Medical Spanish – Online Microcredential

Help remove language barriers in medicine

Spanish is spoken by over 500 million people globally, and its widespread use — in the United States and around the world — is only expected to grow.

Earning a microcredential in medical Spanish online can help you provide better comprehensive care to Spanish-speaking patients. With this microcredential, you’ll deepen your listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills, with a focus on health care and medical language. You’ll also explore human health and healing systems from evolutionary and cross-cultural perspectives.


This 9-credit online offering is designed for students with basic fluency in Spanish. SPAN 221 and 222 are taught in Spanish and focus on health care and medical topics, specifically human body systems and related illnesses, including Latino-Hispanic health care issues. The third course in this sequence, ANTH 383, deepens this understanding by exploring international human health, using a case study approach.

Required courses (9 credits)


The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up your career.

  • Cultural medical interpretation
  • Spanish medical vocabulary
  • Verbal and written Spanish

*Note: This program does not qualify learners to be certified health care interpreters or qualified bilingual staff members as the requirements for interpreter roles vary by state and institution.


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