Medical Terminology: Anatomy, Diseases, Diagnosis, and Prognoses (Spanish/English)
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to medical terminology, with a focus on terms commonly used in standard procedures (such as CMP blood work decoding), diagnostics of diseases or ailments (including allergies, types of cancer, or hepatitis), and fields of practice (such as cardiology, ophthalmology, and gynecology). You will learn to navigate major medical terminology websites and databases and to work with authentic print materials, such as patient questionnaires, sample medical charts, and blood work reports. Under the guidance of an expert medical interpreter/terminologist, you will explore medical terminology as used in a range of patient-provider contact situations, including check-in interviews or questionnaires, routine exams, family engagements, patient feedback, and sight translation of medical reports. At the end of the course, you will have developed a starter glossary of medical terms in your language pairing as requisite preparation for practical interpreting.
You'll Walk Away with
- The skills to compile and organize medical terminology to produce a personalized starter glossary specific to the needs of a working medical interpreter
- A corpus of medical terms commonly encountered when interpreting between English and Spanish
- Individuals interested in pursuing a career in medical interpreting
- Interpreters who want to specialize in medical and/or switch from another field within the profession