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Fall 2018

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SPA111 - Introductory Spanish for Health Professions I

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Provides an introduction to oral and written communicative Spanish language skills for health care workers in professions such as nursing, physical therapy assistant, respiratory care, polysomnography, veterinary tech and other fields that involve patient care. Instruction diversified based on the needs of the students. Emphasis is placed on the ability to interact effectively at the novice level with native Spanish speakers including cross-cultural communication. SPA 101 or two years of high school study desirable, however not required. Placement determined by instructor. Does not meet the SUNY General Education Foreign Language Requirement.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1.Comprehend and produce Spanish vocabulary particular to his/her field of study.
2.Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of Spanish phonetics in order to be understood by native speakers.
3.Participate in basic health care scenarios in Spanish.
4.Demonstrate knowledge of cultural customs that are likely to affect communication in the health care setting.
5.Read and write basic texts that are likely to be encountered in a health care setting such as patient information records, health history, warning labels, dosage instructions etc.
*6. Demonstrate the ability to communicate orally in a health care setting specific to the student's field which will be evaluated through an oral interview and scenario.


* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
1.Basic Vocabulary
Greetings and leave-taking, alphabet, numbers, time and date, courtesy expressions

2.The body
Parts of the body, organs, systems

3.Patient history
Routine examination, description of self and others, question words

4.Maladies and minor problems
First aid, describing symptoms, reading labels,

5.Serious Illness and detailed medical history
Topics will vary depending on make-up of class, issues such as, diabetes, heart health, cancer, sleep apnea, major physical movement limitations, COPD, asthma, major animal maladies etc.

6.Medical Emergencies
Calling 911, making requests, ambulance setting, emergent care issues

7.Hispanic Culture as it relates to health care professions
Topics such as, Spanish names, privacy, candor, traditional remedies, personal space etc.

Effective Term: Spring 2015