Canopy Learn Medical Spanish Syllabus

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The research validated Medical Spanish Curriculum consists of 3 proficiency levels with 12 lessons in each level. Within each lesson, you will get to learn a combination of Medical Terminology, Vocabulary, Grammar, and - the last but not least - Cultural modules, which helps learners to master a foreign language with professional healthcare knowledge and communicate with Hispanic patients.

Medical Terminology

Canopy Learn Medical Spanish is tailored for medical use and developed for the busy schedules of healthcare professionals. Medical topics have been spread across all three levels, covering major medical treatments of both physical and mental health as well as general knowledge to various medical specialties.

The wide spectrum of medical topics is the perfect learning resource not only for Medical students or Nursing students, but also healthcare professionals in different specialties including Medical Doctors(MD), Doctor of Osteopathic(DO), Physician Assistants(PA), Registered Nurses(RN), and Pharmacists.

Level I Level II Level III
Greetings & Introduction Contraception & Sexually
Transmitted Infection (STI)
Tuberculosis Terms
Work at the Clinics Cardiology & Myocardial Infarction (MI) Metabolic Syndrome Terms
Pain Descriptions Pneumology & Allergy Terms
Trauma & Critical Care
Gastrointestinal (GI) terms Pharmacy, Medicines, Dosage Discharge Planning & Social Work
Basic Physical Exam Terms Urology Terms Breast, Cervical & Uterine Cancer
Diet & Diabetes Terms Obstetric Terms (OB-GYN) Well Baby Visit & Child Safety
Major Trauma, Body parts,
Minor Injury
Pre- & Post-op
Surgery Terms
Palliative Care Terms
Vaccinations & Allergies
Elder Care Terms HIV / AIDS Terms
Cardiology Alcohol Addiction & Drug Abuse Depressions & Suicide
Cancer & Internal Organs Stroke Terms Seizures Terms
Depression & Anxiety Terms
Headache & Migraine Terms

Learning Culture Through Customized Telenovela


Learning a language is not just about learning vocabulary, grammar, or pronunciation. In medical settings, getting to know about cultural differences for the patients you are communicating with is crucial. In Canopy Learn Medical Spanish, cultural modules are presented at each level - tailored for different medical specialties and presented in a series of customized medical telenovela for you to learn with fun and ease.

Some of the cultural topics include:

  • Myths about cancer in Latino communities

  • Vaccines in immigrant communities

  • The relationship of religion and health in Latino culture

  • La Cuarentena (a period of confinement after childbirth)

  • Collectivism and Elder care in Latino culture

  • Differences between Latin American and U.S. pharmacies

You will also master the communication techniques in Spanish in situations like:

  • How to discuss sexual history with Hispanic patients

  • How to talk to an elderly patient in mental acuity exam

  • How to ask family medical history in Spanish

  • How to express negative or bad news to patients and their families

  • How to ask questions during labor

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Practicing Pronunciation with Tutor

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Incorrect pronunciation or accents may be fine in most cases, yet fatal if you pronounce it mistakenly when speaking with your Spanish-speaking patients.

Better than listening to audios, Canopy offers a virtual tutor “stand by” in videos to teach you the correct pronunciation by showcasing mouth shapes, tongue positions and the real sounds of vowels.

After each video session, you can also practice your pronunciation by recording your own voice and compare with the the pre-recorded one in Canopy’s interactive exercises!



Mock Diagnosis Patient in Role Play


One of the highlights in Canopy Medical Spanish curriculum is that you can diagnosis your “patients” in Spanish by role playing on the platform.

In each lesson, after you learn the pronunciation, grammar and medical phrases, you need to “interact” with your virtual patients by audio recording your responses in Spanish for commonly used phrases. This allows you to experience real scenarios in clinical settings and prepare you for communicating with your Hispanic patients.



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