Sign Language Interpreting - Medical

Certificate - 18 credits

About this program
The Sign Language Interpreting - Medical program provides specialized training for sign language interpreters interested in pursuing the field of medical interpreting. Students will be introduced to medical terminology, human body systems, medical interpreting and ethical decision making. Students will expand their existing interpreting skills and prepare to facilitate communication between patients who use American Sign Language (ASL) and their medical care providers.
Program outcomes
  1. Recognize basic health care settings where medical care is provided.
  2. Identify strategies and techniques that promote effective communication.
  3. Demonstrate the role and function of the interpreter in medical settings.
  4. Recognize general medical terms, procedures, anatomy and physiology.
  5. Analyze ethical dilemmas and apply ethical practices.
  6. Identify common types of mental health disorders.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
Tracks

Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
18 Required courses
18 Total

Medical

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
ASLM1110 Introduction to Medical Interpreting 3
ASLM1111 Ethical Decision Making for Medical Interpreters 2
ASLM1112 Medical Signs 2
ASLM1113 Special Topics in the Field of Medical Interpreting 2
ASLM1114 Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting 3
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3
Plans

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1st Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ASLM1110 Introduction to Medical Interpreting 3
ASLM1114 Introduction to Mental Health Interpreting 3
HLTH1110 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
HLTH1116 Medical Terminology 3

1st Spring Term - 6 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
ASLM1111 Ethical Decision Making for Medical Interpreters 2
ASLM1112 Medical Signs 2
ASLM1113 Special Topics in the Field of Medical Interpreting 2