June 1, 2007
Ohio University-Zanesville is offering a Spanish class designed for healthcare providers who are interested in improving communications with their patients. The purpose of the course is to familiarize participants with everyday conversation and real-world vocabulary to help Spanish-speaking community members feel more comfortable with their healthcare professionals.
"With more Latinos moving into remote areas of United States, the course - first time offered at OUZ - will prepare our community for a better understanding of the global community," explained course instructor Beatrice Giannandrea.
No previous Spanish knowledge is required to register for this practical course. Those in health care such as physicians, physician assistants, nurses, medical attendants, lab technicians, emergency medical technicians and other first responders will find the course helpful in learning how to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. The lessons will concentrate in real-world vocabulary and experiences.
Spanish for Health Care Workers will be offered July 30 through Aug. 29, from 6:10 to 8:30 p.m. The cost for the three-hour course for Ohio residents is $464 or less based on the number of university credit hours earned. For current students, the standard fee structure applies.
For more information, please call 740-588-1538 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, call 740-453-0762.