On-Demand Course

Short-Course

Interpreters

Culture and the Role of the Interpreter (Translating & Interpreting in Healthcare Settings)

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Description

Understanding culture and how it impacts on communication
  • responding to difficult situations
  • managing complex cultural influences
  • explaining the cultural contexts to others
The role of the interpreter
  • knowledge of the interpreter’s role in a healthcare team
  • interactions with other health professionals
  • managing stressful assignments
  • how the role interacts with that of others


Who would this be useful for?

This module would be useful for anybody working in intercultural communicative situations in the healthcare setting, healthcare interpreters, healthcare translators, overseas trained professionals working in the multicultural Australian healthcare setting and health professionals working with interpreters in the Australian healthcare setting.


This course will cover the following items:

Cultural historical and political knowledge – to identify culture-specific references

Familiarity with changes and developments – to identify culture-specific references

Intercultural competency in interpreting as opposed to thematic competency

Hofstede’s insights – nation-based; power distance, individualism, masculinity vs femininity, uncertainty avoidance, long-term orientation, indulgence

Generalisations and stereotyping


Course outcomes

Knowledge


Skills

Keep up with changes and developments in terms of cultural, historical and political knowledge

Demonstrate familiarity with Hofstede’s nation-based Insights

Explain the danger of generalisations and stereotyping when applying intercultural competency


Certificate Earned

 A professional development certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to receive 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.

Endorsement

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

Presenter - Ineke Crezee
Professor of Translation and Interpreting
Auckland University of Technology
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Auckland, New Zealand

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