Interpreting in Health & Community Settings
A Program of the Connecticut Area Health Education
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Statewide... visit website www.easternctahec.org
Prerequisites for Admission:
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
- Demonstrated proficiency in English and in at least one Non-English language and culture
The Connecticut AHEC Medical Interpreter Certificate establishes the foundation for all
community interpreters and provides specialized training in health care interpretation.
In addition to expertise in the professional standards of practice and the modes and
techniques of community interpreting, a health care interpreter must understand health
care as a cultural system and master the most common medical concepts, procedures,
1. Assess cultural differences in health care beliefs and practices that may be interfering with the
2. Describe and explain the structure and principles of the U.S. health care system.
3. Restate and discuss the roles of medical interpreters, the professional standards, and the code of
4. Define and describe the roles of biomedical practitioners and common methods of diagnosis.
5. Interpret basic medical terminology and anatomy in both English and the language to be
6. Apply basic interpreting techniques and be able to justify the technique selected according to
7. Illustrate the ability to guide the interpreting encounter while employing memory skills.
Phone: (203) 671-4685
Fax: (860) 760-5230
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