Region 2: Medical Terminology for Healthcare Interpreters

  • 08 Dec 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • 1 South Park Circle Charleston, SC 29407

Medical Terminology for Healthcare Interpreters

VIEW FLYER HERE: Med-Term_flyer.pdf

Date: Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Time: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Is understanding the language and terminology used by healthcare professionals making you feel like a deer in headlights? You are not alone! Learning how to navigate medical terminology is like learning a whole other language. We can help!

This workshop will help interpreters understand the foundations of medical terminology, their structure and meaning. You will learn why diseases, conditions, and anatomical terms have the names they do and how they interrelate. In addition, you will learn how to use this knowledge to help you navigate complicated medical language before, during, and after your interpreting encounter. Although no one can learn medical terminology in a day, the program provides valuable continuing education for anyone who interprets in hospitals, health departments, clinics, and other healthcare settings.

This workshop is facilitated in English and is especially geared toward translators, interpreters and non-native English healthcare workers. It is language neutral; however, glossary references are available in Spanish.

Registration: $125.00 Registration Deadline: 11/30/2018


MUSC Community Training Center
1 South Park Circle
Suite 300
Charleston, SC 29407

Who Should Attend?

  • Interpreters preparing for medical interpreter certification (NBCMI or CCHI)
  • Experienced Medical Interpreters looking for a refresher
  • ASL interpreters wanting to specialize in healthcare
  • Any healthcare professional who wants to have a greater understanding of medical terminology.

CE Credits? This program includes a certificate and is approved by the the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for 0.8 RID CEUs, by the American Translators Association for 8 ATA CEPs, and by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) for 0.8 IMIA CEUs.

Medical University of South Carolina is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.8 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.

This event is not sponsored by VRID and is provided for informational purposes only.  Posting this information does not constitute VRID's endorsement of the event, sponsor, or presenter.  Please contact the event coordinator for more information. 

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