Medical Terminology for Interpreters: An Introduction to Medical Terminology

SKU#: 46 Introduction to Medical Terminology
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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A crash course in the basics of medical terminology for interpreters.

All course content is presented in English, with multiple opportunities to practice all your working languages.  That makes the program perfect for interpreters who speak or sign ANY language.

Course length: 2 hours

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. See our FAQ for information on purchasing course access extensions or purchase your course extension here.

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% 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
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Pennsylvania Interpreter Certification Program (ICP): 2 CEUs
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

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 instructor: 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

You will:

  • 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.

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