In this 15-hour module,
participants learn the medical vocabulary
necessary to provide competent and
accurate medical interpretation.
Vocabulary is studied in English
and their target language, with
dialectic variations discussed.
Areas of vocabulary covered include the following:
- external and internal anatomy
- pain terminology
- medical supplies
- general terms
- obstetrics and gynecology
- urinary and male sexual system
- digestive system
There is ample time devoted to a variety of role-play activities, allowing participants to learn to interpret through trial and error, practice, and through guidance and analysis of performance.
Other interpreting techniques are also covered, such as note-taking, memory retention, and self-correction monitoring techniques. Additional skills learned are refined, such as educating provider and patient on interpreter’s role, requesting clarification, managing communication flow, and performing effective culture-brokering.
- Define key medical terms in English and target language
- Demonstrate ability to sight translate various common clinical documents
- To gain practice and confidence in the performance of interpreting
- To interpret a variety of medical encounters that utilize context-specific medical terminology
- Manage the flow of communication between patient and clinician
- Appropriate use specific techniques, such as note-taking or requesting clarification
- Identify personal strengths and weaknesses while interpreting
Demonstrated Fluency in English and one selected target language
Essential Piece 300-page
coursebook included with
all training sessions. This
manual contains readings
for all the topics covered
in the training, vocabulary
and role-plays, and more.
hands-on training workshop is offered
as part of The
Essential Piece comprehensive
training program or as a stand-alone