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If you understand basic Spanish, or if you have successfully completed Spanish for Medical Professionals, Spanish for Medical Professionals II will help you expand your knowledge of the Spanish language. You will learn about the near future, present progressive, the command or imperative tenses, direct objects, increase your medical vocabulary and practice interviewing patients, taking health history, diagnosing, giving instructions, and prescribing medication. You will improve your communication skills with your Spanish speaking patients and conquer the frustrating communication gap that can occur.
 One month course; Cristina Sempe, instructor
 Unit 1
Medical Vocabulary and Power Verbs
-Family members
-Illnesses, Types of food, Utensils, Diet
-Review numbers 30 -100
-Review Days of the week
-Key Power Verbs
-Present Perfect Tense
-Present Progressive Tense
Unit 2
Direct Objects
-Personal “A”
-More irregular verbs
-More stem-changing verbs
-Imperative Tense
Unit 3
Grammar & Tenses
-Near Future
-Reflexive Tense
-Possessive Adjectives
-Beware of Direct Translation
Unit 4
Medical terms review
-Parts of the body and taking vital signs
-More Present Progressive
-Review Imperative mood or command
-The Past tense, regular verbs
-Physical exam, neurological exam, giving instructions and directions
-Tests-blood, urine, sputum, skin, x-rays, results & diagnosis

Question MarkAbout online learning

Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 

GearsHow the Course Works

It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.

Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.

CalendarParticipate when you want

You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.

ChecklistWhat you will do

For each Unit, you will:

  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants

For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.


The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.

Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.

We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.

It’s easy. It’s fun.

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$145 USD

Ave. hours 16; 1.6 CEUs/ILUs

About Your Instructor
Cristina Sempé specializes in teaching her native language to adults, having taught more than 35 years at community colleges, community education programs, and for Cleveland City Schools’ adult education. She has designed effective Spanish lessons for a variety of groups with needs ranging from casual travel to professional development.  Her specialized courses have been used in the private sector and in non-profit organizations to enhance employee interactions with Spanish-speaking employees, customers and clients.  In addition to teaching, Ms. Sémpé is also a certified translator, having translated technical documents from Spanish to English and English to Spanish.
Directional ArrowsCourse Objectives
  • To learn more advanced verb tenses of the Spanish language.
  • To be able to ask patients about their health history and symptoms.
  • To identify more parts of the body and names of different organs and bones, and symptoms and ailments, as a continuation of Spanish for Medical Professionals I.
  • To acquire a more advanced ability to interview patients, take medical history, conduct a physical examination, give prescriptions and follow-up instructions, and intervene with medical emergencies

Puzzle PiecesCourse Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course you will:
  • Have the ability to form and speak complex sentences in Spanish
  • Know how to conduct a patient interview, including health history.
  • Identify and correctly pronounce more body parts and symptoms in Spanish
  • Be able to ask your Spanish speaking patients about their medical history, age, and symptoms using “question” words such as how, when, who, do you, where, why, how much, which, what, what for, and to give instructions
  • More effectively communicate with patients’ family members 
Completion Requirements