Anatomy & Physiology for Interpreters

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Anatomy & Physiology for Interpreters


Date: Date to be confirmed, Spring 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Location: Ecker Business Training Center
                  6751 Columbia Gateway Drive
                  Columbia, MD 21046

Audience: Bilingual staff and contract interpreters in healthcare, education, social services and community services. Prior interpreting experience and interpreter training required. CEUs offered for medical certified interpreters (NBCMI or CCHI).

Registration Deadline: To be confirmed

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Professional medical and healthcare interpreters — take your career to the next level!

This unique program guides interpreters to understand and strengthen their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to inform their day-to-day work and enhance their accuracy. Using short films, interactive activities, mini-lectures and body system diagrams, a longtime former MD from Uruguay who is a veteran hospital interpreter in the U.S. guides interpreters on a journey into the complex world of anatomy and physiology. This intensive one-day workshop is fast-paced and fun, yet practical and grounded in the medical interpreter’s daily work. The workshop comes with two mini-workbooks for classroom use and self-study after the workshop.

Most interpreters find it difficult to study anatomy and physiology on their own. Join us and prepare for national medical interpreter certification. (Certified interpreters earn valuable CEUs.)

Ten Body Systems

At the end of this workshop, interpreters will be able to accurately understand, use and interpret terms for these ten body systems:

  • the musculoskeletal system

  • the integumentary system

  • the circulatory system

  • the respiratory system

  • the nervous system

  • the endocrine system

  • the immune system

  • the digestive system

  • the urinary system

  • the reproductive system


The exercise and activities for this workshop were developed by a longtime MD from Uruguay who is also the trainer and who, in the U.S. is a veteran hospital staff interpreter. She created the mini-workbook exercises specifically to guide interpreters in their weakest areas of anatomy and physiology and to improve their accuracy and performance in their day-to-day work. Come and explore the human body and its mysterious workings from the perspective of both doctors and professional interpreters.

Each participant will be provided with print copies of two mini-workbooks for classroom use and self-study after the workshop:

  • a review workbook on Greek roots and affixes for medical terminology (which supplements our famous handbook, Medical Terminology for Interpreters)

  • a workbook devoted to anatomy and physiology




This program includes a certificate and is approved by Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters for 7.5 CCHI CE hours, by the International Medical Interpreters Association for 0.75 IMIA CEUs, by the Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services for 7 DSHS CECs, by the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for 0.75 RID CEUs, by the Maryland Court Interpreter Program for 7 CE credits, by the Pennsylvania Interpreter Certification Program (ICP) for 3 CEUs, by the American Translators Association for 7 ATA CEPs and by the Ontario Council on Community Interpreting for 7.5 OCCI PDUs.