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ASLM1110 – Introduction to Medical Interpreting pdf

Credits: 3 (3/0/0)
Description: This course is an introduction to the field of medical interpreting. Students will learn to facilitate communication between patients who use American Sign Language (ASL) and their physicians, nurses, lab technicians and other health care providers.
Prerequisites: Graduation from an Interpreter Education Program
Hold current interpreter certification
Corequisites: None
  1. Describe common situations where basic medical care is provided.
  2. Identify the role of the interpreter in basic medical situations.
  3. Discuss the professional responsibilities of the interpreter.
  4. Recognize general medical procedures, common diagnoses and treatments.
  5. Discuss medical terminology typically used in common medical situations.
  6. Demonstrate respect for patients and medical care providers.
  7. Discuss techniques that promote effective communication with patients and medical care providers.
  8. Define the certification and training requirements for interpreters in medical settings.
  9. Identify the personal and professional demands that occur in basic medical settings.
MnTC goal areas: None

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