Health 84 (REQUIRED INTRODUCTORY COURSE)
Bilingual students are introduced to the field of interpreting in health care. Required for CCSF's Healthcare Interpreting (HCI) Certificate Program, students are introduced to the California HCI Standards and explore the roles, scopes, and practice of healthcare interpreters. The HCI program will be explained and linguistic proficiencies will be assessed.
is an introduction to medical interpreting. This course is designed to develop a basic awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary for language interpretation in health care settings. At the completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the roles and responsibilities of a health care interpreter; explain the code of ethics involved in medical interpreting; discuss the similarities and or differences between the biomedical culture and student's own culture, acquire a basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments and procedures; gain insight in language and cultural nuances in specific communities; have opportunities to explore and develop other knowledge and skills necessary in the art of interpretation.
focuses on training bilingual individuals to be integral members of the health care team in bridging language and cultural gaps between patients/clients and health care providers. Further enhancement of interpreting skills learned in Health 80 covering specialized health care service areas such as genetics, mental health, and death and dying. Emphasis also on the development of cultural competencies in the community. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: demonstrate knowledge of managing the flow of the interpreting session and mastering of these skills through classroom activities and examinations, identify health issues, practices and beliefs of specific ethnic communities, identify strategies and culturally sensitive approaches in working with diverse cultures, demonstrate knowledge of cross-cultural communication., gain a broader perspective in the different health care service areas, increase healthcare-related terminology, identify strategies in self-care and demonstrate skills in the development of a portfolio.
Consists of fieldwork and classroom simulations focused on the application of knowledge and technical interpreting skills learned in Health 80 and Health 81. Workplace and career interpretation will be explored more broadly. Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to: discuss and demonstrate an understanding of the interpreter roles and the scope of practice relative to other health care professionals in the assigned agency, discuss and demonstrate competence in elements of workplace, culture, and professionalism: time management, reporting, and accountability, maintaining personal and professional boundaries, apply skills learned to the fieldwork setting(s): conflict management, cross-cultural communication, and technical aspects of interpreting, identify specific areas for self-improvement needed for interpreting in health care settings.