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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)

The Medical Interpreter training course prepares you to work in hospitals, medical offices and in any healthcare environment where a Spanish interpreter is needed. In addition, the Medical Interpreter training course prepares you to sit in any of the Medical Interpreting examinations available in the country. This course is language specific – Spanish/English.

You will acquire the three interpreting skills – simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation. You will learn the proper transfer of medical terminology into Spanish, divided into the different areas in a hospital and medical specialties. Intensive online interpreting laboratory practices are included in this training course.

9 Months / 200 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

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Central Michigan University

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES165

What You Will Learn
  • Develop best practice interpreting techniques – simultaneous, consecutive and sight translation
  • Learn medical terminology in both Spanish and English and the corresponding transfer into the opposite language
  • Understand protocol when interpreting for a Spanish-speaking patient
  • Master the code of ethics of the medical interpreter
  • Study the necessary material to sit in any Spanish Medical Interpreter examination
  • Develop professionalism, accuracy, and a mastery of cross-cultural differences
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 9 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 200 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare for a job as a certified or non-certified medical interpreter
  • Become ready to successfully take the medical interpreter certification exam
  • Master medical terminology in both Spanish and English and take these language skills to any medical-related job
  • Access the course’s online laboratory to practice your skills

Outline

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Introduction to Medical Interpretation

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.

Introduction to Medical Interpretation (Continued)

Learn medical terminology for treatments, procedures, instruments, supplies, and medications.

Introduction to Medical Interpretation II

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.

Introduction to Medical Interpretation II (Continued)

Understand the terminology used to discuss substance abuse, authorization for adults, and legal terminology as it relates to medical manners.

Sight Translation for Medical Interpreters

Explore the principles of localization, how to re-structure techniques, the principles of reversibility, and filtering syntactical and grammatical interferences.

Sight Translation for Medical Interpreters (Continued)

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.

Details

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
                J.            Colloquialism
                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
 

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Instructors & Support

Nestor Wagner

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.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are online, so you never have to actually travel to the school. Most schools offer telephone or online registration.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, this course prepares you for any Medical Interpreter certification exam as a Spanish Medical Interpreter.

When can I start the course?

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.

How long does it take to complete this course?

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.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

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.

What kind of support will I receive?

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.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

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.

Can I get financial assistance?

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

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