UC San Diego Extension

Medical Interpretation

This course addresses patient/provider communication, cultural interference, interpreter code of ethics, and the role of the interpreter in the healthcare setting and industry. Online exercises familiarize the student with medical terminology and scenarios that an interpreter encounters while on the job. Hands-on practice with specialized, medical-focused material builds the necessary sight, consecutive, and simultaneous interpreting skills.

Note: prerequisites: Successful completion of Entrance Exam, "Introduction to Interpretation," "Consecutive Interpretation," "Simultaneous Interpretation," and at least one "Medical Translation" course. Elective for the Professional Certificate in Translation and Interpretation.

Other Credit: 10 points of ATA Continuing Education in Category A and 30 hours of BRN relicensure credit.

Course Number: LING-40104
Credit: 3 units

This course is part of the following Certificate Program(s):

Upcoming Sections

There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at (858) 534-5760 or ahl@ucsd.edu for information about when this course will be offered again.