Medical Terminology for Interpreters: An Introduction to Medical Terminology

SKU#: 46 Introduction to Medical Terminology
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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A crash course in the basics of medical terminology for interpreters.

Course length: 2 hours

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. 

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): 2 CCHI CE hours
  • International Medical Interpreters Association: 0.2 IMIA/NBCMI CEUs
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Pennsylvania Interpreter Certification Program (ICP): 2 CEUs
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify the meaning of common Greek and Latin roots and affixes found in medical terms.
  • Associate the Greek and Latin roots found in common medical specialties with terms related to those specialties.

What you will get:

  • Your video instructor: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA
  • 12 interactive exercises, including a medical role play and a self-assessment of your ability to interpret medical terminology
  • One handbook in ebook format: Medical Terminology for Interpreters
  • All course material reviewed by an MD and Certified Medical Interpreter (CMI)
  • Course completion certificate


How this course will improve your practice

You will:

  • Acquire a system to gain a deeper, more accurate understanding of the roughly 75% of medical terminology that comes from Greek and Latin.
  • Know how to apply this knowledge while interpreting.
  • Practice using the language tools and strategies taught here.
  • Have tools to continue learning after this course.
  • Avoid common errors made by many medical interpreters thanks to a more accurate understanding of standard medical terminology.
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