Medical Terminology

This hands-on one-day workshop introduces medical interpreters to the medical terms needed to interpret in common healthcare encounters. It also teaches techniques for interpreting those terms accurately. The approach is dynamic and intensely interactive. The program opens with an overview of Greek and Latin roots and affixes, including those for medical specialties and parts of the body and issues related to registering. As an introduction to anatomy and physiology, the workshop discusses ten body systems. It then turns to terminology for medical procedures and tests, symptoms, medical abbreviations and more. It closes with a review of strategies for expanding the interpreter’s knowledge of medical terms.

This workshop is facilitated in English and is geared toward translators, interpreters, and non-native English healthcare workers; however, glossary references are available in Spanish.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the meaning of common Greek and Latin roots and affixes found in English medical terms.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic terminology and functions of the human body systems.
  • Examine common human diseases from a systematic approach including etiology, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.
  • Explore strategies and resources for expanding the interpreter’s knowledge of medical terminology

Course Date

Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2020

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Registration Deadline: May 1st, 2020

Cost: $125.00

Audience: Interpreters preparing for medical interpreter certification (NBCMI or CCHI), experienced medical interpreters looking for a refresher, ASL interpreters wanting to specialize in healthcare or any bilingual healthcare professional.

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Approved RID CMP Sponsor for continuing education activities. This Professional Studies program is offered for 0.8 CEUs at the Little/None Content Knowledge Level.