Medical Spanish Basics Level 1 – Winter 2023

Effective communication is crucial in the provision of health. This class is designed to help healthcare workers communicate with Spanish-speaking populations. We will learn common phrases encountered in a clinical/medical interaction, such as patient instructions, common adjectives to describe levels of health issues, common phrases related to health and wellness, and the role of cultural beliefs in the provision of health. This class is appropriate for healthcare providers, students in the health field, public health professionals, and interested students. Basic knowledge of Spanish is preferred but not required.

Dr. Maria Gomez is a public health researcher and educator. Her research focuses on health disparities, minority health, and the social factors that influence health outcomes.

Class Location: University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing

Required Text: Spanish for Health Care Professionals, 4th edition, by William Harvey. Please purchase your own copy of the text.

Cancellation Policy:

The Carnegie Center reserves the right to cancel a class if minimum enrollment is not met. It is best to register early to help our instructors prepare and to ensure the class does not get cancelled. We evaluate registration numbers between 6 and 2 business days before a class starts to decide whether we can hold the class. Classes that do not meet minimum enrollment may be cancelled a minimum of two business days prior to the first class meeting. All participants will be notified by email and will receive full refunds.

Start Date
Thursday, January 19th
Meets Thursdays
January 19th - March 9th
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Dr. Maria Gomez

University of Kentucky’s College of Nursing

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