Interpreting in Health Care Settings

May 28, 2019
$579 + GST starts May 2019

Interpreting in Health Care Settings can be an emotionally challenging, but rewarding, context for interpreters. This course, is a second level program that provides fundamental skills to allow interpreters to work in health care settings confidently. This course covers medical and health care terminology, the role of the interpreter in health care settings, the health care system, cultural differences in health and wellness, and much more.

Course Overview

Course Title: Interpreting in Health Care Settings

Length: 30 hours - Community Interpreting is a prerequisite

Content Overview:

  • The role of the Health Care Interpreter
  • Medical and health care terminology
  • Overview of the Canadian/BC health care system and infrastructure
  • Introduction to the roles and functions of health care practitioners and personnel
  • Management of the interpreting session
  • Models of health and well-being
  • Inter-cultural and inter-personal communication skills Student Manual Included