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Medical Terminology Online Program (WHN114-62)


with Mary Bruni

Calendar Sep 13, 2021 at 7 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Date:  9/13-10/21/2021
Format: This is an online program with instructor led Zoom sessions on Monday 9/13, Tuesday 10/12 and Thursday 10/21 from 7-8pm.

Course Description:

Medical terminology is an essential course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in the ever-expanding medical profession. Medical terminology has a base in Latin and Greek prefixes, suffixes and word roots. Learning these words and these languages makes it easier to understand the material and focus on the course work to be successful in your pursuit of your dream position.

The course provides a framework for students interested in the allied health profession. An emphasis is put on examining medical word parts and learning basic prefixes, suffixes, and word roots. The course highlights words while analyzing the human body systems, and basic anatomy and physiology including terms used in the disease process and the medical procedures that may be done for these disease processes.

This is an online program with scheduled launch, mid-point, and wrap up sessions with the instructor via Zoom on 9/13, 10/12 and 10/21 from 7-8pm. Zoom guidance and instructions will be provided in advance of the first session. 

The texbook required from this class can be found HERE. The cost of the textbook is not included in the registration fee; please purchase your book separately before your first class meeting on 9/13. 

Who Should Attend?

This is an excellent program for anyone currently working in the medical field or anyone who may be looking to enter this profession. Communicating clearly about patients and their conditions improves patients experience and leads to more efficient care. 

About the Instructor:

Mary Bruni earned a Master's of Science in Nursing Education as well as a Master's in Education; she has been teaching at the community college level for more than 25 years. In addition to teaching and designing curriculum and lectures, Bruni has also led and supervised a clinical group of students at a regional hospital. 

Introduction to Medical Spanish (WHN194-62)


with Caryl Delaney

Calendar Sep 28, 2021 at 6 pm, runs for 5 weeks

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9/28/21-10/28/21, 10 sessions
Time: 6-8pm
Format: This class is offered in a hybrid format. The first session on 9/28 and the last session on 10/28 will take place in person at the Hyannis Center. The remaining sessions will be instructor led live streaming Zoom sessions. 

Course Description

This is an introductory class which will focus on the following topics: Spanish medical terminology, pronunciation issues with medical terminology, English to Spanish pronunciation issues, basic communication with Spanish-speaking patients and families, awareness of cultural differences between Spanish-speaking countries and American medical settings, broad guidelines when interacting with patients and families from a culture different than one’s own, and commonly used words or phrases that may be helpful in a variety of medical settings.

Who Should Attend? 

This is an ideal program for anyone working in the medical profession who is interested in learning to deliver more culturally appropriate patient-centered care. 

About the Instructor

Caryl Delaney has been teaching off-and-on at 4C’s for several decades, working in various capacities: Literacy Program Coordinator, as well as professor of Spanish and English. Her career has branched off into many different directions, from Computer Aided ESL/Bilingual Education to college administration. She holds an M.A in Bilingual (Spanish)/ESL Studies from the University of Massachusetts and a certificate in medical interpreting from LLC Language Connections of Boston.

She has worked as a medical interpreter and a professor both in the United States and Mexico. Now, she looks forward to working with The Center for Corporate and Professional Education (CCAPE) at Cape Cod Community College. 

Self Care for Health and Human Services Workers (WHN185-62)


with Sheryll Reichwein

Calendar Oct 29, 2021 at 9 am

Date: Friday, 10/29/21, 1 session
Time: 9am-12pm
Format: Remote/Virtual Streaming

Course Description:

Stress induced by the challenges of the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic is plaguing all Americans. However, as a frontline health & human services worker, you are doubly stressed. First, you must manage stress due to your own pandemic challenges. And, on top of that, you must manage secondary stress derived from indirect exposure to the trauma others are experiencing.

In these extraordinary times, practicing effective self-care is imperative. In this course, you will learn how to identify and overcome compassion fatigue, gain evidence-based tools to counteract stress and build resilience and design an individualized macro and micro self-care plan.

Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for frontline health care & human services workers.

About the Instructor:

Sheryll Reichwein, M.A., has devoted her career to helping others develop skills for their professional and personal success and well-being.  For more than three decades, she has been an Adjunct Professor of Communication at Cape Cod Community College and, more recently, a Subject Matter Expert for noted academic publishers including Sage Publishing and Cengage Learning.  In addition, Sheryll is an instructor and career coach for workforce and professional development initiatives for CCCC's Center for Corporate & Professional Education. 

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