Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Medical Terminology and the Human Body

SKU#: 48 Medical Terminology and the Human Body
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An interactive program for interpreters to deepen their knowledge of medical terms related to the human body, including terms used by doctors to describe body positions, directions, planes and cavities.

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:

  • Relate Greek and Latin roots to relevant parts of the human body.
  • Understand and interpret anatomical terms that refer to position, direction, planes, and body cavities.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Sylvana Fernández-Ellauri, MD (Uruguay), CMI, Spanish
  • A step-by-step overview of the human body, with video, audio, visually engaging materials and anatomical diagrams.
  • 11 interactive exercises, including a medical role play and a self-assessment of your performance and your ability to interpret medical terminology
  • A human body crossword
  • 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:

  • Sharpen your knowledge of medical terms for human body parts.
  • Understand terms often used by doctors to refer to specific parts of the human body (position, direction, planes and body cavities).
  • Gain practice in using Latin and Greek roots and affixes to analyze medical terms.
  • Avoid interpreting errors caused by lack of understanding about anatomical terms.
  • Gain confidence and smoother interpreting skills thanks to a more accurate understanding of standard medical terminology for human body parts.

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