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Course Overview

This course focuses on interpreting on one-on-one and small group interaction in medical settings. Students will explore the U.S. healthcare system and its participants, characteristics of the healthcare setting, and biomedical culture. The course includes a critical analysis of medical discourse, such as doctor-patient communication and medical terminology with an emphasis on common medical conditions, treatments, and procedures. Students will apply text analysis skills to the translation, consecutive interpretation and simultaneous interpretation of texts geared to medical encounters.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of INT 325 with a grade of B or above, and an ASLPI score of 3 or higher (the INT Department will verify student ASLPI score before granting course registration permissions) or permission of the instructor.

Credit: 3