Medical Terminology for Interpreters

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Any Medical Interpreter requires a profound knowledge of medical terms, procedures, and diagnostics. As a Medical Interpreter you might face a variety of situations where medical terminology knowledge is a plus. With this in mind, Global Arena has put together this interactive e-learning course. Whether you are a bilingual medical student, nurse, technician or a prospective medical interpreter, this program will help you to gain the necessary medical understanding to successfully provide Medical Interpreting assignments.

Medical Terminology for Interpreters is available as an interactive e-learning course. The course is designed for interpreters of all skill levels who want to gain a better understanding of medical interpreting terminology and basic anatomy. This course is also suitable for professionals who want to incorporate interpreting practices into their work and need a broader working knowledge of anatomy and physiology. By the end of the course, participants will have a better understanding of the major bodily systems, human anatomy, specialists, and diagnostic procedures. Medical Terminology for Interpreters also includes a glossary with common terms and spaces to write words and phrases in your target language.


The course was created through collaboration with medical professionals including general practice doctors, specialists, nurses, and university professors and researchers. It consists of twelve modules. Module one covers common specialists, diagnostic procedures, and scans. Modules two through twelve each correspond to a bodily system: skeletal, circulatory, respiratory, muscular, gastrointestinal, integumentary, nervous, immune, endocrine, renal/urinary, and reproductive. By the course conclusion, interpreters of all skill levels and experience will be equipped with a basic knowledge of all of these systems, including functions, anatomy, processes, and common maladies and injuries.

Duration and format

The course is timed to last 120 minutes. It consists of informational modules and an exam with a certificate upon completion and a passing exam result. Each module consists of a variety of informational slides, both lecture and interactive, to broadly engage participants, ensure information retention, and encourage application. The e-learning version of the course is entirely online and easily accessible from our e-learning platform—no downloads or special permissions required. The information is updated regularly to meet current standards. Medical Terminology for Interpreters is further customizable to fit your organization’s needs. Please feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information using the below form.


This course has a cost of $99

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eLearning for interpreters – Medical Terminology