Anatomy & Physiology for Interpreters


Mauricio Suarez & Ryan Foley


1 Hour




Not Available


On Demand



This module serves as a detailed overview to basic concepts of anatomy and physiology. It provides the necessary tools to build a foundation for understanding and further development in the fields of Human Anatomy and Physiology as it is applicable and relevant to healthcare interpreters.

As it relates to healthcare interpreting, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify basic anatomical components for various body systems
  2. Utilize the anatomical position to decipher location information in medical jargon
  3. Distinguish between different physiological aspects of and conditions affecting various body systems
  4. Demonstrate application of knowledge gain during an interpreting encounter


Mauricio Suarez is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter (CHI) and has over seven years of experience in the field of medical interpretation. He has worked extensively at many renowned hospitals in the Texas Medical Center such as MD Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Hospital, Methodist Hospital, among many others since joining MasterWord in 2011. Before joining the company, he started his career as a medical Spanish interpreter working at Ben Taub and LBJ County hospitals in Houston, Texas. He was over three year of experience as an interpreter trainer for MasterWord’s 40-Hour Intensive Medical Training Program, and is one of the developers and curators of the Online version for this program.

Ryan Foley is a nationally recognized speaker and an ally to professionals striving for growth and success. For more than 15 years Ryan has worked as an interpreter, spoken nationally on communication, interpreter ethics and processes, and social dynamics across many fields. As a nationally certified sign language interpreter, Ryan has mentored and trained hundreds of interpreters and helped them become top level professionals in their own right.

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