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GSU to hold Spanish course for health care professionals
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Infants can develop iron-deficiency anemia unless they are breastfed or drink iron-fortified bottle formula for their first 12 months.

As a medical practitioner, you know this. But do you know how to explain it to a worried couple who speak only Spanish and don’t understand why you want to test their baby’s blood?

Georgia Southern University is offering an eight-week course to give health care professionals practical experience of conversing in Spanish, using key words and phrases common to a medical setting.

“Spanish for Health Care Professionals” will run on eight consecutive Monday evenings from Oct. 1 through Nov. 19. The course is designed for nurses, personnel at hospitals, medical offices, pharmacies and health care centers, and nursing students.

Instructor June Spencer has 30 years experience in teaching, often to the Latino population in Central America, Mexico and the Southwest U.S. Teaching assistant Mirna Cabrera de Young is a Bolivian preparing to work in the health care profession.

Each session of the class will meet from 5:30-7:15 p.m. in the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the Georgia Southern campus in Statesboro.

The fee for the course is $125 per person. To register, visit or call (912) 681-5551.

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