Medical Interpreting: Body Language Modules
St. Catherine University offered the first interpreter training program with an emphasis on preparing interpreters to work in medical settings. We are proud to be a leader in healthcare interpreting.
The CATIE Center continues to work on developing new resources responding to the needs of today's healthcare interpreting world.
Registration for Introduction to Healthcare Discourse now open!
Body Language 2013-2014
Whether working in classrooms, emergency or clinical settings, interpreters need to have the skills of effectively describing anatomy in American Sign Language.
Session Topics and Dates (click on the topic for a description):
- Introduction to Healthcare Discourse September 30—November 10, 2013
- Body Language: Cardio Workout November 18—December 30, 2013
- Body Language: No More Digestive Distress Jan. 13—Feb. 23, 2014
- Body Language: It’s All in the Lungs March 10—April 20, 2014
- Body Language: Put Some Meat on Your Bones May 5—June 15, 2014
Workshop Location: Online at HealthcareInterpreting.org (you must be registered to access)
What to expect
In each self-guided session you will:
- Review the source material on the topic in English.
- Create your video explanation of the process in ASL.
- Watch explanations of the topic in ASL created by Nigel Howard, Doug Bowen-Bailey, Amy Williamson and others, focusing on classifier usage and use of space.
- Analyze your explanation and how you might incorporate more classifiers or improve your use of space.
- Recreate your explanation in ASL.
- Post written reflections and feedback on other participants posts (if working with others).
We estimate the average time required for each session is 15-20 hours.
View a Sample http://www.healthcareinterpreting.org/online/course/view.php?id=13
Questions? Click here for answers!
What you Need
- high-speed internet access
- ability to watch YouTube videos
- ability to video-record your work for self-analysis
- ability to post written reflections of your self-analysis for each topic
Have more questions about the program? Click here.
This self-paced and self-directed program empowers you with the resources to lead your own learning. Julie Olson Rand will facilitate.
St. Catherine University is an approved sponsor for RID continuing education units. This activity is offered for professional studies CEUs and assumes some knowledge of the topic.
Participants can earn 0.75 CMP/ACET CEUs per module working individually. Participants who post an additional feedback post per topic to another participant may earn 1.0 CEUs. Participants must complete all required activities to earn CEUs. No partial CEUs will be awarded. Read more about CEUs
$45 per participant, per module. Questions about registration? Click here.
How to register
Registration is limited to the first 40 participants.
All participants must register.
Registration opens one month before the session start date.
Click here to register: https://www.regonline.com/cardio13
(If registration is full, the online registration system will inform you that registration is full for this class. We do not recommend emailing to ask if registration is still open.)
Cancellations must be in writing and requested within 7 days of registration. No refunds will be issued after 7 days, or after course content has been accessed.