Course Title: Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5364 Diploma of Interpreting (LOTE-English)

Course Title: Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 25

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365T Global, Urban and Social Studies


Term1 2017,
Term2 2017,
Term1 2018,
Term2 2018

Course Contact: Ya-Ping Kuo

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 3771

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills required to understand and use routine health terminology in English and a LOTE sufficient to interpret between the two languages in general dialogue or monologue settings in general health and allied health contexts.

This unit applies to those working as interpreters in a range of general health and allied health contexts where health services are provided with direct patient contact involved, or general medical topics are discussed. The interpreter may be required to interact with patients, their families and the health professionals working with them.

This unit will be delivered in a cluster as follows:

Terminology cluster (Spoken languages):

  • LANG5863C Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
  • LANG5864C Use routine legal terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)


Terminology cluster (Auslan):

  • LANG5863C Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)
  • LANG5865C Use routine education terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

PSPTIS047 Use routine health terminology in interpreting (LOTE-English)


1. Identify the context of health terminology

2. Develop understanding of health terminology

3. Use appropriate oral or signed communication in health contexts

Learning Outcomes


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will be ongoing during the semester, and you will receive feedback on your progress. You will undertake a variety of assessment tasks and activities to assess your level of competence against key elements and performance criteria.

Assessment tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • teacher directed class activities
  • practical exercises
  • group discussions and debates
  • real or simulated monolingual interviews and dialogues
  • recorded speeches and summaries of speeches