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HO 181
Fundamentals of Medical Interpreting I


Credits: 7
Clock Hours per Quarter: 110

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:40    Clinical Hours: 30


Description
Designed to help students attain the skills for Spanish/English language interpretation to be used in health care settings. Students will participate in written and oral interpretation methodologies. This course is a foundation for Fundamentals of Interpreting II which leads to preparation for the Washington State Spanish Medical Interpretation Certification Exam. Prerequisite: OT 280.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Identify the purpose of healthcare interpreters.
  • Define the primary roles of the interpreter to identify the spheres of power for each member of the triad: healthcare provider, patient, interpreter.
  • Identify the elements of communication related to interpreting.
  • Apply correctly a variety of interpreting skills and techniques.
  • Abide by the ethics involved in all interpretation situations.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the Medical Interpreting Industry occupational outlook and certification requirements.

  • Course Topics
  • Introduction to Interpreting - needs and demands
  • Interpreter skills overview - qualifications
  • The role of the interpreter
  • Modes of interpreting: sight, consecutive, simultaneous and summarization
  • Interpreter code of ethics
  • Communication skills and barriers
  • Spanish pronunciation and syntax
  • Spanish medical terminology for healthcare professionals in primary care areas
  • Listening and memory development
  • Note taking for the interpreter encounter
  • Preparation for the written medical interpreter exam

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