Provision of Professional Advice and Training on Medical Interpreting for Community Interpreters (2011)

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HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre

The Centre for Translation was invited to co-organize with the HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre to organize the “Certificate Course in Medical Interpreting”. The project is managed by Dr Ester Leung, who is also the lecturer of the course. The course has a duration of 132 hours and is run from January to March 2011.

In 2009, Dr Ester Leung was invited by the HKSKH Lady MacLehose Centre to offer professional advice and tutorship for their “Certificate Course in Community Interpreter Training”. This is the second time that Dr. Leung and the MacLehose centre have joined hands to run a course. With the experience gained running the pilot programme in 2009, Dr Leung succeeded in her funding application to the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme of the Research Grants Council. The title of her research is “Community Interpreting in Hong Kong”. Dr Leung hopes that her research can help improve the medical interpreting profession.

By integrating research and practical training, Dr. Leung aims to achieve knowledge transfer. Graduates who pass the Certificate Course will be awarded a certificate issued by our Centre.

Dr Leung was appointed the official representative of Hong Kong by the International Medical Interpreter Association in 2010. (Click to see the IMIA announcement)

Students practising at the Interpreting Lab at Hong Kong Baptist University