NEW: Interpreting in Healthcare Settings (Eastern Time Zone – HCE001)


ONLINE:  September 9 – October 14, 2020 | Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30pm – 8:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)

Please note that this class is open to any student across Canada. It will just run from 2:30 – 5:30pm PST to accommodate a wider range of schedules.

This course, is a second level program that provides fundamental skills to allow interpreters to work in healthcare settings confidently. This course covers medical and healthcare terminology, the role of the interpreter in healthcare settings, the health care system, cultural differences in health and wellness, and much more.


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Course Title: Interpreting in Healthcare Settings

Length: 50 hours – Interpreting in Community Settings is a prerequisite

Format: This course is now being offered online via remote classroom learning. The course is comprised of 10 sessions in an online classroom with the instructor and others students, and a series of online modules and assignments that students complete in their own time. Students have access to the online modules for 3 months from the start date of the course.

Content Overview:

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