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Patient Advocacy Certificate
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Students who earn a Certificate in Patient Advocacy from UCLA Extension acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to successfully prepare for their career. Graduates of this program will be prepared to:
- Advocate for patients and families to ensure quality care
- Address, prioritize, and resolve complaints from patients, families, medical professionals, and insurance representatives
- Convey compassion and concern for individuals and families on a consistent basis
- Differentiate between routine issues and those requiring escalation to a higher level
- Discuss medical care with physicians, nurses, and other care team professionals
- Outline and evaluate patient care services and options
- Summarize findings of medical team reviewers
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This certificate is 8 courses, 32 units, and takes 12 months to complete.
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