Medical Terminology for Interpreters: An Introduction to Medical Terminology
A crash course in the basics of medical terminology for interpreters.
Course length: 2 hours
Course access period: Two months
Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 80% or above).
Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.
- Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): 2 CCHI CE hours
- International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
- Washington State Department of Social Health Services: 2 DSHS CECs
- Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
- Pennsylvania Interpreter Certification Program (ICP): 2 CEUs
- Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the meaning of common Greek and Latin roots and affixes found in medical terms.
- Associate the Greek and Latin roots found in common medical specialties with terms related to those specialties.
What you will get:
- Your video host: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA
- 12 interactive exercises, including a medical role play and a self-assessment of your ability to interpret medical terminology
- One handbook in ebook format: Medical Terminology for Interpreters
- All course material reviewed by an MD and Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI)
- Course completion certificate
How this course will improve your practice
- Acquire a system to gain a deeper, more accurate understanding of the roughly 75% of medical terminology that comes from Greek and Latin.
- Know how to apply this knowledge while interpreting.
- Practice using the language tools and strategies taught here.
- Have tools to continue learning after this course.
- Avoid common errors made by many medical interpreters thanks to a more accurate understanding of standard medical terminology.