Oregon Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Training Pro
Oregon AHEC and Oregon Dept. Of Community Colleges
varies in Oregon --held in several different locations depending on community needs
This course is designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in Health Care Interpretation. The intent of this course is to offer a training that will prepare bilingual individuals to serve as Health Care Interpreters in rural and/or urban areas. This program was developed to bring training to local communities across Oregon and to improve access to quality health care interpreting services. The program also provides entry-level training in health care interpreting that meets Oregon’s Health Care Interpreter law standards for training and education.
The Oregon Spanish Healthcare Interpreter Training Program is 124 hour course which includes on-line learning, self-study, classroom skill integration and reinforcement activities and clinical skills. This hybrid distance education/weekend classroom format allows working individuals to more easily participate in the program which is offered in conjunction with Oregon community colleges and healthcare partners across the state.
Program Educational Objectives:
At the end of this course, the students will be able to:
Articulate and demonstrate the role and responsibilities of a Health Care Interpreter.
Articulate and apply the principles and values of the NCIHC Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice to your interpreting practice.
Provide an overview of the techniques and the concepts of health care interpretation.
Recognize and manage in a professional manner the barriers and problems a Health Care Interpreter encounters in actual practice.
Identify human body organs and understand their functions in the context of Anatomy and Physiology.
Identify diseases and disorders and the correct medical terminology to interpret this information accurately in the medical setting.
Identify basic medical procedures, medications and diagnoses and demonstrate ability to interpret during sessions where these medical procedures, medications and diagnoses are being discussed with patients.
Interpret accurately Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terminology in English and Spanish.
Effectively interpret scenarios using the tools provided in this course.
Develop efficient and professional interpreting techniques and be able to demonstrate interpreting techniques in a clinical setting.
Demonstrate ability to manage the flow of an interpreting session.
Discuss and compare cultural beliefs, practices and values, and explain the impact they have on accurate interpretation.
Demonstrate awareness of and appropriate methods of managing and addressing existing cultural diversity among Hispanic/Latino clients in actual or practice scenarios.
For more questions about the program content or the pre-etry language testing, contact us. We can also tell you where and when the next classes will be taught.
www.cascadeseast.org --look under Programs, Spanish Healthcare Interpretetr Training and On-line Learning Center
There is no on-line enrollment, only students who pass pre-entry language testing will be allowed into the training program.
Return to training listings
© 2013, International Medical Interpreters Association
Find us online: