

Module 3. Symptoms and Diseases

Module 4. Common Diagnostic Tests and Treatments

Module 5. Emergency Response

Module 6. Maternity and Pediatrics

Module 7. Patients’ Profiles

Module 8. Ethics and Deontology

Plan ahead for fall: 9/7/24-10/26/24

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Would you recommend PACE Medical Spanish?

Percentage of students said yes!

Alba and Cristina did a fantastic job! The presentations were so creative, colorful and interactive. Practice and games helped me learn better"
A great balance of learning and applying, with games to make it fun and interactive
Covered all topics of nursing.