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Medical & Health

CUNY Healthcare Interpreter Certificate Program Prerequisites: • Students must have a High School Diploma or GED®. • To determine eligibility, students must pay a $20 language diagnostic test to establish fluency in English and Spanish or English and French. • The cost of the test will be applied to the course fee upon acceptance into the program. Level Two

Level One COURSE A


Introduction to Healthcare Interpreting (45 hrs)

Healthcare Concepts & Terminology for Interpreters

Available in Spanish/English and French/English

(40 hrs)

An introductory course that offers participants a basic understanding of the role of the bilingual interpreter in healthcare settings. In collaboration with Culturemart, an organization specializing in medical interpreter training instruction, the curriculum will be based on The Essential Piece, Culturesmart's nationally renowned health-care interpreter training program which has been widely utilized throughout the US.

Course focuses on the specialized vocabulary of health care, including English-language terms used to describe the human body parts and systems, as well as the names of diseases, common medications, treatments, medical equipment and procedures. The textbook for this course will be Quick and Easy Medical Terminology, 6th Edition, by Peggy Leonard. This textbook/workbook contains extensive exercises to aid in the learning of the English terms introduced, with an emphasis on recognizing root words from Latin and Greek that recur often in technical terms. Textbook included. T & Th 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/29-12/17/13 CE2062-F01 40 hrs. 14 sessions $799

Learn and develop basic skills for managing communication; recognize and resolve ethical issues and cultural conflicts; understand clinicians' roles and expectations; comprehend the culture of American health-care and the health beliefs and practices in the Spanish-speaking community; and, master the importance of interpreted communication to provide access to quality health-care. Attention is given to basic medical vocabulary and how to build a personal bilingual glossary of words commonly encountered when interpreting health care interactions. Course fee includes textbooks and oral exam fee. M & W 6:00pm to 9:00pm 10/28-12/16/13 CE2061-F01 45 hrs. 15 sessions $995

Orientation Dates: Mon., October 7, 2013 6:00pm-9:00pm & Wed., October 16th, 2013 6:00pm to 9:00pm Please call 718-518-6656 to register! 718-518-6656

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Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog  
Fall 2013 Continuing Education Catalog  

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