Medical Spanish


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Second semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level:
You have a good practical knowledge of Spanish (at least A2 or Practical Spanish 2 at the UCT).

You succeed in the self test (test nr 2).

This course is aimed at students of Medicine and Health sciences who will continue their studies in a Spanish speaking country, and all those who are active in the (para)medical sector and would like to deepen their specialised knowledge of Spanish often needed on the job. In this course, you sharpen your communication skills in Spanish (when communicating with colleagues and patients). For example, you learn how to ask questions, explain the diagnosis and treatment in simple terms, give instructions, etc.

This course is divided into six sessions of two hours each: the human body, consultation, and emergencies. The exercises focus on communicative skills and are based on real-life situations. Next to acquiring specific vocabulary, the students learn what to say in the most frequent communicative situations in the hospital and during consultations. The most relevant grammatical items (the past tenses, the subjunctive, ser/estar (to be), etc.) will also be dealt with, in order to enable students to communicate both correctly and efficiently with their patients and colleagues.

Placement test: No

Final test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: MEDS

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: Q

Useful info

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.


Number of tuition hours: 12

Period: 2nd sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 6 x 2u

Course book available at: UCT

For who?:

  • Students of Medicine and Health sciences
  • (para-)medicals