Medical Spanish

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This course is aimed at students of Medicine and Health sciences who will continue their studies in a Spanish speaking country, and all those who are active in the (para)medical sector and would like to deepen their specialised knowledge of Spanish often needed on the job. In this course, you will sharpen your communication skills in Spanish (when communicating with colleagues and patients). For example, you will learn how to ask questions, explain the diagnosis and treatment in simple terms, give instructions, etc.

This course has been divided into six sessions of two hours each. The exercises focus on communicative skills and are based on real-life situations. Next to acquiring specific vocabulary, the participants learn what to say in the most frequent communicative situations in the hospital and during consultations. The most relevant grammatical items (the past tenses, the subjunctive, ser/estar (to be), etc.) will also be dealt with, in order to enable participants to communicate both correctly and efficiently with their patients and colleagues.

Required prior knowledge

You have good practical knowledge of Spanish (at least A2 or Practical Spanish 2 at the UCT). You either have a certificate to prove that you are at this level or you pass an online orientation test before registering.

Course materials

UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

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