48 Hour Medical Interpreting Training

About

 A 48-hour, non language-specific training course designed to prepare you for either National Certification exam sittings and aimed at raising Language Access to care for Limited English Proficient patients. 

Key Topics

  •  Managing the flow of communication
  • Culture and culture-facilitation
  • The Interpreted Encounter
  • Communication
  • Active listening
  • Memory
  • Understanding medical terminology
  • NCIHC Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • IMIA Code of Ethics 
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology

Is this course for you?

Are a bilingual staff, an on-site interpreter, contract interpreter or seeking a career in medical interpreting? 


If you answered "yes", then you've come to the right place!


More about the course

Preparedness

Our course also prepares bilingual individuals for their role as medical interpreters.


Live Participation

Our comprehensive curriculum is taught through lively classroom discussions and interactions; participants develop their skills and knowledge through carefully-prepared realistic role-plays and guided by a nationally-recognized instructor.  


Group size is limited to between 7 and 20 participants in order to provide a meaningful learning experience to all.

Requirements

 
Participants must pass a language proficiency test prior to being admitted to the course.  


 
To qualify to participate in this training, participants are also required to meet or exceed the following criteria:  


  • be 18 years-old or older
  • High register language skills in English and other language(s)
  • Completely fluent in English and a second language 
  • Able to commit 4-6 hours per week to review class materials at home.

Location & Contact

 A 48-HOUR CLASS HAS BEEN SCHEDULED AT UH-DOWNTOWN. 


CLASS STARTS SEPTEMBER 22 AND GOES ON EVERY SATURDAY UNTIL OCTOBER 27, 2018.


If you have any questions, please contact

Rey Romero, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor - Spanish Linguistics
Coordinator, Translation Minor

Department of Arts & Humanities
One Main Street - Suite S-1087
University of Houston-Downtown
Houston, Texas 77002
voice:   713-226-5549

Link to Course

Click here to access the course enrollment: 

https://registration.xenegrade.com/uhd/coursedisplay.cfm?schID=5325