The Medical Interpreter Online

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Course description: A foundation program in healthcare interpreting that prepares interpreters for U.S. national medical interpreter certification and includes medical terminology for interpreters.

Course length:  Option 1: 40 hours
Option 2: 60 hours 

Date available:  Option 1 (40 hours) December 2, 2019
Option 2 (60 hours) January 31, 2020

What you will get:

  • 8 superbly qualified video hosts

  • 18 role plays in nine language pairs with English (Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Korean, Mandarin, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese) and 5 additional role plays in English only

  • More than 240 interactive exercises!

  • A dozen self-assessment exercises

  • Introduction to medical terminology for interpreters

  • One whole textbook and one handbook: The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook in Medical Interpreting (307 pp) and Medical Terminology for Interpreters, 4th ed. (282 pp.)

  • Overview of key medical concerns (privacy/HIPAA, differential diagnoses, universal precautions, vaccination requirements, etc.) that affect medical interpreters

  • Course completion certificate: the most widely conferred and respected U.S. certificate in the field for medical interpreting


How this course will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Use your certificate of success completion to apply for national medical interpreter certification.

  • Know how to perform professional interpreting protocols and skills for medical interpreting.

  • Be able to adhere to professional ethics and standards of practice for medical interpreters.

  • Understand the profession of medical interpreting.

  • Know the role and responsibilities of the medical interpreter.

  • Have an introductory understanding of legal interpreting in medical settings.

  • Be able to perform in three modes of interpreting: consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation.

  • Understand cultural competence and assess if, when and how to perform cultural mediation.

  • Be able to apply for employment or freelance work as a staff, contract of bilingual-staff interpreter for healthcare institutions.