ASL in Health Care Settings: Medical Terminology

Course Description

This 0.5 credit hour course designed to promote an infusion of resources related to interpreting in healthcare. It will serve as an introduction to the benefits and challenges of interpreting in healthcare settings in an effort to prepare interpreters in making well- informed decisions about their readiness and qualifications for interpreting in these settings.

Please note that students must possess basic American Sign Language/English interpreting skills before enrolling in this course.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this badge, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate mastery of key vocabulary in ASL and English.
  • Effective use key vocabulary in the context of communication between the Deaf and hearing persons.
  • Be able to resolve communication breakdowns and to recognize their own personal limitations in sharing medical information when the terminology in unfamiliar.

Credit Hours

Success in this 0.5 credit hour course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of 7.5 hours over the length of the course in direct instruction as provided by the instructor and an additional 15 hours outside of class reading, reflecting, and evaluating the topics for a total of 22.5 hours.

Grading Scale: Badge/No Badge

Evaluation: 100% completion of badge criteria

ASL in Health Care Settings: Medical Terminology


CRN Course # Term
16487 CSD 420 BB Fall 2019