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Course ID:SPAN 4004S. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Medical Interpreting, Ethics, and Intercultural Communication
Preparation for and practice of Spanish-English medical interpreting, including roles of healthcare interpreters, ethics, healthcare interpreting skills, terminology, and vocabulary for interpreting and translation. Includes structured practice in community settings and events (e.g., health fairs, clinics, hospitals) to enhance skills and serve as cross-cultural liaisons.
Athena Title:Med Interpreting Ethics Comm
Equivalent Courses:Not open to students with credit in SPAN 4004, SPAN 4150
Nontraditional Format:Course includes a service-learning project during the semester that employs skills or knowledge learned in the course or teaches new skills or knowledge related to course objectives. Student engagement in the service-learning component will be up to 66% of overall instruction time. During the semester, students work at clinics and other healthcare venues practicing healthcare interpreting and translation of healthcare-related forms. Students will engage in about 30-45 hours of service learning in hospitals, clinics, etc., depending on the need of the institution. If the institution can only accommodate less than 45 hours, more interpreting practice will be done in class.
Prerequisite:SPAN 4003 and permission of department
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Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
Syllabus: No Syllabus Available