Glossary of common medical terms in English and Spanish:
- allergic reactions - reacciones alÃ©rgicas
- asthma attack - ataque de asma
- abdominal pain - dolor de estÃ³mago
- abnormal breathing - respiraciÃ³n anormal
- arthritis - artritis
- blood clot - coÃ¡gulo de sangre
- blurred vision - vista nublada
- bone fracture - fractura de hueso
- blood pressure - presiÃ³n arterial
- calcium loss - pÃ©rdida de calcio
- cardiac arrhythmia - arritmia cardiac
- chemotherapy - quimioterapia
- common cold - resfriado comÃºn
- diabetic - diabÃ©tica
- facial paralysis - parÃ¡lisis facial
- fever - fiebre
- flu - gripe
- heart attack - ataque al corazÃ³n
- HIV/AIDS - virus de inmunodeficiencia humano (VIH)/SIDA
- hyperglycemia - hiperglucemia (azÃºcar alta en la sangre)
- hypoglycemia - hipoglucemia (azÃºcar baja en la sangre)
- intravenous injection - inyecciÃ³n intravenosa
- leukemia - leucemia
- lymph node - nÃ³dulo/ganglio linfÃ¡tico
- menopause - menopausia
- seizures - ataques, convulsiones
Medical - MÃ©dico, English - EspaÃ±ol
As medical-interpretation careers grow, Saturday class offers bilingual boost
Fluent in Spanish and English? Looking for a job in the medical field? You could help California meet a growing demand for interpreters and translators in health care.
California law now requires that health-plan providers and insurers make available translated materials, language assistance and culturally-competent healthcare services.
ÂIntroduction to Medical Interpretation and Translation: English-SpanishÂÂa Cal State L.A. course to be offered through the Division of Extended Education this fallÂwill prepare students for the state medical interpreting exam and for field work as a medical interpreter in either an inpatient or outpatient setting.
Taught by CSULA instructor Jorge Hernandez, this three-unit course will meet every Saturday, from 1-4 p.m., starting Sept. 26 through Dec. 12.
Hernandez, a practicing certified court interpreter, is qualified as a medical interpreter by the Judicial Council of California. He is also experienced in the areas of medical, telephonic and freelance translation.
According to Joann Edmond, Extended Education course coordinator, ÂThe class introduces students to the fundamentals of medical translation and interpreting, including basic medical vocabulary in English and Spanish as well as syntactical differences between the two languages.Â
The 11-week medical interpretation class is open to the public. For registration information or class location, call the Division of Extended Education at Cal State L.A., (323) 343-4900.
Learn more at these links:
- Medical Interpretation and Translation course:
- California Senate Bill 853:
- California Department of Managed Health Care:
- Professional Development Courses:
- Certificate Programs:
- Online Courses:
- Open University Classes:
- Cal State L.A.Âs Division of Extended Education: