Interpreting in Health and Community Settings
Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center
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Fairfax South County Government Building
8350 Richmond Highway
IHCS is intended for Bilingual individuals interested in entering the field of medical interpreting, as well as the bilingual staff of health and human service organizations interested in acting as dual-role employees.
Interpreting in Health and Community Settings (IHCS) in an intensive, 40-hour course is designed to instruct bilingual individuals to act as interpreters in health and community settings. IHCS is taught in English for multilingual groups over the course of five days. The Program is divided into two portions. The first examines the standards of practice and the ethical tenants of the medical interpreting profession, including interpreting modes and techniques, cultural competence and skill development. The second portion focuses on anatomy, physiology, pathology, medical practitioners and the US healthcare system. The program is multimodal, utilizing presentations, videos, case studies, roundtable discussions, role play activities and training exercises to provide participants the theory, knowledge and resources necessary to effectively interpret in medical settings, as well as with the opportunity to practice applying the principals discussed. Tests and performance evaluations are conducted throughout the program to ensure that participants are meeting the program’s learning objectives.
Title: Testing and Training Specialist
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