Cardiovascular Disease Training for Language Professionals

Cardiovascular disease or CVD is one of the main causes of disability and premature death in North America, and all over the world. In addition, it is one of the diseases responsible for the increasing cost of healthcare.

Given the pervasiveness of the disease, language professionals working in healthcare settings are bound to come across this topic. This online training aims to assist translators and interpreters in honing their skills, expanding their knowledge base, and consolidating their vocabulary base within the context of cardiovascular diseases.

Course Breakdown:

    • Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease
    • Symptoms and Causes
    • Inflammatory Heart Disease
    • Prevention and Disease Management

The program has been developed with the support of healthcare professionals, but with an emphasis on assignment preparation and skills development for language professionals. Throughout the program you will be able to practice with translation, simultaneous interpretation, consecutive interpretation, sight translation, and other vocabulary and knowledge building exercises.

Course Format
The course runs on our Moodle online platform. It consists of four main multimedia instructional lessons, which you can access online, anywhere, anytime. You will be prompted to complete interactive exercises on the anatomy of the heart, general and specific aspects of cardiovascular disease, and skills building exercises such as the translation of brochures, and interpretation in different patient settings. The instructional modules take about four hours to complete in total, plus additional practice and self-assessment exercises. Successful completion of at least 80% of the components of the course is required to obtain a certificate. You will have access for 90 days to complete the course.

CEUs and PDUs
The course is currently approved for the following continued education or professional development units:

  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 6 PDUs

Fee: CAD$95 + HST

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