On-Campus or Online – The Choice is Yours!
Our online courses and certificate programs enable you to fulfill certificate requirements from anywhere. Our interactive curriculum offers learning that is flexible. If you live near the UW campus and wish to participate in both classroom and online learning, you can blend the two experiences.
Certificates in Consumer Health Advocacy
The Center offers three certificate options in Consumer Health Advocacy: Graduate, Capstone, and Professional. They are designed to enhance professional practice and emphasize 21st century fluencies such as the access and application of information, critical thinking and reflective practice, creative and collaborative problem-solving, critical questioning, and communication. The foundation of our approach is learning actively by advocating for patients.
Introduction to Patient Advocacy Course
This online course provides a comprehensive overview of the core skills employed in patient advocacy. Emphasis is placed on access and application of information, critical thinking and reflective practice, creative and collaborative problem-solving, and communication.
This course is regularly offered as part of our Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate, and is now available as a non-credit course for students wishing to explore patient advocacy or enhance their present professional practice.
UW Student Opportunities
Students from UW-Madison graduate and professional programs in Medicine, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Genetic Counseling, Nursing, Social Work often study in the Center’s advocacy program through specialized opportunities organized by their home disciplines. For medical and public health students, an applied research project is a key feature of their experience.