Foundations of Medical Interpreting

Foundations of Medical Interpreting

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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.

Dates 
Tuesday, July 9 – Wednesday, July 10

Times 
8:00am – 5:00pm

Location
UMHS Interpreter Services, 2025 Traverwood Drive, Suite A4, Ann Arbor, MI

Questions? Contact Christa Moran at 734-936-7021. To Register, click here.

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