Previously called ASL Medical Interpreting – Basic Skills, this is a two-day, 15-hour course for working American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. It provides fundamental skills and knowledge that interpreters need to effectively work in health care settings, including:
- Standards of practice and code of ethics;
- Interpreter roles;
- Basic medical terminology and anatomy;
- An overview of health care in the Deaf community;
- The mechanics of medical interpreting; and
- An introduction to a variety of medical settings.
Participants learn through lectures, discussions, hands-on activities, role plays and small group work. The course is taught by a staff ASL interpreter at UMHS-ISP. The instructor, Christa Moran, NIC, MEd, is RID Certified and a Certified Educator, with extensive experience and training in medical interpreting.
Tuesday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 10
8:00am – 5:00pm
UMHS Interpreter Services, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4, Ann Arbor, MI