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Medical Interpreter Basics

 

Medical interpreters serve a critical role in the community by interpreting communication between the staff and non-English speaking population, and helping to ensure a quality medical experience for patients and loved ones. This course will be taught for learners with Arabic/English bilingual proficiency. Successful completion of this course allows students to apply for Tier 2 Medical Interpreter certification with the Utah Department of Commerce’s Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL) .

 

SKILLS DEVELOPED

  • Facilitate accurate and transparent communication in interpreting sessions using basic medical terminology for the human body, medical symptoms and basic medical instructions.

  • Apply the Medical Interpreter Code of Ethics, HIPAA privacy rules, Utah Mandatory Reporting rules and professional standards for medical interpreters.

  • Demonstrate effective intervention skills with medical professionals.

  • Demonstrate cultural competency in medical interpreting communications.

  • Complete medical interpreter sessions from start to finish following industry guidelines.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This course will be taught for learners with Arabic/English bilingual proficiency.

PREREQUISITES

  1. Official High School Diploma or higher (or equivalent) from country of origin

  2. Completed English Proficiency Exam from Salt Lake Community College

RECOMMENDED

Basic computer skills

REGISTRATION

To begin the registration process, contact the Program Manager, Kay Carter: 801-957-5373

 
THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR STIT FUNDING (50% DISCOUNT FOR INDIVIDUALS) WHILE FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE
FOR INDIVIDUAL JOB SEEKERS

The Utah Legislature provides Short-Term Intensive Training (STIT) funds for Utah State residents who enroll in specific non-credit, short-term training courses. These funds cover 50% of the course cost and are available until depleted. At that point, the course cost will return to the regular cost. STIT funding is for individual job seekers. For employers interested in funding support, please see information about Custom Fit.

FOR EMPLOYERS

Using funds provided by the Utah State Legislature, Custom Fit provides short-term, non-credit training designed to grow, train, and retain an efficient and productive workforce. For-profit companies can use these funds to share the cost of incumbent worker training. Apply for Custom Fit funds to determine eligibility.

 

Courses - Spring 2022

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course WTMI 0110
Title Arabic Medical Interpreter
Prerequisite
Description

Medical interpreters serve a critical role in the community by interpreting communication between the staff and non-English speaking population, and helping to ensure a quality medical experience for patients and loved ones.

 

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Faculty

Mustafa Orfali is an American citizen born in Damascus, Syria. He graduated with B.Sc. in Engineering from Damascus University, worked in Europe for 16 years in business development and marketing and has been a lecturer in two private Universities in Damascus for 9 years. Mustafa is fluent in English, Greek, Arabic and understand various dialects. He currently works at St. Marks’ Family Medicine as the Refugee Coordination Director.