Medical Spanish

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Medical Spanish

    Course Required
  • Host University

    Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

  • Location

    Lima, Peru

  • Area of Study

    Health Science, Spanish

  • Language Level

    Intermediate, Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    MEDICAL SPANISH
    3 CREDITS
    Classwork: exercises, role-play, presentations (60%)
    Project presentation (20%)
    2 quizzes and final exam (20%)

    UNIT 1. Gusto en conocerlo!
    FUNCTIONS AND GRAMMAR
    Presentations, formal and informal greetings, farewells, Identification and description of people. Review of basic tenses.

    VOCABULARY

    General basic vocabulary review.
    Parts of the body, places and university careers, adjectives of description, activities, jobs.
    Medical chart terms.

    UNIT 2. Porfavor, ¿me podría??
    FUNCTIONS AND GRAMMAR
    Verbs ?ser? and ?estar? with adjectives, asking for information, favors; modal verbs ?can?, ?could?, ?might?, ?should? for suggesting, asking, replying.

    VOCABULARY

    Adjectives, places, people description.
    First-aid terms, minor accidents.
    Triage vocabulary.

    UNIT 3.Déjeme ayudarlo.
    FUNCTIONS AND GRAMMAR
    Regular present tense of verbs finishing in ? ir, present tense of the verb to go (ir), infinitive. Irregular present tense, to have (tener), possesives and proper nouns. Information questions / yes-no questions.

    VOCABULARY
    Offer help, information.
    Adjectives, verbs and nouns. Health problems, remedies.
    Vocabulary in health surveys.
    Health care vocabulary: instruments, remedies, procedures.

    UNIT 4. Debería?

    FUNCTIONS AND GRAMMAR
    Present tense, Imperative. Modal verbs: ?deber?, ?tener que?, ?poder?.

    VOCABULARY
    Habits, instructions for patients. Preventive healthcare terms.
    Common diseases.

    UNIT 5. Hace unos días?

    FUNCTIONS AND GRAMMAR
    Past tenses: past continuous, simple past, past perfect, past perfect continuous.

    VOCABULARY

    Describing symptoms. Everyday situations, describing experiences, accidents.

    UNIT 6. Increíble!

    FUNCTIONS AND GRAMMAR
    Future tenses: future simple, future continuous, future perfect.

    VOCABULARY
    Healthy habits, healthy conditions.
    Giving a preventive talk.

    UNIT 7.¡No lo haga!

    FUNCTIONS AND GRAMMAR
    Conditionals: Zero, first, second and third.

    VOCABULARY

    Patient behaviour, attitudes, personalities, future consequences.

Course Disclaimer

Please note that there are no beginning level courses offered in this program.

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.