Skip to main content

Workforce Training & Continuing Education

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

 

Courses - Fall 2020

Course
Title
Prerequisite
Course
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.

 

*Saturdays

  • 9/12 9/19, 9/26: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Section List

Instructor: Orfali, Mustafa
Course Type: Lecture
Dates: Sept. 9 - Oct. 28
Days: Wednesday Saturday
Time: 6-9 p.m. | See above*
Campus: Miller Campus
Building Room: CART 111
Amount: $600
Call 801-957-5373 to register
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.