Applied Advocacy Experience: Patient-Centered Care and Health Advocacy
(Law, Medical Sciences and Nursing 768–on campus; combination (on campus & online); or online.
Students advocate for patients with life-threatening and serious illnesses as they navigate the health care system.
Students help individuals and families:
- Evaluate treatment options
- Access quality medical care
- Converse with family members and co-workers about their illness
- Appeal insurance denials
- Assess eligibility for public and private benefits
- Address financial and employment related concerns.
Learners are introduced to the following substantive topics:
- Medical Debt
- Prescription Drug Coverage
- Employment Issues
- Insurance Pricing & Payments
- Public and Private Health Insurance
- Public and Private Disability Benefits
- Clinical Trials and Researching Medical Information
This course is offered as part of our certificate program, or as part of a field placement, clerkship, fellowship, or special course enrollment for UW graduate students outside of our certificate program.