Interpreting in Health and Community Settings
Bilingual individuals as well as healthcare and government organization bilingual staff
The IHCS course of Northern Virginia AHEC is an intensive, 40-hour course in community and medical interpretation. It is designed for bilingual individuals, and is taught in English for multi-lingual groups.
The first 3 days of training focus on interpreting modes and techniques, rules, etiquette and codes of interpreting. Role-playing exercises and case study analyses are conducted throughout training to ensure that all candidates understand how to take on any interpreting situation. The last 2 days of training are medical days which focus on human anatomy and physiology, the US Healthcare System with further role-playing scenarios and hands on exercises. This ensures that all candidates have knowledge of basic medical concept, necessary medical terminology and an understanding of the US healthcare system.
Tests are administered throughout the training to make sure all candidates have a firm grasp on the information presented.
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