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Medical Terminology Training with Clive Mason

20th May 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Have you ever found yourself in a medical setting where you have struggled to create an effective rendition in BSL? We will demonstrate and discuss productive lexicon and strategies that you can use to interpret complex medical concepts visually.

The course covers major areas of medical terminology useful for interpreters:

  • Interpreting anatomical descriptions
  • Common symptoms and conditions.
  • How and where to articulate sensitive information.
  • Ways to deal with it in interpreting and translation.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion participants will:

  •  be able to develop techniques of dealing with more specialised terms
  • be able to incorporate productive lexicon for medical settings.
  • be aware of the linguistic and cultural differences between English and BSL and take that into account when translating or interpreting.
  •  Any etiquette

CPD: 6 Structured Points – Certificates will be provided.

Tea and coffee provided.

Course Cost: £45 for ASLI members and workshop open to both RSLIs and TSLIs

About the trainer:

Clive has over three decades of experience in both the media and sign language fields.

Whilst being part of a research team on BSL linguistics at Edinburgh University, I was ‘spotted’ by a talent scout and became a long-standing presenter of ‘See Hear’, as well as being an in-vision interpreter. I have also lectured at Wolverhampton and Bristol Universities on the Interpreting and Deaf Studies degrees and I am an NRCPD registered translator.

I am passionate about collaborating with hearing colleagues to support and improve BSL/English interpreting. With extensive knowledge of BSL linguistic research and with experience as a visual language service provider I devise and run courses with a dual perspective.


20th May 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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