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The University of Georgia's Korean/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 Korean, Korean/English linguistics skills, analysis of the healthcare provider environment and issues regarding Korean healthcare, development of integrated interpreter skills, and understanding the cultural aspects of Korean healthcare.

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Prerequisites

Fluency in both English and Korean 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.

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Section Title
Korean/English Medical Interpreter - September 2021
Contact Hours
40.0
Location
  • Georgia Center Locations
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Registration Fee non-credit $879.00
Section Notes

This Korean/English Medical Interpreter Certificate course meets each Saturday September 25 - October 23, 2021 from 8:30am-5:00pm, on-campus in a socially-distanced classroom.

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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