Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Medical Chinese

This elective is sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Medical Student Association, APAMSA , and will be a six week, spring elective beginning Wednesday, January 30th and meeting every other week. The goals of this elective are for students to learn to interview patients using proper medical Chinese terminology and to gain a better understanding of Chinese cultural values as they relate to health. The skills students learn in this elective will allow them to volunteer at the Chinese Clinic that APAMSA sets up every month.

This elective is best suited for students who have basic conversational Mandarin speaking skills. No formal evaluation of fluency will be administered, therefore participation in this elective will be at the students' discretion. The course will cover vocabulary for: taking a past medical history, family history, review of systems, chief complaints, performing physical exams as well as other essential phrases necessary for successful patient interviews.

Proper usage and pronunciation of terms will be taught by Dr. Yun Tan. Students will also conduct mock interviews with fellow students and create situational skits. There will be a final evaluation consisting of a mock interview with Dr. Yun Tan.

Textbooks for this course will be provided at no cost to the student. Students must attend all sessions and actively participate during the class.

For more information about the Medical Chinese elective, contact Diane Ma dma4@slu.edu.


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