Medical Interpretation

Certificate in Medical Interpretation (Spanish/English)

The Certificate in Medical Interpretation (Spanish/English) requires the student to complete two courses in random order (Spanish 360: Introduction to Medical Interpretation and SPAN 430: Protocol and Procedures of Medical Interpretation) in addition to a minimum of 120 hours of internship (an equivalent of 3 credit hours in SPAN 345). The student needs to have the required proficiency level (Intermediate High) defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) on the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) and have three writing intensive classes (ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPAN 300 or equivalent) prior to entry into the program.

Curriculum and requirements

Prior to entry into the Medical Interpretation Certificate program, you must:

  • Have the required proficiency level
  • Complete three writing intensive classes (ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPAN 300 or equivalent)

To receive the Medical Interpretation Certificate, you must complete:

  • two courses: Introduction to Medical Interpretation and Protocol and Procedures of Medical Interpretation
  • a minimum of 120 hours of internship

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Department of Foreign Languages

Certificate of Medical Interpretation

Contact:

 Dr. James Kilpatrick
Associate Professor, Medical Interpretation
Office: Webster Hall, Room 364
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.9667

Dr. Sherman Hou
Department Head, Foreign Languages
Office: Webster Hall, Room 352
3950 E. Newman Rd.
Joplin MO 64801-1595
Phone: 417.625.3106

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