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: 5 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

Dates: 04/01/14 - 06/09/14
Section ID: 101419
Fee: $425
Status: Closed
Location: ucsdextension.blackboard.com
You will have access to your course on the published start date.
Class Type: Online—web-based instruction
Instructor: Teresa Newman, FNP, M.A., Ph.D., An experienced scientific translator, interpreter, and healthcare provider. Director of Community Outreach Services at Scripps Health.

Textbooks: Required Books
The Language of Medicine (9th Edition) by Chabner
ISBN: 9781437705706
You may purchase textbooks via the UCSD Bookstore.
Section Policies: No refunds after: 04/05/14. Pre-enrollment required.

Section Notes: This is an online course; all class sessions are taught online. There are no face-to-face class sessions. You will have access to your online course on the published start date. The login URL/website is ucsdextension.blackboard.com. Your username and password is your email address on record with UCSD Extension.