Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Medical Terminology and the Human Body
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.
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
State Department of Social Health Services: 2 DSHS CECs
- Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
Interpreter Certification Program (ICP): 2 CEUs
- Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs
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 host: 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
- 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.