Academic programs that will appear on a transcript
Certificate in Consumer Health Advocacy
A guiding principle of this certificate program is that consumer perspectives must be included in any health care performance improvement initiative. The Consumer Health Advocacy Certificate will provide students with: key knowledge of health consumer perspectives, advanced health advocacy competencies, and tools to strategically advance health care reform efforts through inter-professional collaboration, policy initiatives, and systemic interventions.
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Certificate in Global Health
The complex, existential problems challenging today’s world — emerging infectious diseases and pandemics, food insecurity and starvation, climate change impacts on health, antimicrobial resistance, fundamental inequities in access to nutrition and healthcare — transcend national boundaries and require expertise and perspectives from across the biomedical, social, and physical sciences to achieve creative solutions. Thus, there is a need for global health knowledge and skills not only among traditional healthcare providers, but also for professionals across multiple disciplines. It is said that “global health takes all of us,” and the Graduate/Professional and Capstone Certificates in Global Health Online give traditional and non-traditional students the expertise to effectively work across cultures and disciplines to improve health for all. The largely asynchronous, online format provides maximum flexibility for students to complete the certificate effectively within the context of primary degree, work and/or family responsibilities.
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Certificate in the Fundamentals of Clinical Research
To conduct clinical studies adequately, it is necessary to understand the principles of research design and statistical analysis. With the increasing complexities in clinical research, it is imperative that clinical researchers receive a minimum training in clinical research methods. The objective of this certificate program in clinical research methodology is to provide formalized training and a practicum in research design and statistical analysis for clinical research to professionals in health care and biotechnology and in the pharmaceutical industry.
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Certificate in Patient Safety
It has been estimated that at least 98,000 US adults die each year from medical errors; fewer people die from breast cancer, AIDS or auto accidents. The costs associated with preventable medical errors exceed $17 billion. To help train scientists and practitioners to effectively reduce the likelihood of preventable patient harm, the University of Wisconsin–Madison offers the Certificate in Patient Safety. The objectives of this program are to increase student knowledge about how systems engineering and systems design can be used to identify, analyze and solve patient safety research and applied problems. The Certificate is supported by the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, and College of Engineering.
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