Language Interpret for Health (538)

538-103. Language Interp-Intro. (3 Credits)

Gain an overview of the differences between interpretation and translation and explore the language industry. Focus on the basic skills necessary for successful interpretation and review the different types and theories of interpretations as well as the situational etiquette expected.

Prerequisites: (High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165) or (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or TABE Advanced Reading with a score of 11.0 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Writing Skills with a score of 59 or ASSET-Writing Skills with a score of 41 or Accuplacer Sentence Skills82 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Writing with a score of 250 or ACT-English with a score of 17 or TABE Advanced Language with a score of 11.0 or TABE-11 A Language with a score of 631 or TABE-12 A Language with a score of 631 or COMPASS/ESL - Grammar with a score of 90 or College Proficiency - Writing or Completed Intro College Wrtg) or Accuplacer ESL Language Use with a score of 103 and Accuplacer ESL Sentence Mean with a score of 103 or 831-103 with a minimum grade of C or 801-195 with a minimum grade of C and (802-166 with a minimum grade of C or Spanish Placement Test with a score of 64)

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538-104. Language Inter/Med Field. (3 Credits)

Geared for the people working in the medical field, this is the introductory semester of a one-year bilingual (Spanish/English) course. Role-play the practice of phrases and terminology. Learn about the work performed in various hospital wards, medical terms needed for that interaction, knowledge of human anatomy, cultural competency, clear writing for discharge planning orders and patient/doctor/family/interpreter etiquette. Improvements in grammar and pronunciation are also addressed.

Prerequisites: (538-103 with a minimum grade of C)

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538-105. Language Interp Med II. (3 Credits)

Continue advanced work in terminology, phrases, grammar and punctuation, as well as knowledge of the anatomy of the body and work performed in various hospital wards through this second semester of a one-year bilingual course (Spanish/English). Role play, interaction and assignments are essential to this class.

Prerequisites: (538-104 with a minimum grade of C and 538-106 with a minimum grade of C)

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538-106. Span/English Vocab Hlth Field. (3 Credits)

This bilingual course, (Spanish/English), is for students who are entering the field as a Medical Interpreter. Students will learn to recognize, spell, define, and pronounce vocabulary associated with the various body systems, as well as words and phrases used by interpreters in different areas of care in health settings. This course is required for the technical diploma in Language Interpretation for Health Services. Students need to speak and write Spanish and English fluently and correctly.

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538-107. Ethics for Medical Interpreter. (1 Credit)

Study the ethical components related to the field of medical interpretation, including bioethics. Emphasis is placed on the role of the medical interpreter as an integral member of the healthcare team when working with patients of limited English proficiency (LEP).

Prerequisites: (538-103 with a minimum grade of C and 538-104 with a minimum grade of C and 538-105 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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538-108. Medical Interpreter I. (3 Credits)

Focuses on terms by anatomical system to interpret. The terms are related to the body as a whole, oncology and directional terms, as well as the integumentary, respiratory, urinary, male and female reproductive systems. Role play the practice of phrases and terminology. Learn about the work performed in various hospital wards, clear writing for discharge planning orders and patient/doctor/family/interpreter etiquette. The Spanish language is accented in this bilingual (Spanish/English) course. Shadowing sessions of a medical interpreter is included in this course.

Prerequisites: (538-103 with a minimum grade of C and 501-150 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C) and (COMPASS-Reading Skills with a score of 75 or ASSET-Reading Skills with a score of 40 or Accuplacer Reading Comp70 or Next-Gen Accuplacer Reading with a score of 248 or ACT-Reading with a score of 17 or TABE Advanced Reading011 or TABE-11 A Reading with a score of 617 or TABE-12 A Reading with a score of 617 or COMPASS/ESL - Reading with a score of 90 or College Proficiency - Reading or Accuplacer ESL Reading with a score of 103 or High School GPA 2.60 or Higher or GED Language Arts-2014 Series with a score of 165 or 838-105 with a minimum grade of C)

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538-109. Medical Interpreter II. (3 Credits)

Focus on additional anatomical systems to interpret. The terms related to obstetrics, digestive, cardiovascular, immune, auditory, visual, nervous and endocrine systems are interpreted. Role play the practice of phrases and terminology. Continue with application of medical terms learned into the interpreting session. This is a bilingual (Spanish/English) course.

Prerequisites: 538-108 with a minimum grade of C and (501-151 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or 501-101 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C)

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