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Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)  

This online course will teach you the skills needed to work as a Medical Interpreter and to sit in any of the Medical Interpreting examinations available in the country.

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 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

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.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

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


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.


  1. Introduction to Medical Interpretation I
    1. Medical Vocabulary – The Human Body
    2. Pre-anesthesia record form
    3. Medical Vocabulary – System and Senses
    4. Refusal to permit blood transfusion
    5. Medical Vocabulary – Signs and Symptoms
    6. Medical Condition form
    7. Intravenous Contrast Injection Consent
    8. Medical Vocabulary - Facilities and Staff
    9. Discharge Instructions
    10. Colloquialism
    11. Medical Vocabulary - Treatment Procedures, Instruments, Supplies and Medications
    12. Industrial Accidents - Workers' Compensation
    13. Medical Vocabulary - Pregnancy and Delivery
    14. Simultaneous Techniques
    15. Consecutive Techniques
    16. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
  2. Introduction to Medical Interpretation II
    1. Medical Vocabulary - Pediatric/Neonatal Care
    2. Medical Vocabulary - Family Planning
    3. Interpreting for Hospitals – Parents' Rights & Responsibilities
    4. Medical Vocabulary - Communicable Diseases
    5. Interpreting for Hospitals - Taking Care of Mom
    6. Interpreting for Hospitals - The "Baby Blues"
    7. Medical Vocabulary - Sexually Transmitted Diseases
    8. Interpreting for Hospitals - Consent for Cath Lab Procedure
    9. Medical Vocabulary - Dental Health
    10. Interpreting for Hospitals - Environmental History Form for Pediatric Asthma Patient
    11. Medical Vocabulary - Substance Abuse
    12. Interpreting for Hospitals - OSHA Required
    13. Idiomatic Expressions - English into Spanish
    14. Interpreting for Hospitals - Adult History Form
    15. Interpreting for Hospitals - Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Imaging Information
    16. Legal Terminology used in Medical Matters
    17. Interpreting for Hospitals - Advance Directive
    18. Interpreting Laboratory Practices
  3. Sight Translation for Medical Interpreters
    1. Principles of localization
    2. Re-structuring techniques
    3. Principles of reversibility and non-reversibility of Medical terms
    4. Interferences – Filtering syntactical and grammatical interferences
    5. Style in the delivery
    6. Exam taking techniques - Objective versus subjective grading
    7. Transferring of low, regular and high register documents into the opposite language
    8. Stability in the transfer
    9. 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.

 

Medical Interpreter (Spanish/English)
Item: 202003CTP21700  
Class Dates: 7/1/2020 - 9/30/2020                                              Fee: $2,395.00
This is an on-demand Career Training Program Course offered by Ed2Go.  Class begins upon registration and completion of Student Enrollment Agreement in Ed2Go. Click on Course Title for complete course description.