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HO 164
Spanish for the Medical Experience


Credits: 2.0
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
Enables professionals working in healthcare settings to offer immediate help to Spanish-speaking patients while waiting for Language Access Services. Emphasis is on basic, practical language needed to communicate with Spanish speaking patients and their families at the hospital or doctor's office, on the telephone, or at the patient's home.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Produce an introductory conversation with Spanish speaking patients.
  • Develop the stage for establishing rapport during the clinical encounter.
  • Elicit the history of the present illness or chief complaint.
  • Review medical and surgical history along with conducting the review of systems.
  • Demonstrate recording a medication history along with accurately providing medication information.
  • Conduct a patient family history.
  • Respond to sensitive issues related to social and sexual history.
  • Use therapeutic communication to assess mental health and psychiatric issues.
  • Accurately provide information on preventative health and nutrition.
  • Accurately provide directions and explain the purpose of ancillary services and referrals.

  • Course Topics
  • Addressing the patient
  • General greetings and provider introduction
  • Setting the tone of the encounter
  • Anatomy/review of systems and the chief complaint
  • Taking a history
  • Medication history and instructions
  • Family dynamics
  • Social sexual history dialogues
  • Mental health scenarios
  • Anticipatory guidance and diet
  • Physical findings
  • Ancillary services
  • Working effectively with a medical interpreter

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    HO 164
    Summer 2014
    3908
    SANDRA GRAHAM


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.