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.
On completion of this course, participants will be able to:
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.
To access the course, you will need to register for or sign-in to your UICC eLearning account.