The Art of Medical Interpretation
IMIA CEU information:
This course is approved for 6 IMIA CEUs.
Cross Cultural Communication Sytems, INC.
$750.00 + materials
Cross Cultural Communication Institute at CCCS, INC.
800 W. Cummings Park suite 3800
Pre-requisites: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age, with a minimum of a HS diploma or GED, and must pass a mandatory screening examination in English and the target foreign language(s) prior to acceptance in the program. Applicants must pass the screening at a minimum of “Advanced Mid-Level” according to the industry standards. There is a $55.00 non-refundable fee for this screening examination.
2012 evening classes will begin on March 1, May 8, September 6, and November 15, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 pm - 10 pm.
2012 Eight Day-Intensive August 15-17 and 20-24, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Primary Instructor: Vera Duarte or Andrew Jerger
Guest Presenters: Zarita Araujo-Lane and Dr. Richard S. Lane
Course Objectives: By the end of the course students should be able to demonstrate competence with the following concepts/objectives:
• Protocols for medical interpreting
• How to self-assess their own skills, knowledge and limitations
• Application and use of the tools and key concepts from each lesson
• Have a complete understanding of interpreter standards and code of ethics
• Work effectively in a triadic encounter
• Ability to effectively do consecutive interpreting
• Ability to effectively do sight translation
• Ability to effectively do simultaneous interpreting
• Understanding of medical terminology
• Understanding of how memory skills impact interpreting
As professional standards for interpreters evolve, training programs are increasing in length and the CCCI Art of Medical Interpretation class expended from Fifty-four (54) to Sixty (60) hours. These additional hours allow for more in depth coverage of topics and more practice time for essential skills. The program targets interpreters at all levels and fosters an environment that gives each individual a measure of control over the learning process. Training sessions focus on interpreting technique, cultural competency, interpreting ethics, mastering medical terminology through the Samurai! method, developing specialized glossaries and increasing memory power. Learning is measured through role-play and interpreter evaluation tools. Class size is limited to 30 students and features spoken languages only. Language coaches will be provided to groups of 3 or more students working in each target language.
The classroom work is supported by a new training manual; The Art of Medical Interpretation was designed to accompany this course and includes over 875 pages of interpreting practice guidelines, medical terminology, disease information, exercises, diagrams, quizzes, and over 90 role-plays. It serves as a resource guide to best practices and terminology for interpreting and is also an essential tool for developing professionals after they complete the classroom work.
This program has been approved by The American Translators Association(ATA) for 10 Continuing Education Points, and by International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) for 6 CEUs.
This program has been approved for ITA (Metro South West) and WTF funds, by the Massachusetts Department of Workforce Development, and for WIA for the state of New Hampshire.
Phone: 781-729-3736 X111
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