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SAGH offers medical spanish courses 
This fall semester Student Alliance for Global Health (SAGH) will offer three 10-week Medical Spanish Courses beginning on Sept. 14 and ending on Nov. 16, 2008. The courses are open to all UNMC faculty and students. The course schedule is as follows:
  • Beginning Medical Spanish -- Mondays, 5-6 p.m., Sorrell Center, Room 2010. An introduction to basic Spanish language for the beginning student with an emphasis on grammar, verb conjugation, and medical vocabulary used in clinical encounters.
  • Intermediate Medical Spanish -- Mondays, 6 to 7 p.m., Sorrell Education Center, Room 2010. Designed for those with some background in Spanish, but may need a review of grammar and conjugation with an emphasis on medical vocabulary building toward patient interviewing.
  • Advanced Medical Spanish -- Mondays, 7 to 8 p.m., Sorrell Education Center, Room 2010. Designed for those with a more significant background in Spanish, but who have not yet participated in a Medical Spanish course. Following a brief review of verb tenses and grammar, this course will emphasize patient interviewing, clinical translation skills as well as medical vocabulary.
Students will be allowed to between class levels during the first few weeks. The instructor will be Arturo Miranda -- a professor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha as well as medical spanish consultant in Omaha. Handouts will be provided at the first class session at NO COST to students. A class schedule, course syllabus, and OPTIONAL book list will be provided by email prior to the first class. There will be no outside homework. The cost of the courses is $50 and is due by Sept. 14. To register or get more information, contact Chris Danford, SAGH Spanish Course Coordinator, at cdanford@unmc.edu. Indicate your name and class level to register.

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