Course Description

This course is designed for students studying to become medical professionals and who require training in Spanish to serve Spanish-speaking clients in hospital or clinical settings. In addition to exploring medical terminology related to the human body, illness and treatments, we will also study interview techniques for Spanish-speaking patients and practice interpretation in medical settings. There will be strong emphasis on developing speaking and listening skills. The course will take place in El Centro Peruano Americano in Trujillo, Peru. In addition to academic work, students will live with Peruvian families and attend practical sessions in local clinics, hospitals, and medical offices. We will have excursions to historical and cultural sites of the country in Lima, Cuzco, and Trujillo. This course satisfies the immersion requirement for the Spanish minor at Luther. All interested students must complete an interview with the instructor prior to enrollment. Enrollment priority will be given to Spanish minors and majors.