Walsh University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
SPAN 409 Medical Spanish Translation and Interpreting 3 sem. hrs.
This course is an introduction to medical translation and interpreting (also known as healthcare translation and interpreting). The students will learn the sociolinguistic, legal, and pragmatic dimensions of translation, cross-cultural health literacy, intercultural competency, text analysis, common medical text types and basic terminology; text production in English of Spanish medical documents; strategies of research, documentation and transfer. The students will learn the rudiments of interpreting in health care environments; protocol, ethics, and credentialing in the language mediation industry; public health policy as it affects Latino populations. Course is taught primarily in English. Spanish-English, English-Spanish language combination. Note: translation refers to written texts; interpreting to speech. Prerequisite 311, 307-2 or 301-2. Offered every Spring. Next offered SP-15.
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