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# Health Sciences

DURATION: 4 weeks - 90 hours - Morning sessions (40 theoretical classes + 50 medical practice)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: 1 month before the course start date


LEVELS: B2 (according to CEFRL)

COURSE MATERIAL: Material developed by the school

THE COURSE INCLUDES: Diploma + Transcript+ ECTS credits + Course material + Cultural activities

PLUS... Health insurance, tutoring sessions, student assistance staff, access to university libraries and sports facilities, WI-FI, accommodation and transfer management

Target Audience

This course is aimed at international Medicine and Nursing students wishing to acquire specific linguistic knowledge in the area of Health Sciences, both at the written and oral production level

You will learn to

  • Develop your communicative skills in the area of Health Sciences and medical practice, learning to use the necessary tools and structures
  • Get familiar with the language used in this area, acquiring and using specific vocabulary
  • Understand and elaborate specific written and oral texts such as documents, reports, patient histories and presentations
  • Identify the relevant aspects of the Spanish Healthcare System and its functioning
  • Health and welfare. The Spanish Healthcare System. Public/private medicine
  • The human body. Medical specialities
  • Healthcare centres and the context of patient care
  • Psychology and human relations in medical care
  • Medicine without frontiers (medicine in resource-poor countries and countries affected by infectious diseases)
  • Public healthcare campaigns
  • Reviewing and expanding on grammatical structures and vocabulary in consonance with students' level
  • LECTURES by experts from the Faculty of Medicine and The Galician Health Care System

Medical practice

Medical practice allows students to get in contact with real-life professional contexts, providing them with an overview of this profession in Spain. Students will get first-hand knowledge about the Spanish Healthcare System while they carry out supervised medical practice in a hospital or healthcare centre, getting involved in the different daily tasks.

Students will accompany doctors or nurses during hospital visits and consultations and they will cooperate in all those tasks they are prepared and allowed to according to their communicative competence and healthcare training background.

Their progress will be supervised by a tutor in coordination with the Head of the healthcare centre they are assigned to.


 1 - 26  JULY


MORNING SESSIONS: Block 1: 1 – 12 July. Morning Sessions, Monday to Friday, from 9.15am to 2pm. 4 daily hours of Spanish for Health Sciences. Block 2: 15 – 26 July. Medical practices, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 2pm. 5 daily hours of supervised practices in healthcare centres and hospitals.


Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or require any further info:




Do you want to register?  

Register through our website


For pre-enrolment and accommodation booking - should you be interested in applying for it -, you must register in the course and send us a copy of your passport or ID card, and pay the registration fees either through credit card or bank transfer.
Make sure that your full name and surname is included in the payment request and remember that Cursos Internacionales will not be responsible for the bank charges.

Our banking data are as follows:

Cursos Internacionais - Universidade de Santiago de Compostela 

Bank's name: ABANCA
Address: Montero Rios 7, 1º
15701 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
IBAN: ES81 2080 0388 2330 4000 1154 


The payment of the registration and accommodation costs should be done 15 days before the course start date.

Cancellations must be communicated in writing to the International  Courses Office.

This is our cancellation policy:

1. Course

    - Once the course has started, there is no refund.

    - Less than 15 days before the start of the course, a 200 €

       cancellation fee.

    - 15 days or more before the start of the course, a 60 € cancellation



2. Lodging

    - More than 10 days before the start of the course, there is no 


    - 10 days or less before the starting of the course, one week 

       lodging fee will be charged.

    - The change of accomodation, once the course has started, will              imply an additional charge of 200 €.


3. Visa refusals:

    - If the course has started, there is no refund.

    - The student has to prove Visa refusal with an official document              and a fee of 100 € will be charged.

       If no official document is presented, there is no refund.

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