Requisites, Principles & Practices
40 hour course developed by Link2Spanish
March 9, 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2012
Georgia Health Sciences Children’s Medical Center
1446 Harper Street
The course was developed in part due to the rigid requirements to utilize trained, qualified healthcare interpreters in hospitals and other healthcare facilities must comply in order to meet the needs of the Limited English Proficient population. Also, it was developed due to our commitment to the advancement of the profession and furthering the education and qualifications of prospective and current healthcare interpreters.
Healthcare Interpreter Training is an intensive, comprehensive 5-day, 40-hour course that will provide the student with a strong foundation in the profession of medical interpreting. The student must take a telephonic language assessment to demonstrate fluency in English and one other language (assessment can be waived if student has previously completed one).
The course covers: The role of the interpreter, interpretation techniques, interpreter protocol, medical terminology, body systems and their function, code of ethics, Title VI, professional development, HIPAA, and Cultural Competency. Also, an important element of this course will be intensive role-play, which will allow the student the opportunity to put into practice the skills learned in class.
Students must attend all 5 days and pass a final oral and written exam in order to earn a certificate of successful completion. The course fee is $700 and includes all course materials: a Student Manual, and “Anatomy-Physiology for Interpreters in Healthcare” handbook. Class size is limited to 25 students.
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Please feel free to contact us at 706-721-6929 should you need additional information. We look forward to see you soon.