Medical Interpretation Class

The Fairfield Campus is hosting The Connecticut AHEC Medical Interpreter Certificate course. This course establishes the foundation for all community interpreters and provides specialized training in health care interpretation. In addition to expertise in the professional standards of practice and the modes and techniques of community interpreting, a health care interpreter must understand health care as a cultural system and master the most common medical concepts, procedures, and terminology.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Assess cultural differences in health care beliefs and practices that may be interfering with the communication process.‌
  • Describe and explain the structure and principles of the U.S. health care system.
  • Restate and discuss the roles of medical interpreters, the professional standards, and the code of ethics.
  • Define and describe the roles of biomedical practitioners and common methods of diagnosis.
  • Interpret basic medical terminology and anatomy in both English and the language to be interpreted.
  • Apply basic interpreting techniques and be able to justify the technique selected according to particular situations.
  • Illustrate the ability to guide the interpreting encounter while employing memory skills.

CEU Statement:
As an IACET Authorized Provider, Eastern AHEC, Inc offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under IACET guidelines.

Prerequisites for Admission:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Demonstrated proficiency in English and in at least one Non-English language and culture
  • Pass an on-line language proficiency assessment with a score of 80 or above

Upcoming Offering:

  • Spring 2014: All Saturdays April 5, 12, 26; May 3, 10, 17, 24; June 7, 14, 21; 9am to 1pm. 


  • 48 hour basic medical interpreter training course: $725 (includes course fees, online assessment and training materials)
  • Call to find out about our discounts for individuals or organizations sending 3 or more employees!


Elizabeth Acosta
Eastern Area Health Education Center
322 Main Street, Suite 2E-1R
Willimantic, CT 06226
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