Medical Genetics for Interpreters



This module is one of four which will present the topic of medical genetics. This first module covers normal, basic human genetics. Subsequent modules address medical genetic principles including inheritance patterns, then specific medical disciplines’ attention to genetic disorders, finally topics in medical genetics which cut across many disciplines such as ethics and genetic engineering.

Learning Objectives:

  • Function of DNA in the human cell
  • Normal cell differentiation and the ways in which mutations arise.

Continuing Education:

  • 1.5 CCHI
  • .15 IMIA
  • .15 BEI
  • .15 RID CEUs (This course has been approved for RID CEUs  by the Texas Society of Interpreters for the Deaf (TSID). TSID has a $10 processing fee. They waive that fee for current TSID members.)

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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