On-Demand Course



Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (Translation and Interpreting in Healthcare Settings)



Anaesthesiology is the medical specialty concerned with the perioperative care of patients before, during and after surgery. It encompasses anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, critical emergency medicine and pain medicine. Anaesthesia is a state of controlled, temporary loss of sensation or awareness that is induced for medical purposes. Intensive care refers to the specialised treatment given to patients in an acute medical condition who require critical medical care.

Who would this be useful for?

This module would be useful for interpreters at all levels of knowledge of clinical medicine who wish to develop a basic understanding of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. It is also suitable for interpreters who are preparing for the NAATI Certified Specialist Health Interpreter (CSHI) Test, or who are pursuing to become a healthcare interpreter.

This course will cover the following items:

Types of Anaesthesia

Intensive care – Intubation, Mechanical Ventilation, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Perioperative care- Pre-operative anaesthetic assessment and Postoperative recovery room care

Health professionals involved

Important medical terminology (including Latin and Greek Root words)

Course outcomes


Types of Anaesthesia

Intensive care includes: Intubation, Mechanical Ventilation and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

Perioperative care includes Pre-operative anaesthetic assessment and Postoperative recovery room care

The names and utility of common investigations, medications and health professionals in relation to anaesthesia and intensive care

Easy ways to remember relevant medical terminology in anaesthesia and intensive care


Provide high quality and professional interpreting of complex and specialised spoken language from the health domain

Understand, remember and recall relevant medical terminology efficiently

Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 10 points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue). Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.


Course Completion Guidelines

Students are required to read and complete all the course content, including watching all videos, and successfully completing all assessments. In order to attain your certificate, you need to score 100% on each assessment. Students will have unlimited attempts to complete the course over the length of their access.


Presented By

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Medical Doctor and Medical Education Facilitator
All Graduates – Interpreting & Translating
Melbourne, Australia

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