Course Code: GES165
Develop your medical vocabulary starting with the human body’s many systems and senses. Move on to learning about medical vocabulary used for signs and symptoms.
Learn medical terminology for treatments, procedures, instruments, supplies, and medications.
Focus on pediatric and neonatal care. Learn the terminology used to discuss family planning and parents’ rights. Understand how to take care of mothers and discuss postpartum depression.
Understand the terminology used to discuss substance abuse, authorization for adults, and legal terminology as it relates to medical manners.
Explore the principles of localization, how to re-structure techniques, the principles of reversibility, and filtering syntactical and grammatical interferences.
Complete the course by learning how to address patients, how to transfer low, regular, and high register documents, and ho to ensure stability in the transfer.
I. Introduction to Medical Interpretation I
A. Medical Vocabulary – The Human Body
B. Pre-anesthesia record form
C. Medical Vocabulary – System and Senses
D. Refusal to permit blood transfusion
E. Medical Vocabulary – Signs and Symptoms
F. Medical Condition form
G. Intravenous Contrast Injection Consent
H. Medical Vocabulary - Facilities and Staff
I. Discharge Instructions
K. Medical Vocabulary - Treatment Procedures,
Instruments, Supplies and Medications
L. Industrial Accidents - Workers' Compensation
M. Medical Vocabulary - Pregnancy and Delivery
N. Simultaneous Techniques
O. Consecutive Techniques
P. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
II. Introduction to Medical Interpretation II
A. Medical Vocabulary - Pediatric/Neonatal Care
B. Medical Vocabulary - Family Planning
C. Interpreting for Hospitals – Parents’ Rights & Responsibilities
D. Medical Vocabulary - Communicable Diseases
E. Interpreting for Hospitals - Taking Care of Mom
F. Interpreting for Hospitals - The "Baby Blues"
G. Medical Vocabulary - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
H. Interpreting for Hospitals - Consent for Cath Lab Procedure
I. Medical Vocabulary - Dental Health
J. Interpreting for Hospitals - Environmental History Form for Pediatric Asthma Patient
K. Medical Vocabulary - Substance Abuse
L. Interpreting for Hospitals - OSHA Required
M. Idiomatic Expressions - English into Spanish
N. Interpreting for Hospitals - Adult History Form
O. Interpreting for Hospitals - Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Imaging Information
P. Legal Terminology used in Medical Matters
Q. Interpreting for Hospitals - Advance Directive
R. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
III. Sight Translation for Medical Interpreters
A. Principles of localization
B. Re-structuring techniques
C. Principles of reversibility and non-reversibility of Medical terms
D. Interferences – Filtering syntactical and grammatical interferences
E. Style in the delivery
F. Exam taking techniques - Objective versus subjective grading
G. Transferring of low, regular and high register documents into the opposite language
H. Stability in the transfer
I. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
Nestor Wagner is a certified Court and Medical Interpreter who has been teaching interpreting courses since 1990. He has the highest pass rate of certified court interpreters in the nation. He has published several books in the interpreting community. Mr. Wagner is involved in the examination process for Immigration Interpreters and Analytical Linguists. He participates as speakers in national and international conferences on Criminal, Civil and Immigration Court terminology, advanced interpreting skills, and localization in the transfer of legal and non-legal terminology. Mr. Wagner holds a Master degree from the University of Washington.
Students must speak English and Spanish fluently. There is no requirement regarding formal education in either Spanish or English. However, students must be able to speak English and Spanish without any hesitations.
Students should be familiar with using a personal computer, mouse, and keyboard. They should be comfortable in a Windows or Mac environment, and have the ability to launch and close activities.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.
Yes, this course prepares you for any Medical Interpreter certification exam as a Spanish Medical Interpreter.
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive nine (9) months to complete the course.
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
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