Original Publication
Open Access

Medical Spanish

Published: May 8, 2012 | 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9171

Included in this publication:

  • Cardiovascular Pulmonary Exam
  • Examining the Patient
  • Getting Started with Medical Spanish
  • HEENT
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Neuro Exam
  • OB-GYN Exam
  • Red Flag Phrases and Diseases
  • The Hospital
  • Treating the Patient

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Abstract

In this web-based module, medical students work through lessons that will help them to communicate conversationally with Spanish-speaking patients in a clinical setting. It contains ten individual lessons on topics that include “Getting Started with Medical Spanish,” “Cardiovascular Pulmonary Exam,” “Treating the Patient,” OB/GYN Exam,” and others. The results of the pre- and posttest were compared to determine if the course was effective. The students took an attitude survey at the end of the course so that we could assess their impression of the course. Based on the results of the small-group evaluation, it was determined that the course was effective and that students liked the course. The course functions as designed when using the recommended browsers. Data collection from the course tests was successful in Blackboard.

Educational Objectives

By the end of the module, the learner will be able to:

  1. Define given Spanish vocabulary words and phrases.
  2. Identify the appropriate Spanish vocabulary and grammar for a given setting or situation.
  3. Role-play the use of medical Spanish vocabulary in a simulated clinical setting.

Author Information

  • Whitney Ann Cesari: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • William F. Brescia, PhD: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Kabir Harricharan Singh: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Adeleke Oni: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Anureet Cheema: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Catherine Coffman: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Aaron Creek: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Crisanto Torres: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Marissa Mencio: University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine
  • Stacy Clayton: University of Memphis
  • Carmen Weaver: University of Memphis
  • Joey Weaver: University of Memphis

Disclosures
None to report.

Funding/Support
None to report.



Citation

Cesari W, Brescia W, Harricharan Singh K, et al. Medical spanish. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;8:9171. https://doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9171