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Medical Terminology for Interpreters (FALL 2019)

Medical Terminology for Interpreters (FALL 2019)

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This healthcare interpreting workshop helps professionals overcome challenges in the use of medical terminology [8 CE credits].


This 8-hour class will cover the following:

  • The Latin and Greek basis of medical terminology.

  • Critical English vocabulary of: the circulatory system - the digestive system - the respiratory system - the male and female reproductive systems - the endocrine system - the musculoskeletal system - the nervous system.

  • Terminology related to tests, procedures and symptoms

  • Common acronyms in health care.

  • A system to expand your bilingual medical vocabulary over time.

With this training you get Medical Terminology for Interpreters, by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC, a 136-page resource and workbook that will be used in the class.




Early bird registration. Use the following discount code when registering before TBD: WIF6GKI.

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WA DSHS: 8 professional continuing education credits have been approved.

WA AOC: 8 professional continuing education credits have been approved.



South Seattle College (West Seattle Campus) - 6000 16th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Room: OLY 204

Free parking available on the street. On campus parking with a permit.


The class will be divided into sessions that will take place on Saturdays in September/October 2019 (dates and times are coming soon!).


Cindy Roat trainer of healthcare interpreters

Cindy Roat, MPH, is a trainer of interpreters, educators and healthcare providers, and a consultant to healthcare facilities, helping them improve their language access services. An internationally renowned trailblazer in the healthcare interpreting field, Cindy is a founding member and past Co-chair of the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care, a founding member of the Washington State Coalition on Language Access (WASCLA), and a former board member of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society (NOTIS), where she organizes and teaches workshops for healthcare interpreters. Cindy is widely recognized as an engaging public speaker and assiduous advocate for limited-English-proficient populations.


Please read carefully the following requirements for completion:

To receive a Certificate of Successful Completion, participants have to attend 100% of the course. Participants are required to be on time for every class and to not leave before the end of the class.