Apr 22, 2024  
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog 
2023-2024 WWCC College Catalog

AHSE 164 - Spanish for The Medical Experience

Credits: 2
LEC hours per week: 2
Enables professionals working in healthcare settings to offer immediate help to Spanish-speaking patients while waiting for Language Access Services. Emphasis is on basic, practical language needed to communicate with Spanish speaking patients and their families at the hospital or doctor’s office, on the telephone, or at the patient’s home. Formerly: HO 164.
Course Outcomes:
  • Produce an introductory conversation with Spanish speaking patients.
  • Develop the stage for establishing rapport during the clinical encounter.
  • Elicit the history of the present illness or chief complaint.
  • Review medical and surgical history along with conducting the review of systems.
  • Demonstrate recording a medication history along with accurately providing medication information.
  • Conduct a patient family history.
  • Respond to sensitive issues related to social and sexual history.
  • Use therapeutic communication to assess mental health and psychiatric issues.
  • Accurately provide information on preventative health and nutrition.
  • Accurately provide directions and explain the purpose of ancillary services and referrals.
Course Topics:
  1. Addressing the patient
  2. General greetings and provider introduction
  3. Setting the tone of the encounter
  4. Anatomy/review of systems and the chief complaint
  5. Taking a history
  6. Medication history and instructions
  7. Family dynamics
  8. Social sexual history dialogues
  9. Mental health scenarios
  10. Anticipatory guidance and diet
  11. Physical findings
  12. Ancillary services
  13. Working effectively with a medical interpreter