Medical Communication Ambassadors
This 80- hour course if offered over 16 weeks of individual study which includes a weekly 2- hour face to face session on- line. Course includes: Interpreter code of ethics/standards of practice, Title VI, HIPAA, advanced medical terminology in Spanish/English, body systems, diagnostics, health disparities, cultural competency, how to work with a chaplain, advice and personal narratives from a nationally certified instructor, professional development, certificate of completion upon passing the course. Textbook and workbook included which is authored by the instructor.
The University of Memphis School of Public Health
The Health Care Interpreter Course Level I is an online hybrid sixty-hour introductory course offered several times a year through the University of Memphis' School of Public Health. Our course is the first medical interpreter course in the U.S. to have received accreditation by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA), becoming accredited on December 11, 2013. The course was created in 2005 as part of a RWJF Hablamos Juntos grant awarded in 2003 to En Memphis Hablamos Juntos Project.
We welcome bilingual students who desire to become professional medical interpreters; existing medical interpreters who need a training certificate; interpreters seeking preparation for national exams; and anyone interested in learning about medical interpreting.
The five-week course consists of forty-hours of live Zoom instruction and twenty hours of asynchronous learning. Students meet three times a week for three hours each day in Zoom for the first forty hours. During the twenty-hour asynchronous segment of the course, students meet with the instructor each week in Zoom for two hours to check individual progress. Our course is non-language specific. However, students of languages of a lesser diffusion need to contact the course instructor in advance so that we might accommodate their language needs.
Our course follows the IMIA accredited training standards for an introductory sixty-hour course in medical interpreting.
For additional information, visit our Web page at the University of Memphis School of Public Health at https://www.memphis.edu/sph/programs/interpreter.php and email Espi Ralston, Course Director and Instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org 901 218 4691.
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