LNI030 - Medical Interpretation Workshop

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Subject Title
Medical Interpretation Workshop

Subject Description
This 12 hour workshop helps interpreters become better acquainted with the current field of Health Care Interpretation within the realm of the more common diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In addition, through scripted roles plays of case scenarios, participants are exposed to challenging situations related to mental illness and geriatrics.  During the workshop, a glossary of medical terms will be created for participant's future reference.  

Credit Status
Valid for 12 OCCI-ACI PD units.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

1. describe common symtoms, current procedures and treatments for present-day conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, mental illness and cancer

2. properly prepare for health care assignments, as well as handle health-care related challenges in a professional manner, by following the code of ethics and rules of good conduct

3. demonstrate precision and confidence when interpreting consecutively, simultaneously and sight translation of specialized medical vocabulary

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Show respect for diverse opinions, values, belief systems, and contributions of others.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Participants must be fluent in 2 languages(English/other).
Successfully completed LNI101, LNI102 and LNI103 and/or previous experience in medical interpretation.

Topic Outline
Day #1

  • Medical terminology
  • Professionalism in the Interpretation field
  • Top 10 Diseases
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • Cancer: Causes, treatments and medication side effects
  • Common medications

Day #2
  • Mental Illnesses
  • Mental Assessment
  • Challenges for Interpreters
  • Health Issues for Seniors
  • Sexual assault Interpretation
  • 5 Approaches to Assertiveness
  • Common Abbreviations & Acronyms

Mode of Instruction
Lectures will include PowerPoint Presentations, vidoes, scripted dialogues and group discussion.

Prescribed Texts
Hand-outs will be given at the workshop

Required Supplies
Strongly Recommended:

Dictionaries: Medical, English/Bilingual 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
100% attendance required for SATISFACTORY grade

Approved by: Fiona Bain-greenwood