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The University of Georgia's Spanish/English Medical Interpreter Certificate course equips participants to serve as professional medical interpreters. This intensive 40-hr training prepares participants with the theoretic, linguistic, and procedural backgrounds necessary to comply with the Medical Interpreting Standards of Practice. Topics covered include ethics of interpreting, healthcare interpreting terminology in English and Spanish, Spanish/English linguistics skills, analysis of the healthcare provider environment and issues regarding Latino/Hispanic healthcare, development of integrated interpreter skills, and understanding the cultural aspects of Latino/Hispanic healthcare.

This course is offered in different formats; be sure to pick the one that best meets your needs.

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Prerequisites

Fluency in both English and Spanish is strongly recommended for those seeking to take the course. If a participant does not meet the language requirement, no refund of previously paid course fees will be given.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Spanish/English Medical Interpreter [September 2022: Live-Online]
Type
Virtual
Dates
Sep 28, 2022 to Nov 05, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes

This course will be held in the virtual classroom on Wednesdays 6:00pm-9:30pm ET (9:00pm last two Wednesdays) & Saturdays 8:30am-12:30pm ET, Sept 28-Nov 5, 2022 (no class session on Oct 22, 2022).

National Certification: Currently, the professional standards for Medical Interpreters recommend that medical/healthcare interpreters have a minimum of 40-hours of educational training (our course meets this requirement). If you are interested in becoming nationally certified, please visit The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.

Minors: This course is designed for adults and will include medically explicit discussion of topics that are of an adult nature, including but not limited to body parts and bodily functions, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. The class is open to students 18 years of age and up.

Section Title
Spanish/English Medical Interpreter [February 2023 - Saturdays: Gwinnett]
Type
In Person
Days
Sa
Time
8:30AM to 5:00PM
Dates
Feb 25, 2023 to Mar 25, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
40.0
Location
  • Georgia Center Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Section Notes

This course will be held at the UGA Gwinnett Campus (rm tdb) on Saturdays 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., February 25 - March 25, 2023.

National Certification: Currently, the professional standards for Medical Interpreters recommend that medical/healthcare interpreters have a minimum of 40-hours of educational training (our course meets this requirement). If you are interested in becoming nationally certified, please visit The National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters or the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.

Minors: This course is designed for adults and will include medically explicit discussion of topics that are of an adult nature, including but not limited to body parts and bodily functions, sexually transmitted diseases, etc. The class is open to students 18 years of age and up.

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