Interpreting Fundamentals Overview


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MasterWord’s Interpreting Fundamentals Overview is designed to prepare you for the healthcare interpreting profession by helping you understand the process, purpose, goals, and mechanics behind medical interpreting. You will also review ethical considerations for medical interpreters. The course contains the following sections:

Learning Objectives

  • Section 1: Overview of Healthcare Interpreting Profession
  • Section 2: Goal and Purpose of Interpreting in Healthcare Environment
  • Section 3: Core Interpreting Process Elements in Healthcare Environment
  • Section 4: Mechanics of Medical Interpreting
  • Section 5: Healthcare Interpreter Ethics
  • Section 6: Knowledge and Skill Base Needed by Medical Interpreters
Linda Golley


Linda Golley trains medical interpreters and medical interpreter trainers throughout the country. She is an experienced language access program manager as well as an ADA specialist. She is former vice-chair for the Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters.

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