Canopy Learn Medical Spanish Syllabus
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.
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)
|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,
|Pre- & Post-op
|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
Practicing Pronunciation with Tutor
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.
If you are looking for tailoring course content and modules for your own institution, please contact us.