Medical Interpreting Skills
Tulsa Community College
This course is offered each Fall and Spring
909 So. Boston
Tulsa, OK 74105
Bilingual staff and volunteers working with health providers who need to brush up on their skills in interpreting in the medical field by expanding their medical terminology vocabulary.
Oral fluency in English and native/near-native fluency in Spanish or instructor approval. Knowledge and work experience in the the healthcare industry preferred.
This course will address the attitudinal differences between the Latino and Anglo-American cultures and how the affect healthcare decisions. It will increase vocabulary needed to interpret for Spanish-speaking patients by using vocabulary related to illness and symptoms, necessary medical language, and cultural cues.
This program incorporates competency skills in: medical terminology, culture, and delivery of health care; and interpreting in the healthcare field. A 15-hour practicum is required at an authorized healthcare facility under the supervision of a trained interpreter.
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