Spanish/English Medical Interpreters Course


IU Health La Porte Hospital offers a Spanish/English Medical Interpreters Course to the public. The 10-week course includes 16 hours of practicum and clinical time.

The course includes 80 hours of classroom training, practicum, pre- and post-tests, a midterm exam, final take home exam, and final oral/written exams. Participants will:

  • Acquire the core knowledge and skills needed to handle advanced medical interpretation situations
  • Learn how to organize and prioritize the knowledge needed for each medical encounter
  • Learn the national code of ethics, standards of practice, roles of the interpreter and types of interpreting
  • Learn advanced anatomy, physiology and medical terminology
  • Learn memory and note taking techniques
  • Learn about the role culture plays in interpreting
  • Extensive role play

The course is designed for individuals who are bilingual in English/Spanish, who have a desire to learn how to be a professional interpreter and who wish to further their education and expertise. Pre-requisites include a completion of a language proficiency and entry exam administered by the course instructor. To schedule an appointment, call 219.326.1234, ext. 4629.

Cost is $800 and includes textbook and all training materials, and is payable by cash, money order or credit card. To reserve a spot in the class, call 219.326.2322.

Start Time

September 21, 2013 8:30 AM

End Time

September 21, 2013 4:00 PM


IU Health La Porte Hospital, 1007 Lincolnway, room B113, lower level

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