The Medical Interpreter Online
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:
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.