Medical Terminology and Settings for Trilingual Interpreters

A competent medical interpreter adds to the clarity of the message by providing accurate interpretation and contributing to patient safety.  When Spanish is added to the mix, there is even greater concern to ensure that the message is conveyed accurately.  This workshop will review basic medical settings along with discussion of basic components of medical terminology: Anatomy (structure), physiology (function), and pathology (diseases/disorders).

Using Spoken English and Spanish, this interactive class will include a number of role-playing activities.  During the session’s activities, we will divide into groups to work together and practice. Bring your dictionaries and note pad. Participants will leave the session having a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology related to major body systems.  They will also be able to recognize prefixes and suffixes used to form medical terms.



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