Self-guided course: Raising the voices of patient advocates

Monday 9 May 2022 to Sunday 31 December 2023

Raising the voices of patient advocates

Course description

This was my first UICC master course and I am glad I selected this topic. The sessions covered the topic well, great speakers who spoke of advocacy in a relatable way. Looking forward to other courses!

Master course participant 2022

Patients, survivors and caregivers are best positioned to advocate for change in cancer prevention and control policies. Their voices are essential in ensuring patients are at the centre of decision making in cancer control prevention, treatment and support services.

Through webinars and first-hand experiences from patient advocates, this course will provide an overview of what is required to be a patient advocate: a willingness to learn, the capacity to communicate and the confidence to deliver clear and powerful messages.

This course will build on knowledge from UICC's previous course on patient engagement, with a focus on how to move from experience to expertise.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the role of patients as advocates
  • Identify the knowledge required to become an empowered patient advocate
  • Apply the soft skills needed to voice an advocacy message
  • Analyse ways to better reach, communicate and cooperate with the broader cancer control community
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Target audience

This course is suitable for all staff and volunteers from patient support groups, cancer societies, hospitals and any other organisation willing to engage patients in advocacy. It will be of particular interest to any patients, caregivers and survivors engaged through UICC member organisations who are willing to advance in their role as a cancer advocate.

This course will be delivered exclusively in English.

Access the course


To access the course, you will need to register for or sign-in to your UICC eLearning account.

  • Employees of UICC member organisations have unlimited free access to all self-guided courses on the platform
  • Individuals who are not employed by a UICC member organisation can purchase courses and gain access to the content for a six-month period.

Event Information

Capacity Building Team
Virtual -
UICC Member
This event is under the auspices of UICC
Last update: 
Tuesday 22 November 2022