Spanish for Medical Personnel: Basic Spanish Series

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
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BASIC SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL is a communication manual designed to serve those in the medical professions who seek basic conversational skills in Spanish. Written for use in two-semester or three-quarter courses, it presents everyday situations that medical students, pre-professionals, and professionals may encounter at work settings such as hospitals, emergency rooms, doctors' offices, and clinics when dealing with Spanish-speaking patients and personnel in the United States. BASIC SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL introduces essential medical vocabulary, practical reference information, and medical notes written from a cross-cultural perspective. It provides students with opportunities to apply, in a wide variety of practical contexts, the grammatical structures presented in the corresponding lessons of the Basic Spanish core text.

Table of Contents

Lecci?n preliminar
Conversacionesbreves (Brief conversations)
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The Alphabet
Cardinal numbers 0-39
Lecci?n preliminar
Conversaciones breves (Brief conversations)
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Gender and number
The definite and indefinite articles
The present indicative of ser
Cardinal numbers 40-299
En el consultorio
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The present indicative of regular -ar verbs
Interrogative and negative sentences
Forms and position of adjectives
Telling time
Cardinal numbers 300-1,000
Communication: Preliminary patient information
Notas culturales: Dates in Spanish
Spanish surnames
En el hospital
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Agreement of adjectives, nouns, and adjectives
The present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs
Possession with de
Possessive adjectives
The personal a
Communication: Checking into the hospital
Notas culturales: Multicultural health issues
Lecci?n 3
Structuresfrom Basic Spanish Grammar
The irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar
Ir a+ infinitive
Uses of the verbs ser and estar
Communication: in a pediatrician's office
Notas culturales: the role of the pharmacist
The metric system
EL Asma
Con el ginec?logo
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The irregular verbs tener and venir
Expressions with tener
Comparative forms
Irregular comparative forms Communication: in a gynegologist's office
Notas culturales: Birthing trends, women's health issues
En el consultorio del pediatra
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (e:ie)
Some uses of the definite article
The present progressive
Ordinal numbers
Communication: More on children's health
Notas culturales: Asthma
Vaccination/immunization in children
children's health issues
Repaso (Lecciones 1-5)
Con el dietista
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (o:ue)
Affirmative and negative expressions
Pronouns as object of a preposition
Direct object pronouns
Communication: the importance of diet
Notas culturales: Diabetes in the Hispanic population
Healthy eating habits
La Dieta Para Diab?Ticos
En el Centro de Planificaci?n Familiar
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Stem-changing verbs (e:i)
Irregular first-person forms
Saber contrasted with conocer
Indirect object pronouns
Communication: Family planning
Notas culturales: Attitudes toward contraception and reproduction
Un examen f?sico
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Pedir contrasted with preguntar
Special construction with gustar, doler, and hacer falta
Demonstrative adjectives and pronouns
Direct and indirect object pronouns used together Communication: Getting your annual physical exam
Notas culturales: Preventive medical care
Con el dentist Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Possessive pronouns
Reflexive constructions
Command forms: Ud. and Uds
Uses of object pronouns with command forms
Communication: Dental hygiene and general oral health
Notas culturales: Preventive dental care Lectura
?Que Es La Planificacion Familiar?
En la sala de emergencia
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The preterit of regular verbs
The preterit of ser, ir and dar
Uses of por and para
Seasons of the year abd weather expressions
Communication: Dealing with various health emergencies Notas culturales: Hispanic patients and the American Healthcare System
Repaso (Lecciones 6-10)
Nace un beb?
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Time expressions with hacer
Irregular preterits
The preterit of stem-changing verbs (e:i and o:u)
Command forms: t?
Communication: Giving birth
infant care
Notas culturales: Midwives
breast-feeding vs. bottle-feeding
En el centro medico
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
En and a as equivalents of at
The imperfect tense
The past progressive
The preterit contrasted with the imperfect
Communication: in the specialist's office
Notas culturales: Medical specialists
The curandero
El Cancer
En el hospital
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
Changes in meaning with the imperfect and preterit of conocer, saber, and querer
Hace meaning ago
Uses of se
?Qu?? and ?Cu?l? used with ser
Communication: As a patient in the hospital
Notas culturales: Health professionals and Spanish-speaking clients
En el laboratorio y en la sala de rayos x
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The past participle
The present perfect tense
The past perfect (pluperfect) tense Communication: Diagnostic evaluations
Notas culturales: Screening tests in the Hispanic American population
Enfermedades ven?reas
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The future tense
The conditional tense
Some uses of the prepositions a, de, and en
Communication: Dealing with sexually transmitted diseases
Notas culturales: Sexually transmitted diseases
Living with HIV/AIDS
Lectura V: El SIDA
Repaso (Lecciones 11-15)
Problemas de la hypertension
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The present subjunctive
The subjunctive with verbs of volition
The absolute superlative Communication: Dealing with high blood pressure in patients
Notas culturales: Hypertension in the Latino community
Hypertension from a folk medicine perspective
The impact of diet and nutrition
En el consultorio del Dr. G?mez, clinic
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The subjunctive to express emotion
The subjunctive with some impersonal expressions
Formation of adverbs
Communication: Going to the doctor with common ailments
Notas culturales: Gastrointestinal problems
Possible confusion when describing ailments
En la cl?nica de drogadictos
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial
The subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence
Diminutive suffixes
Communication: Discussing drugs and drug addiction Notas culturales: Incidence rates of drug addiction and alcoholism
Spanish terminology for talking about drugs
Informacion Sobre La Cocaine
Consejos ?tiles
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The subjunctive after certain conjunctions
The present perfect subjunctive
Uses of the present perfect subjunctive
Communication: Talking about child safety and first aid in the home Notas culturales: the Latino concept of family
Communicating with a Latino patient and their family
Household safety
En el consultorio del cardi?logo
Structures from Basic Spanish Grammar
The imperfect subjunctive
Uses of the imperfect subjunctive
If clauses
Communication: Dealing with heart-related ailments
Notas culturales: Use of tobaco among teenagers
Maintaining a healthy heart
Sintomas De Ub Ataque Al Corazon
Repaso (Lecciones 16-20)
Introduction to Spanish Sounds and the Alphabet
Useful Classroom Expressions
Weights and Measures
Spanish-English Vocabulary
English-Spanish Vocabulary
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