Medical Spanish Conference Course Description and Accreditation

 

Medical Spanish for Healthcare Professionals - Course Description

Medical Spanish Program Objectives:
The Spanish speaking population has grown tremendously over the past few decades and healthcare providers in many areas of the country are challenged to communicate with this expanding patient population.
The goal of this conference is to teach basic, intermediate and advanced Medical Spanish language skills in the classroom and to implement the usage of these skills with native Spanish speakers in an immersion setting. At the conclusion of this conference, participants should be able to improve their knowledge of Medical Spanish with a minimum of the ability to converse and take basic medical histories from Spanish speaking patients and have the ablility to give simple commands and instructions to this patient population.  Intermediate and Advanced students will focus on improving their knowledge of Medical vocabulary and use of verbs and proper tenses.
 
 
THE PROGRAM DAY-BY-DAY AT THE HILTON CONFERENCE
Monday (5 Seminar Hours)
7:30-10:00am
Introductions and skills assessment. Basic Medical history questions.
4:00-6:30pm
Medically related Spanish words and expressions for pain, body parts, discomfort and medical symptoms.
 
Tuesday (5 Seminar Hours)
7:30-10:00am
Mock clinic to practice instruction.
4:00-6:30pm
Spanish phrasing for performing specific physical tasks and verbal commands in emergency situations.
 
Wednesday (No Classroom Time)
 
Time to enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica and interact with the native Spanish speakers.  Many of the tours from the hotel for ziplining, canopy, volcano and deep-sea fishing require a full day commitment.  This day will give you the time to schedule these activities.
   
Thursday (5 Seminar Hours)
7:30-10:00am
Pregnancy and delivery, commands, and specialty specific questions submitted by students.
4:00-6:30pm
Mock clinic to practice instruction.
 
Friday (5 Seminar Hours)
7:30am-12:30pm
Relating medical tests and their results.
Review of topics learned.
 
Closing remarks and course evaluation.
 

ACCREDITATION:

PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS:

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Office of Professional and Continuing Education is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to award continuing medical education to physicians.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Office of Professional and Continuing Education and Medical Studies Abroad.  The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Office of Professional and Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

PHYSICIAN CREDIT DESIGNATION:

The University of North Texas Health Science Center has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 20 hours of AOA Category 2A CME credits.  Approval is currently pending.

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)tm

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CRNA's:
The November 2014 and January 2015 classes have prior approval by the AANA for 20 CE credits: Code # 1028613; Expiration date 2/11/2015. The March 2015 is pending approval by the AANA.
FACULTY:
The Professors for the Medical Spanish course in Costa Rica are:
Sandra Chacon Esquivel, B.S.  
*Professor of English as 2nd Language, Universidad de Ciencia y   Technologica (ULACIT)
*18 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language to students from foreign universities.
*Consultant to American companies with Costa Rican operations.
 
Marianita Devandas Artavia, B.S., J.D.   
*Professor of Spanish as a Second Language, Universidad de Ciencia y Technologica (ULACIT)
*13 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language including joint programs with the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and Northern Central College of Illinois.
*Previous experience with education of medical personnel and development of medical Spanish curriculum.

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