Individuals interested in helping patients navigate the complex health care system can receive online training in a new one-year program now taking applications. The University of Toledo (UT) is offering a graduate certificate program in the field of patient/health advocacy. UT developed this program to give people the knowledge and tools to have a better awareness and understanding of health care.
The courses are designed to educate participants about the health care system and better enable them to assist themselves and others when making medical decisions. The two-semester, four-course sequence program in patient advocacy is a 100-percent online program. The only prerequisite for the graduate certificate program is to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a 3.0 grade point average.
Additional information is available on the UT website or from Debra O’Connell, PAC, BA, director of patient advocacy, The University of Toledo, at 419-530-5421 or by email, Debra.Oconnell@utoledo.edu. Deadline for registration is August 1, 2012.