the winter training is still open for late registrations. any missed modules can be made up at the spring 2016 training.
(spring dates below; registration open by 2/16/16.)
spring 2016 CLASS SCHEDULE
Introduction to Health Care Interpreting - Saturday, April 2nd (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Anatomy and Physiology I - Sunday, April 10th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Medical Terminology I - Sunday, April 17th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Health Care Interpreter Code of Ethics - Saturday, April 30th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Anatomy and Physiology II - Sunday, May 1st (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Medical Terminology II - Sunday, May 8th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Advanced Health Care Interpreting Concepts – Saturday May 14th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Final Exam - Saturday, May 21st (7:45 AM to 12 PM)
WINTER 2016 CLASS SCHEDULE
Health Care Interpreter Code of Ethics - Saturday, January 16th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Anatomy and Physiology I - Sunday, January 24th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Medical Terminology I - Sunday, January 31st (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Introduction to Health Care Interpreting - Saturday, February 6th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
Anatomy and Physiology II - Sunday, Feb 14th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
CCHI Webinar (free for anyone) - Saturday, February 20th (11 AM to 12 PM)
Medical Terminology II - Sunday, Feb 21th (7:45 AM to 5 PM)
NBCMI Webinar (free for anyone) - Sunday, February 28th (2 PM to 3 PM)
Advanced Health Care Interpreting Concepts – Saturday March 5th (7:45 AM to 5:30 PM)
Final Exam - Saturday, March 12th (7:45 AM to 12 PM)
This course is 60 hours long and divided into eight modules held on either Saturdays or Sundays.
Our program provides a good foundation to work as a health care interpreter and move forward in certification and qualification. Mostly lecture based, with some interactive elements, we train you in the following:
- Health care interpreter standards of practice and ethics
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Medical Terminology
- History of the health care interpreter industry
- How to get certified/qualified
- Interpreting Techniques
- Cultural Competency
- Mental Health Interpreting
- Ethical Scenarios
- Practice for the certification written exam
$320, or $40 per module
Note: There will be an additional one time fee for a packet of information for anatomy and physiology and medical terminology (cost is $30).
OHSU School of Nursing, 1st floor auditorium (3455 SW Veterans Hospital Rd Portland, OR 97239) - Parking is free (please do not contact OHSU or its School of Nursing for information, please instead contact us at 503-893-9660 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
For every module, registration begins at 7:30 AM. The class begins promptly at 8 AM. Students should arrive not later than 7:45 AM. All students arriving after 8 AM will be turned away.
Anyone registering for this course MUST have an advanced fluency level for English and their respective interpreting language(s). This is the only mandatory requirement.
The program is assessed solely on attendance. The final exam at the end is only a practice test. Students who arrive on time and stay the duration of a specific module receive a certificate of completion for that particular day. One completes the entire course when they have been awarded a certificate for each of the eight modules. This allows for students take modules at their own pace at different times of the year (you can take all the modules at once or a few at a time). We offer this training 3-4 times a year, with dates not yet set for 2016.
The program is taught exclusively in English, and the material is language neutral, so that no matter what language you interpret for, this program will benefit you.
There will be a lunch break provided from 12-1 PM. Students are encouraged to bring their own lunch or bring money to purchase at the OHSU Cafeteria (a ten minute walk from the School of Nursing).
The course requires students to either print on their own (see below: A&P Materials and Medical Terminology Materials) or purchase for $30 a packet of Medical Terminology and Anatomy and Physiology materials.
Students may also choose to not print the materials and simply load the materials on a mobile device, tablet or laptop in class, as long as they are engaged and following along with the material.
Additionally, the medical terminology book below is REQUIRED. Buy any edition used online (option to share with a friend):
Medical Terminology: A Living Language by Bonnie F. Fremgen and Suzanne S. Frucht (any edition is acceptable)
The following Anatomy and Physiology Book is recommended but not required:
The Human Body in Health and Illness by Barbara Herlihy (any edition is acceptable)
These books can be purchased at amazon.com or bookbyte.com
Please bring a pen/pencil and paper to take notes. Check the resources page and print/review any applicable documents for that day's module. Bring water to stay hydrated. The School of Nursing is handicapped accessible, with wheelchair ramps into the building and auditorium.
No food or drink is allowed to be consumed in the auditorium.
Refunds and transfers
At this time, we do not offer any refunds or transfers.
module names and descriptions
Introduction to Health Care Interpreting (8 hours)
This module is an overview of the entire course, covering topics such as: medical interpreting history, standards of practice, message discourse and modes of interpreting.
Anatomy and Physiology I (8 hours)
This module covers introduction to the human body, chemistry, cells and tissues, body membranes, integumentary system, skeletal system, muscle tissue, blood, and the cardiovascular system. All terms are taught in English, with the expectation that the student will create a glossary in their respective target language.
Anatomy and Physiology II (8 hours)
This module covers the respiratory system, nervous system, special senses, endocrine system, lymphatic system, digestive system, nutrition, urinary system, reproductive system, and embryology. All terms are taught in English, with the expectation that the student will create a glossary in their respective target language.
Medical Terminology I (8 hours)
This module includes how to break down and analyze the components of medical words, descriptions of organs and structures of main body systems, diagnostic procedures, medical abbreviations, and specialized vocabularies. All terms are taught in English, with the expectation that the student will create a glossary in their respective target language.
Medical Terminology II (8 hours)
This module is a continuation of the module description above.
Health Care Interpreter Code of Ethics (8 hours)
This module is designed to thoroughly review the ethics of health care interpreting using best practice examples from the National Council on Health Care Interpreting Code of Ethics, the International Medical Interpreter Association Code of Ethics, and the California Standards for Health Care Interpreting.
Advanced Health Care Interpreter Techniques (8 hours)
This module is broken into three sections:
Cultural Concepts: This focuses on developing cultural awareness and sensitivity skills.
Note Taking: Students are instructed on the importance of effective note taking while interpreting consecutively.
Mental Health: This section equips students with the tools to handle scenarios possible in a mental health interpreting setting.
Final Exam (4 hours)
The final exam is a 120 question, multiple choice exam reviewing all the content of the course, such as introductory concepts, mental health scenarios, cultural competency, ethics, anatomy and physiology, and medical terminology. This exam is a practice test that loosely resembles the written test for the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters (NBCMI) or Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI).
Passing of the course is based solely on attendance, so there is no official passing score for the exam. Students will have two hours to complete the practice exam, and then will self-grade their answers.