Medical Spanish

Medical Spanish For Health Science Students (MEDICAL SCIENCES 622-735)

Improve your Spanish skills, learn and practice culturally sensitive medical terminology and vocabulary. Earn one credit and gain valuable language skills from Araceli Alonso, RN, PhD, associate faculty member in the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the School of Medicine and Public Health.

Two sections of the course are taught each fall semester on the same evening over 10 weeks. The Intermediate Section is designed for students who have solid Spanish speaking ability (are able to communicate in a number of interactive social and task-oriented encounters) and good oral comprehension skills. The Advanced Section is designed for students who are near or completely fluent in speaking and comprehension and can effectively initiate and sustain a wide variety of conversations with finesse.

Class Features
• Pertinent medical vocabulary for clinical histories and physical exams
• Grammar component to facilitate effective and professional communication (Intermediate)
• Small group interaction to talk in the target language and practice medical terminology
• Information about cultural practices unique to Hispanic communities and working with interpreters
• An opportunity to gain insight into a different culture’s concerns and a better understanding of the diversity in the Madison area
• Practice scenarios that relate to medicine, pharmacy, nursing, PA, PT, and veterinary medicine students

Minimum of intermediate-level Spanish speaking skills are required for the course. Course enrollment is limited, and a completed online application is required for admission.

Please check back to this site over the coming Summer for updated information and access to the course application.

Updated 2/15/21