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The School and Hokkaido University Hospital are working together to solve the problem of medical knowledge transfer due to the language barrier. 2021

International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC) International Federation of Catholic Universities (FIUC)

The collaboration between Hokkaido University Hospital and the International Medical Translation Education Program of the Graduate Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies aims to train medical translators with professional knowledge and practical skills. In order to improve the interdisciplinary curriculum and practical training, experts from the medical industry and different disciplines are invited to give lectures at the school. We continue to strengthen the partnership with Fu Jen Catholic University Hospital and St. Luke's Health Management Center for the professional internship. Through course learning, internship and practicum records, students assimilate knowledge and skills of medical terminology, medical procedures, medical scenarios, and medical settings, and accumulate medical-related vocabulary in Chinese, English, and Japanese to develop a forward-looking smart tool for medical language service tool and continue to expand the scale of the corpus. The overall teaching performance of this education program is reflected in the organization of keynote speeches, the opportunity for professional internships. The learning results of the internships have been fed back for teaching enhancement.

In 2020, there were 8 students enrolled in the course. Due to the epidemic, the students were unable to attend medical internships and practicum at medical institutions. Still, instead, they were assigned to the translation project at Taipei City Hospital Zhongxing Branch. The students recorded the medical terminology they learned and described the medical field situation in the internship record. The total number of internship records reached 750.