If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $125.00.  

Course Description

This course will provide healthcare workers with the basic pronunciation and vocabulary needed to communicate with Spanish speaking patients.


Roberto Martinez, MA

Target Audience

All Healthcare providers

Learning Outcomes

After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Review and practice the basics of Spanish pronunciation.
  • Develop and/or improve the speaking, listening and writing skills used in Spanish communication
  • Increase conversational abilities using role-playing scenarios, listening comprehension and speaking.
  • Develop and/or extend a base vocabulary of medical terms and phrases in Spanish.
  • Recognize basic grammatical rules and how they are similar to or different from their counterparts in English.
  • Read and understand basic Spanish medical literature by recognizing basic words and phrases.
  • View through presentation how Hispanic culture influences their health care beliefs and practices.

Length of Course

5 hours

Credit Statements

Licensed Nurses: Upstate AHEC is an accredited provider of Nursing Professional Development by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

This continuing education activity is approved for 5.0 contact hours for licensed nurses.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 5.0 clock hours of non-social work continuing education by Upstate AHEC, as part of the SC AHEC system, under its accreditation by the SC Board of Social Work Examiners.

Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists: This program has been approved for 5.0 hours of continuing education by SC AHEC under its accreditation by the SC Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists.

Dietitians: 5.0 hours of CPE for registered dietitians

Respiratory Care Practitioners: 5.0 clock hours will be awarded by Upstate AHEC, an approved provider of continuing education for respiratory care practitioners by the SC Board of Medical Examiners.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.50CEUs (5.0 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement

Upstate AHEC's conflict of interest policy requires faculty to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of their presentations/materials.

Speakers have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in education activities. Please see individual activities for any conflicts of interest.

Provisions of these educational activities by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC, SCNA or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with activities.